Canadian screenwriter and director Ken Scott is as excited as Dhanush is. He said, "I'm super excited to be working with Dhanush who is so talented and great great great to work with".
The film tracks the extraordinary journey of Dhanush's character Aja aka Ajatshatru (Dhanush). After the death of his mother, the Fakir takes on a journey to track down his father, a man he never knew. The quest takes him to Paris and soon, he realizes his destination is all set to change his journey. From falling in love to brushing shoulders with a Hollywood star, to dodging hit-men and being held as a hostage in a bureaucratic war the Fakir's life goes hilariously awry the moment he steps into Parisian soil, despite his best intentions.
The film also stars Oscar-nominated French actress Berenice Bejo (The Artist), American actress Erin Moriarty (Blood Father) and Somalian American actor Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) amongst others.
The music of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is by French musician Nicolas Errera. Indian music composer and singer Amit Trivedi has also composed two Hindi songs in the film.