Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.
Ajatashatru "Aja" Lavash Patel (Dhanush), who has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood, is a street magician and prankster who tricks people into believing that he possesses magical powers. After his mother's untimely death, he sets off on a journey to find his estranged father in Paris. There, he meets a woman named Marie (Erin Moriarty) in a furniture store and is soon smitten. Aja then experiences a series of adventures around the world, all while being pursued by Parisian taxi-driver Gustave, whom he swindled out of a cab fare.
“ITS RELENTLESS EARNESTNESS IS TOUGH TO RESIST”
- Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
“SHOT AND EDITED WITH LOTS OF COLOUR AND PEP, THE FILM OFFERS A TRAVELOGUE-Y TAKE ON THE STREETS OF MUMBAI, PARIS, AND ROME.”
- Alison Gillmore, Winnipeg Free Press
“WITH HIS EASY CHARM, SMILE AND PERFECT COMIC TIMING, [DHANUSH] GIVES A WINNING PERFORMANCE.”
- Sreeparna Sengupta, The Times of India
6pm THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE FAKIR