The Fakir of Venice movie review
The Fakir of Venice movie is Farhan Akhtar debut film. The movie was made 10 years ago but the treatment to the characters are still fresh and relatable.
The movie has been directed by Homi Adajania (of Being Cyrus, Cocktail, Finding Fanny fame).
Farhan Akhtar plays an Adi Contractor who is a production fixer on films. By nature, he is unable to refuse on assignments and lands up scouting for a fakir in an Italian gallery for an art installation. In the journey of finding someone like that he comes across Sattar played by Annu Kapoor. The film is all about the chemistry between Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor. The actors in the movie have done a fabulous job. Considering that it was one of Farhan Akhtar’s debut movie he showcases his acting talent outstandingly.
With a storyline very impressive the director has not been able to bring the best of his directorial talents. The story shifts from Mumbai to Venice. In spite of Venice having beautiful and stunning locations the movie has been poorly short. The scenes of the movie are clumsily assembled and badly edited. The 98-minute movie fails to yield momentum even in some good sharp moments.
The first half of the movie stretches but the second half takes on a bit space. All in all the movie seems to be too long. If the screenplay had been better and treated in a more better way the film would come out with flying colors. The critics say that it’s a one-time watch movie.