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Entertainment Bollywood 28 Jun 2017 Farhan's Fakir Of Ve ...

Farhan's Fakir Of Venice to be screened at 8th Jagran Film Festival

Published Jun 28, 2017, 9:28 pm IST
Updated Jun 28, 2017, 9:28 pm IST
The drama is about an Indian conman who is hired to find a fakir who can bury himself in sand.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.

Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar starrer 'The Fakir of Venice' will be opening the 8th Jagran Film Festival, which is all set to start here from July 1.

The Anand Surapur-directorial is inspired by the experience of filmmaker Homi Adjani of taking a fakir to Venice.


The drama is about an Indian conman 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, one 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.

The 43-year-old actor and Annu Kapoor are seen as the protagonists.

The festival will be held at Delhi's posh socio-cultural hub and centre, the Siri Fort Auditorium.

Over 130 screenings will be showcased that include a line-up of films from across the world.

Some of the prominent sections of the festival are World Panorama, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts, Jagran Discovery, Country Focus and the Retrospective of films.

The 2017 edition of Jagran Film Festival will traverse from Delhi to the Indian hinterlands of Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Hisar, Ludhiana, Meerut, Raipur, and culminate in Mumbai.