The makers have decided on the new date to avoid box office clashes with 'Why Cheat India' and 'Fraud Saiyyan' which too are supposed to release on the same date.
Speaking about the decision to release 'The Fakir of Venice' in February, producer Puneet Desi said, "The Fakir of Venice is getting a strong response from all multiplexes and owing to the huge flow of films on 18th Jan and 25th Jan."
He further added, "Also 'URI', 'TAPM' and 'Simmba' occupying most screens, our multiplex partners have suggested that the film be moved to 1st February for a justifiable release for this Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor and A R Rahman enterprise."
Speaking about whether the film still holds relevance after such a long delay, Desi said the film, based on a real life incident in noted Director Homi Adajaina's life is about human emotions and how one behaves and deals with people in various situations. According to Desi, the subject makes it an evergreen watch.
Elucidating further on why the film should be a must watch, Desi further added, "It's directed by Anand Surapur who has shot more than 300 AD films and over a dozen super hit music videos. Everyone thought that his work is always ahead of time and quite different and quirky. His 1st feature film 'Quick Gun Murugun' also went ahead to be globally acclaimed cinema."
The film was presented as Opening Night Film on April 2009 at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, but is yet to see a commercial release.
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