Farhan Akhtar’s “The Fakir of Venice” to be the opening film at 8th Jagran Film Festival
The Fakir of Venice is a drama feature film that was inspired by the experience of filmmaker Homi Adjani of taking a Fakir to Venice. It is a tale of 2 common men who are hired to find a poor guy to be represented in Venice with the intent of pulling of a scam. Farhan Akhtar fits the part perfectly & Annu Kapoor has played his part gracefully. This film is captivating while being unconventional.
About The Fakir of Venice: The A story is about an Indian con man who is hired to find a fakir who can bury himself in 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.
· Title: The Fakir of Venice
· Director: Anand Surapur
· Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor, Kamal Sidhu, Valentina Carnelutti and Mathieu Carrière.
· Music: Sagar Desai
· Producer: Anand Surapur, Punit Desai
· Duration: 87 minutes
Dates: Saturday, 1st July’2017 – Wednesday, 5th July’2017
Venue: Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi
Time: 10.00 am onwards