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Dhanush’s The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir earns Rs 6.56 cr in France, Portugal

Dhanush’s first international film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir has earned Rs 6.56 crore in France and Portugal.

hollywood Updated: Jun 20, 2018 18:19 IST
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Hindustan Times

Dhanush’s first European film, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, directed by Ken Scott, released in France on May 30. The film released to decent reviews from critics and has earned Rs 6.56 crore in France and Portugal.

The film centres on Ajatashatru Rathod (Dhanush) and his unexpected journey from the slums of Mumbai across oceans to Europe. He plays the role of a street magician in the film. Based on the novel by Romain Puertolas titled The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe, the film also stars Berenice Bejo and Erin Moriarty in pivotal roles.

The film released in Russia on June 14 and is expected to release in India soon. The director was quoted by Indian Express as saying, “When I worked with Dhanush, I discovered a great actor and an amazing personality. It was a great experience during the Paris premieres and the press screenings to realise that the French audience and media felt the same about him and experienced the same delight and sense of wonder watching Dhanush in our film.”

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The film shot in India, France, Italy and Libya and has music composed by Nicolas Errèra. Dhanush had promoted the film at Cannes 2018 and also released the poster for India. It was here that the actor said he was unhappy about the film releasing later in India. He also said that as a director he learnt the importance of working on the script during the stages of pre-production itself.

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First Published: Jun 20, 2018 18:16 IST