Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Massey Sahib

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  • Massey Sahib

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     1'''Massey Sahib''' 
     41986 124’ col Hindi 
     5d/sc/co-dial Pradip Krishen p Ravi Malik 
     6pc NFDC co-dial Raghuvir Yadav c R.K. Bose 
     7m Vanraj Bhatia 
     8lp Raghuvir Yadav, Barry John, Arundhati Roy, 
     9Jacqueline Garewal, Sudhir Kulkarni, Virendra 
     10Saxena, Madan Lal, Francis King, Lalloo Ram, 
     11Hemant Mishra, Vasant Joglekar, James Ure, 
     12David Maurice 
     15Satirical comment on colonial India set in 1929 
     16and featuring a government clerk named 
     17Francis Massey (Yadav). Because of his 
     18constant interactions with the British, Massey 
     19fancies himself to be just like an Englishman. 
     20However, he has to deploy extreme financial 
     21ingenuity to keep the wolf from the door. 
     22When Massey’s boss Charles Adam (Barry 
     23John) lacks the funds to complete his dream 
     24project of building a road through the forest, 
     25Massey manages to get the scheme finished 
     26through financial skullduggery, persuasion and 
     27threats. To his surprise, an unofficial road tax 
     28he levies is considered to be corruption by the 
     29very boss who had condoned Massey’s earlier 
     30shenanigans. Frustrated and humiliated, 
     31Massey attacks and kills his old friend Banaji 
     32when the latter refuses to help. Massey is 
     33arrested for murder and Adam advises him to 
     34plead guilty to accidental manslaughter, but 
     35Massey refuses, assuming that his colonial 
     36associations will get him off the hook. 
     37Krishen’s feature debut reveals many technical 
     38inadequacies, but Yadav’s fine performance 
     39inaugurated a screen image he has maintained 
     40ever since.