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Movies This Week: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, Kabir Singh | Bollywood Life

Two very different kind of films releasing this week. While Dhanush starrer the Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is a French English-language comedy adventure, Kabir Singh is an official remake of a South drama Arjun Reddy. Dhanush’s film has already won two international film awards. Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh on the other hand is directed by the same director as the original South movie. Both the films cater to different sets of audiences. Let’s know more about the films in detail…

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Director:Ken Scott
Cast: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Gérard Jugnot

Synopsis: A young fakir Ajatashatru (Dhanush) hails from Mumbai. After his mother’s demise, he leaves India and goes to France to find his father whom he never knew. As he lays foot in Paris, he realises nothing is going as per his plan. He falls in love with an American woman (Erin Moriarty) who has an existential crisis. A series of events follow like waking up in a truck full of Somalian Refugees (Barkhad Abdi) headed for England, being held hostage in a bureaucratic war, attempting to sort the love life of a film star (Berenice Bejo), being shot at by a hitman in a Roman palace, travelling by private jet, merchant ship and hot-air balloon, and finally becoming a rich man for the span of a few hours. Aja soon realises his visit to Paris to discover his father’s identity has turned out to be an odysseyof sorts.

Dhanush makes Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo sing a Hindi song from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Check out the trailer of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir right here…

Kabir Singh

Director:Sandeep Vanga
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani

Synopsis: Kabir Singh (Shahid Kapoor) is a surgeon who has anger management issues and takes to alcohol and drugs, embarks upon a path of self-destruction after his girlfriend Preeti (Kiara Advani) is forced to marry someone else.

Arjun Reddy star Vijay Deverakonda has blockbuster expectations on Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh

Check out the trailer of Kabir Singh right here…

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