Inktober Redux 2022 - Day 09 - Irrfan Khan, Captain Nemo

Day 9 - “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, Jules Verne's 1870 classic has had about dozens of film and tv adaptations over the years. The character of Captain Nemo, identified as an Indian name Prince Dakkar, was also featured in Verne’s other classic, The Mysterious Island (1875). Nemo enters his nautical exile after his homeland is conquered and family slaughtered by a powerful imperialist nation (England). Most of the adaptations where the character was in a prominent role were usually portrayed by a non Indian actor; most famously by James Mason in Disney’s classic version. Disney+ is currently in the works of a television show focusing on the origin story of Nemo, to be played by Shazad Latif. My WHAT IF today would have been a big budget spectacle/character study possibly directed by Denis Villeneuve with the late but great Irrfan Khan, from films The Warrior, Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, as the undersea scientist/explorer.