Star Cast – Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor, Kamal Sidhu, Mathieu Carriere, Valentina Carnelutti, Umesh Bajpai, Alessandro Bressanello
Director – Anand Surapur
Music Director – Sagar Desai
Producers – Enrico Ballarin, Guido Cerasuolo, Punit Desai, Junaid Pandrowala, Anand Surapur, Junaid Yusuf
Running Time – 2 hours minutes
Fakir of Venice Movie Review
The story is based on an Indian con man who is hired to find a fakir who can bury himself in the sand for an installation art project in Venice. He passes off a poor slum dweller from Bombay as the real thing, conning the European art world successfully. It is the story of a strange relationship. A relationship between two characters who are brought together to carry out a deception. To pull it off, however, they must learn to shed the layers of deceit and move towards understanding themselves, and each other. Check our Fakir of Venice movie review to know about it better.
Surapur’s directorial hand is steady and assured throughout. While being overly fond of the fisheye lens, which gives wide-angle distortion to too many shots, he can be forgiven this one affectation because of the control he exerts over the rising emotions. The Fakir of Venice is based on some of his actual experiences from over a decade ago. Akhtar’s character travels across the length and breadth of India in search of that enigmatic fakir until he eventually finds Annu Kapoor’s character.
One fun fact about this movie is that the movie is actually planned to launch Farhan to the industry 10 years ago. But it is releasing now.