Dhanush’s upcoming film is his first ever international project ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ which is an adventure comedy in English language primarily though it will be released in Hindi and Tamil as well in India. As a major part of the film is set in Franc, it will have a considerably big release there as well. Dhanush is playing a boy from the slums of Mumbai, who somehow gets to embark on this journey of lifetime which takes him to many countries such as England, France and Libya.
Film is based on a novel by Romain Puertolas titled ‘ The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe’. Film is directed by Ken Scott, who in the featurette said that working with Dhanush has been one of the best experience of his life and he gt to learn a lot by speaking through his language of cinema as well. He also said that it was very important for him to pick up the essence of every place they visited to shoot the film in because it is the primary directorial requirement of a film which is essentially showcases a journey.
Speaking about the character he said that the boy is from a poor strata of Mumbai, who knows absolutely nothing about the world whatsoever except his neighborhood and family. For a character like this to be on the journey is far more interesting than someone who voluntarily wants to experience the journey because than he will be expecting much more and so will the audience but when one showcases the journey of an innocent soul it is much more exciting for the spectator because nobody knows what to expect. Release date of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is set to be on 30 May 2018 worldwide while trailer will be released very soon.