Reviews for The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir ( 2018 ) 720p

Lovely, sweet and Enjoyable

By: shivamgupta-69554
This movie is directed by Spanish director and he seems quite good in his work. The way he has summoned up the culture of both the countries is commendable. To be very honest, the movie has no story at all but the journey is beautiful no doubt. It is a journey of small fakir who does small tricks for living in the streets of India and how he ended up going to Paris to find his father whom he never met. This is the journey of Aja aka Ajatashatru Lavash Patel. Do watch it guys. It has some flaws like there is no actor or actress seem acting except Dhanush. But still it is good.

Was that a true story?, asked the Policemen. Only the important parts was the reply by Dhanush.

By: jainyashashvi
This movie wasn't great but was delightful, simple, beautiful and Dhanush was lovable as he was in Raanjhanaa. Some reviewers wrote that movie wasn't a true depiction of India or refugees, but was it meant to be so?

It was kind of fairy tale story with simplistic treatment which might not be enough for some but i myself found this one soothing my heart and inner self.

indian review.

By: ravivarma-43781
Slumdog shows india this film used india. there nothing in this film that is remotely relatable to india.

Feel good movie...

By: nikhilstarfact
The feel good element is soo intense which make it booooring.One time watchable.

Great movie

By: lxj1974
That movie is great, at leats I found it to be entertaing and not dull at all. But we all like diffrent things, so give it a try a judge it for your self ...

Its fun..... Good...

By: selvasatish
Its fun to watch and entertaining... Of course, it still can be done better... But its worth watching one or two time...... Its talks about karma, love but most of it believable....

Overall the movie is pretty good.... You did good Dhanush and team......

Too much hypothetical.

By: judgefarukhossain
The journeys from one airport to another make no sense. How could he so easily travel through different nations with just 100 euro?

I just wanted more..

By: adonis98-743-186503
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. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is another pretty lazy and forgettable comedy to say the least plus it's based on a book as well so i can't compare it as a whole with that but on it's own it's pretty bad to say the least and i just expected something more perhaps? Like i don't know? The Big Sick kind of funny movie?

Dont read a book expecting the movie to be the same!!!

By: kenfromcanada
Since others here have said it, this delightful!! movie may not be a 100% representation of the book. I don't know, I don't read French and apparently this was a French book of some repute.So? Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments certainly did not portray that book (lol) 100% accurately. Yet, a lot of people for decades have enjoyed that movie.No, this isn't on par, but, this was a very nice movie, with no parts that were NSFW. And today, that is something different.Watch it. For just easy entertainment value, 10 out of 10. As a movie overall, 8 out of 10.

Meet my Expectations In A best possible Manner

By: sanjeevktl1993
I was following this movie since its trailer was released. Thanks to the Internet, the movie was available in no time. Loved it and it simply fantastic. Dhanush, after Ranjhanaa has proved that he is not limited to south Indian Cinema only. The whole starcast is great and the climax was the real satisfaction. The Hindi songs wail entertain you in a right manner. Thanks again.

I just wanted more..

By: BatmanFunReviews2018
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. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is another pretty lazy and forgettable comedy to say the least plus it's based on a book as well so i can't compare it as a whole with that but on it's own it's pretty bad to say the least and i just expected something more perhaps? Like i don't know? The Big Sick kind of funny movie?

If you have nothing then do it.. Otherwise look for better option.

By: owaissiddiqui-29106
The movie is stupid.. Like the script tried to be everything from an old bollywood sad classic to an colorful hollywood funky movie but it failed in everything.. Except the lead.. All charachters seems like they are not getting paid for this or they can't act... So just skip it.. Why i watched it.. Its saturday and i had nothing to watch..

a relieving story...

By: ops-52535
I am not well aquainted with indian movies,so i have hardly nothing to compare with, i thought slumdog millionaire were a splendid movie, so were this one to.it has a humble humour all throughout the whole story,with witt and practical jokes spread out over a wast area of the planet. there are basically no violence or swearing,just some magical petty crimes here and there. the acting are great,so are also the music and colourfullness of the environment with great variety of locations and people. poverty is sieged by guts and willingness to wish for a better destiny. a practical serendipitous feature for the one who loves to love and share the love with everybody.i liked this feature from start to end,defdinately recommendable...

Avoidance of Rooting Causes of Refugees, Bollywood meets Hollywood via this feature length IKEA CF

By: hilaryswank2011
Dir.Ken Scott (1970-) is not an Indian director but he is a Canadian director who tried to make this eclectic IKEA film for both Bollywood and Hollywood. And the result is mediocre.

The protagonist Ajatashatru "Aja" Lavash Patel is a fake magician, he is rather a thief in some way.

One day Aja wants to go to Paris after the death of his own mother Siringh to find their estranged father over there.

When Aja gets trapped in IKEA wardrobe, this strange journey of Aja begins like the one in The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924).

There are many script weak points in this film.

The accidental love romance with the US girl Marie Riviere is too depended on a miracle. Does it easy to get a such kind of girl in IKEA in a few lines? It must be fictional reality of commercial film of IKEA!

Get a beautiful middle class US girl who works for international consulting company in Paris? It is a miracle for poor men.

Poor Bollywood character who represents ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dream falls in love with the rich Hollywood character is a romantic and miracle structure of this feature length IKEA commercial film.

Individualism in capitalist society is ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dream.

Bourgeoisie's individualist dream of miraculous encounters are this film's ideological features.

The most typical propaganda=commercial aspect of this film is avoidance of rooting causes of refugees, especially in Libya.

This film just only depicts how bureaucrats of UK and Spanish are avoiding seriousness of the tidal wave of refugees from Africa and Middle East where their NATO and US allies had bombed for decades for their own sakes.

It does only depict some funny diplomatic and migrational games among NATO nations on refugee issues.

However it completely avoids the rooting causes for this tidal wave of refugees from Libya.

Aja just donates poor Libyan refugees who tell him their individualist dreams until his illegally gained EURs runout. This can not solve any rooting causes. It just selling ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dreams blindly.

This proves the limitation in commercial driven film like this kind of IKEA feature commercial film which exploits the poor. This is far from decent Indian film master pieces which recently made.

For instance, the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) successfully had turned his poor country into the one where people enjoying the same high living standard with EU in Africa.

However US-backed/ France-led NATO military interventions in the Libyan civil war caused the assassination of Gaddafi in 2011. That was a typical US regime change operation as a whole.

You can see the comparison between Gaddafi era and post Gaddafi era in Libyan lives below.

GDP per capita was USD$29,000(PPP basis) It is currently USD$11,000(PPP), more than a double drop in living standards.healthcare for Libyans were free, but now it is estimated that 2.5 million Libyans are in need of healthcare subsidies.Education was free and Illiteracy rate was 20%, but now 600 schools are closed and 270,000 Libyan youngsters have no school to attend.Sectarian violence were unheard of. Now there were tensions among all major clans And Just recently, a pet monkey attack on a schoolgirl sparks deadly clashes between clans which leave 20 dead.Household electricity was free and generous subsidies were given for weddings, housing and car purchase. Now Libyans have to pay full price for everything.

It is obvious that implanting ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dream is the nature of commercial filmmaking and its limitless is its blindness against rooting causes of social tragedies like tidal wave of refugees from Africa and Middle East where imperialist countries like NATO invaded and colonised. A true artistic cinema should depict the political truth behind these international tragedies.

Avoidance of Rooting Causes of Refugees, Bollywood meets Hollywood via this feature length IKEA CF

By: Ryota Nakanishi
Dir.Ken Scott (1970-) is not an Indian director but he is a Canadian director who tried to make this eclectic IKEA film for both Bollywood and Hollywood. And the result is mediocre.

The protagonist Ajatashatru "Aja" Lavash Patel is a fake magician, he is rather a thief in some way.

One day Aja wants to go to Paris after the death of his own mother Siringh to find their estranged father over there.

When Aja gets trapped in IKEA wardrobe, this strange journey of Aja begins like the one in The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924).

There are many script weak points in this film.

The accidental love romance with the US girl Marie Riviere is too depended on a miracle. Does it easy to get a such kind of girl in IKEA in a few lines? It must be fictional reality of commercial film of IKEA!

Get a beautiful middle class US girl who works for international consulting company in Paris? It is a miracle for poor men.

Poor Bollywood character who represents ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dream falls in love with the rich Hollywood character is a romantic and miracle structure of this feature length IKEA commercial film.

Individualism in capitalist society is ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dream.

Bourgeoisie's individualist dream of miraculous encounters are this film's ideological features.

The most typical propaganda=commercial aspect of this film is avoidance of rooting causes of refugees, especially in Libya.

This film just only depicts how bureaucrats of UK and Spanish are avoiding seriousness of the tidal wave of refugees from Africa and Middle East where their NATO and US allies had bombed for decades for their own sakes.

It does only depict some funny diplomatic and migrational games among NATO nations on refugee issues.

However it completely avoids the rooting causes for this tidal wave of refugees from Libya.

Aja just donates poor Libyan refugees who tell him their individualist dreams until his illegally gained EURs runout. This can not solve any rooting causes. It just selling ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dreams blindly.

This proves the limitation in commercial driven film like this kind of IKEA feature commercial film which exploits the poor. This is far from decent Indian film master pieces which recently made.

For instance, the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) successfully had turned his poor country into the one where people enjoying the same high living standard with EU in Africa.

However US-backed/ France-led NATO military interventions in the Libyan civil war caused the assassination of Gaddafi in 2011. That was a typical US regime change operation as a whole.

You can see the comparison between Gaddafi era and post Gaddafi era in Libyan lives below.

GDP per capita was USD$29,000(PPP basis) It is currently USD$11,000(PPP), more than a double drop in living standards.healthcare for Libyans were free, but now it is estimated that 2.5 million Libyans are in need of healthcare subsidies.Education was free and Illiteracy rate was 20%, but now 600 schools are closed and 270,000 Libyan youngsters have no school to attend.Sectarian violence were unheard of. Now there were tensions among all major clans And Just recently, a pet monkey attack on a schoolgirl sparks deadly clashes between clans which leave 20 dead.Household electricity was free and generous subsidies were given for weddings, housing and car purchase. Now Libyans have to pay full price for everything.

It is obvious that implanting ''wanna be Bourgeoisie'' dream is the nature of commercial filmmaking and its limitless is its blindness against rooting causes of social tragedies like tidal wave of refugees from Africa and Middle East where imperialist countries like NATO invaded and colonised. A true artistic cinema should depict the political truth behind these international tragedies.

Loved it!

By: thangaveldhanush
It's an movie which give perspective to view a life in another side.Don't miss it!!

Wonderful

By: ronityagur
This is the sort of movie that they don't make anymore, the kind you remember as a child, where everyone is bigger and grander than in real life, where magic can take place, where romance can sweep the globe, and love conquers all. I haven't enjoyed a film so much in years.

Wonderful

By: Barry Nester
This is the sort of movie that they don't make anymore, the kind you remember as a child, where everyone is bigger and grander than in real life, where magic can take place, where romance can sweep the globe, and love conquers all. I haven't enjoyed a film so much in years.

Super !

By: tdb-74097
Guter unterhaltsamer sch?ner romantischer und doch sehr ernsthafter Film

An extraordinary movie

By: shakif-01657
This colourfull movie is not only based on simple adventures but also stuffs like why we earn, why education is important. Dhanush nailed it.. must watch...