We have seen him on the pages of our his tory books. A black beret-like cap, curly greyish ear-length hair, and a black oversized robe thrown over his shoulders -the great explorer of all times -Christopher Columbus. But how would he look, if he decided to surface in 2016 Kolkata, from 1500’s Italy?
Director Saurav Palodhi’s film Colkatay Columbus, a time-traveller’s comedy , stars funnyman Mir in the eponymous role. Sam and Roy , two frustrated young men, disillusioned with the harsh realities of life, bump into Columbus, the hugely successful explorer from the 15th century .
For the two youngsters, who consider themselves losers, the success stories of Columbus makes him the ultimate mentor. Columbus starts coaching them, even as he himself discovers Kolkata in a new light. The explorer’s stories being central to the plot, it was necessary to come up with a convincing look for Mir.