#Kolkata: Who is director Srijit Mukhopadhyay’s favorite Goanda character? Everyone has known that by now. Erkul Payro (pronounced closer to “Er:Q Paho”). Those who have read Agatha Christie’s books understand this. But Srijit Mukherjee’s social media post tonight reminded us of this pigeon-love once again. Sreejith-Mithila’s little daughter Ayra has drawn the ‘Egg Headed Little Man’ with pen and colour. And father Srijit posted on his social media, lost in joy. There was a flood of comments from fans.
Director Sreejit Mukhopadhyay’s Dear Detective is not today’s but 2020’s Twitter post…
Not for me. Poirot is my favorite detective across languages. I am horribly intolerant there. Haven’t watched Orient Express either. Where is the twinkle in the eye, the humor, the egg shaped head, the inimitable strut?
— Srijit Mukherjee (@srijitspeaketh) August 19, 2020
Now the question, who is this pigeon?-Agatha Christie is called the Mother of Mysteries. Erkul Piero is a detective character in Agatha Christie’s book. The main character of the series is a middle-aged Belgian police officer. He fled Belgium to England as a refugee during the First World War, later earning a living as a private detective. Then gradually became popular with everyone and within a short time became famous in England.
Hercule Poirot, the main character in each story, is somewhat of a stubborn, self-absorbed type. He does not hesitate at all to assert himself as the world’s best detective in front of everyone. The character style is a bit like Sherlock. But not messy like Sherlock, rather tidy; fit
Incidentally, Srijit’s ‘X=Prem’ was released recently. The second film in Bollywood ‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’ has been released. Pankaj Tripathi, Sayani Gupta and Neeraj Kavi played important roles in this film.