Facebook page informed on December 11 2012:
"Today in 1884, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was first published in Britain and Canada. The American edition (deleting the word "The" from the title to become "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn") debuted in February of the following year..."
It was accompanied by this image:
When I first saw this picture, for a moment I thought Huck was holding a drum and not a hat. And it reminded me of my Huck:
"Huck is an archetypal innocent, able to discover the "right" thing to do despite the prevailing theology and prejudiced mentality..." (Wikipedia)
Doesn't Raj of 'Shree 420', 1955 try something similar?
Mr. Kapoor has been often compared to Charlie Chaplin - I don't agree with that characterization- but probably never to Huckleberry Finn,
For me, 'Shree 420' is an adveture of a small town educated simple guy coming to a major metropolis. He strays for a while but then returns to his original path of honesty and hardwork and love for all.
Image Courtesy: Shemaroo