MASSAGE tells the story of Happy Kumar, a common man who comes to the big city of Mumbai with his pockets empty but dreams of becoming a hero. He passes through ups and downs, successes and failures, hope and despair, joys and sorrows, lanes and by lanes of the city. In this two-act monologue, Rakesh Bedi enacts 24 different characters that range from a Punjabi film producer to a South Indian actress and a Bihari politician.
Happy Kumar leaves the film industry to become a gym instructor and then destiny takes a turn... The title MASSAGE refers to the massage of a person's emotional state of mind. Though unable to realise his dream of becoming a hero, Happy Kumar is a happy loser.
The play was originally written in Marathi by the well-known playwright Vijay Tendulkar. Dr Vasudha Sahastrabuddhe has translated the play into Hindi.