Asha Bajaj
4 min readJun 17, 2019

Dhanush speaks about his first international film — The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir-in cinemas June 21

Madaari Mania in North America — Flash Mob in Toronto at: and Calgary at:
Toronto, June 17 (Medium) Madaari Mania is hitting fans from across the world with millions of hits from people of all demographics and crossing all age barriers. Sung by Vishal Dadlani and Nikhita Gandhi and music by Amit Trivedi, the Madaari song, that has everyone swinging and tapping their toes, is from the film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir that will be released in cinemas in Canada June 21. (See Toronto and Calgary Flashmobs — #Madaari Mania in Toronto at and Calgary at:

Renowned actor Dhanush stars as the lead in the international film co-produced by France, India, and Belgium. Directed by Ken Scott, the film also features Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty and Abel Jafri as well as Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, and Stefano Cassetti.

Dhanush plays Ajatashatru Lavash Patel, a poor boy who grows up to be a street magician and embarks on an extraordinary voyage across Europe in search of his estranged father. During his trip, he finds love in a Swedish furniture store in Paris, but the danger with Somalian migrants ensues and he ends up in London, then more threats follow the young man until he finds himself in Rome, where an unlikely threat shadows the hustler on to a hot-air balloon that rides across the Med.

The film has been adapted from Romain Puértolas’ best-selling novel The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Caught In An Ikea Wardrobe. The screenplay of the film…

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