BY STAFF REPORTER, TORONTO:
Dhanush’s first international film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir opened to rave reviews in Canada. Fans, specially from the Tamil community, flocked to screenings to get a glimpse of their favourite star.
“I was excited to see the movie with Dhanush (our SRK (Shahrukh Khan) of the South),” said a young fan. “He’s done a great job under the direction of Ken Scott.”
In an interview, Dhanush who has more than 30 films to his credit and rose to fame with the Kolaveri song, the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube , said it was fascinating to work with actors from different countries and cultures.
” I really appreciated discovering their approaches to the craft of acting, especially since it is such a rare experience. Bérénice Béjo is wonderful and a very good acting partner. She is warm, encouraging and cooperative. We had an excellent time together, especially in the dance sequence,” says Dhanush in the interview.
“I admired Dhanush’s fearlessness and comfort being in Paris where he also picked up some French accent. His association and acting talent with all actors is commendable,” said a fan at York Cinemas in Richmond Hill.
Some audience members said they wanted to get off their seats to dance when the Madaari song came up. (See Toronto and Calgary Flashmobs – #Madaari Mania in Toronto at https://youtu.be/j8D_k0SytrE and Calgary at: https://youtu.be/yCj4iRygZ3U)
Its an art that is an integral part of Indian culture, says Dhanush.
“I’ve done more than thirty films in India, and in most of them I had dance scenes. Since I’m used to dancing on a regular basis, I didn’t really need to do any preparation for that,” he says.
Directed by Ken Scott and distributed in Canada by A-Z films, the screenplay of the film was written by Puértolas and Luc Bossi who is also producing through his Paris-based company Brio Films. Other co-producers include Vamonos Films, Little Red Car Films, Scope Pictures, M! Capital Ventures, Impact Films and Golden Ratio Films.