Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor starrer ‘The Fakir Of Venice’ is released today. Farhan essays the role of a production executive, who gets an unusual assignment to find an Indian holy saint who could stay under sand with only his hands visible outside.
He accepts the impossible task of finding one and ends up meeting Annu’s character for the task and thus, begins a journey to Venice. How the drama unfolds in this journey, forms the main premise of the film.
It is about intense human behaviour, strong relationships regardless of language barriers, humour, conspiracy, lies and truth. The film was shot in Mumbai, Banaras, Ladakh and Venice.
The film has been written by filmmaker Homi Adajania and is based on a life experience he had over a decade ago. The music has been composed by AR Rahman, which is why despite all these years that have gone by, the music still sounds as fresh as a young Farhan Akhtar who injects every frame of the trailer with signature levity.
‘The Fakir of Venice’ was shot even before Farhan’s acting debut Rock On (2008). However, the film was stuck for users due to problems amongst the makers.
Watch the film’s trailer right here: