DVD: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
Definition of fakir
1 fə-ˈkir , fä- , fa- ; ˈfā-kər
a: a Muslim mendicant : DERVISH
b: an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker
2 ˈfā-kər : IMPOSTOR
especially : SWINDLER
The protagonist of Fakir, is appropriately, a swindler, who steals a fake-mystic act on the streets of Mumbai so his friends can pick the audience’s pockets. But this is just the means to an end, and a way to show that Fakir knows a few tricks to get by in any city. The main point of the story is that Fakir wants to find the father he never knew in France. Obviously, on route he encounters a beautiful American who he falls in love with (at first sight) and then subsequently looses due to sleeping in an Ikea wardrobe, and then finds himself on a highly convoluted multicountry quest to get back to her.
Fakir, for the most part, amuses and puits a smile on your face. It plays out as a decent rom-com. But before the film is over it tends to get just a little too much and stretches the already loose bounds of reality and believability past breaking point.
Rating: M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Offensive language