Extraordinary Journey of Fakir
Poverty, loss, illegal immigrants, exploration, faith, trickery, the power of giving, a stroke of luck all provided in one platter.
A perfect entanglement of emotions and consciousness. It unfolds God plans for mankind and vain efforts of human, the yield of donating and mental peace associated with it. The sufferings and humiliation underwent to acknowledge what we are destined for.
The story narrates the Aja Patel as a young boy in the slums of Mumbai, India. His mother is a hard-working laundress who insists that Aja has no father and magically sprouted. They’re dirt poor. In the hopes of getting rich, Aja learns sneaky magic tricks, perfects his pick-pocketing skills and even ends up in jail. But one day, having grown up to be famous, Aja, armed with a passport, a plane ticket and a counterfeit 100 euro bill fly to Paris in search of his father. Aja’s adventures take him to Barcelona and Libya as well as Paris, London, and Rome. Ironically, he describes himself as a tourist but ends up being treated like an undocumented refugee.
Fakir… tells of poverty and loss and thwarted romance and illegal immigrants, of stowaways and criminals, of hard choices and incredible luck without even stepping outside the sphere.
Never too edgy or too suspenseful or too violent, it just rolls along at a nice pace telling a nice story.