The Fakir of Venice (2019)

Hindi 1 hrs 38 mins Drama
Critics Score
20%
Total Reviews: 5
User Score
25%
Total Votes: 8

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Review Summary: 'The Fakir of Venice' doesn't work. The performances are earnest but the film struggles to gather momentum

Average Critic Rating: (2.30)
Cast: Farhan Akhtar , Annu Kapoor , Kamal Sidhu , Valentina Carnelutti , Mathieu Carrière
Director: Anand Surapur
Release Date: 07 Feb 2019

Plot: An Indian con-man looks to hire a fakir who can bury himself in for an art project in Venice Read more

The Fakir of Venice - Top Reviews

Farhan Akhtar's Film Is Listless Fare
Adi Contractor, a man who can procure anything is given a task to find a fakir who can bury himself in the sand head first and bring him to Venice, Italy as art installation. He persuades Sattar to play the part. What could have been a fabulous satire on the world of art ends up being tedious because it is directed badly, except for a masterclass in acting by Annu Kapoor.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running

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The Fakir of Venice - All Reviews

The only saving grace are Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor
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An Antidote To The ‘Visit Europe’ Temptation Created By Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Umesh Punwani, Koi Moi
Surapur's directorial hand is steady and assured throughout. While being overly fond of the fisheye lens, which gives wide-angle distortion to too many shots, he can be forgiven this one affectation because of the control he exerts over the rising emotions and the interplay of characters who sometimes cannot even understand each other.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter