Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho!

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     1'''Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho!''' 
     4aka A Summons for Mohan Joshi 
     51984 123’(130’) col Hindi 
     6d/p/co-st/co-sc/co-dial Saeed Akhtar Mirza 
     7pc Saeed Akhtar Mirza Prod. co-st/co-sc Yusuf 
     8Mehta co-dial Ranjit Kapoor co-st/co-sc Sudhir 
     9Mishra lyr Madhosh Bilgrami c Virendra Saini 
     10m Vanraj Bhatia 
     11lp Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval, Bhisham 
     12Sahni, Dina Pathak, Rohini Hattangadi, Amjad 
     13Khan, Mohan Gokhale, Satish Shah, Pankaj 
     14Kapoor, Arvind Deshpande 
     17Mirza’s parody on housing legislation tells of 
     18Mohan Joshi (Sahni, the well-known novelist 
     19and brother of Balraj Sahni in his screen 
     20debut), a retired clerk who lives with his wife 
     21(Pathak) in an old Bombay tenement. Joshi 
     22sues his landlord, the evil property developer 
     23Kundan Kapadia (Khan), which starts a 
     24complicated and expensive legal procedure 
     25conducted by the slick lawyer Malkani 
     26(N. Shah). Eventually Joshi realises that one 
     27cannot win against entrenched economic 
     28powers. In the end, when the judge comes to 
     29see the condition of the building for himself, 
     30Kapadia’s men quickly cover its rickety walls 
     31with a coat of paint and Joshi, unable to control 
     32his anger, goes berserk and demolishes the 
     33place, making it collapse on to his own head. 
     34Mirza’s allegorical approach, using a crudely 
     35Brechtian idea of surface realism, allows him to 
     36cast the noted screen villain Amjad Khan (cf. 
     37Sholay, 1975) as the property developer with 
     38lather dripping from his chin or eating a leg of