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The Fakir Of Venice: The teaser of Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor starrer raises your curiosity


Akhtar stepped in front of the camera for the first time with this film, before signing on to star in Rock On!! (2008).

Keyur Seta

The Fakir Of Venice was supposed to be Farhan Akhtar’s acting debut and Anand Surapur’s directorial debut. The film was supposed to release in 2009. But it kept on getting delayed. In the mean time, Farhan has appeared in a number of films but Surapur hasn’t made any film after that. 

The film will finally be releasing this year, as was announced earlier in the year. The makers have just released the teaser of the film. It doesn’t give any idea of what the film will be about. But it does make you curious. 

The teaser shows hands joined in a namaste or a prayer, with the person buried in sand on a beach. A song in an alien language is playing in the background. What is the most interesting is that the sand is rising and falling, which gives us an idea that person who is buried is breathing. It is not clear as to who is the person is. 

AR Rahman's score and voice is definitely the highlight of this teaser.

The Fakir Of Venice is the story of two conmen, played by Farhan and Annu Kapoor. An Indian con man 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. The film also stars Kamal Sidhu, Valentina Carnelutti and Mathieu Carriere.

Watch the teaser: