Old hand painted Bollywood movie poster of the Fearless Nadia Hindi film, Khiladi (1968) for sale.
Featured here for sale is an original vintage hand painted Bollywood movie poster of the 1968 Indian film that starred Mary Evans, better known as “Fearless Nadia” or “Nadia Hunterwali” in the lead role.
Born in Australia, Fearless Nadia was one of the earliest actresses in Indian cinema to star in lead (primarily women-oriented action-packed) roles. In her illustrious career, Fearless Nadia starred in dozens of films produced and directed by Homi Wadia, starting from her debut in the film Hunterwali (1935).
Khiladi was Fearless Nadia’s last role in films, making this poster, highly collectible!
After a gap of nearly a decade, Fearless Nadia returned to the big screen in her late fifties in the film Khiladi. Her flamboyant James Bond styled character code-named “Living Fireball” was the highlight of the film.
Printed and circulated during the original release of the film (late 1960s), this hand painted Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the Fearless Nadia film but never ended up being used.
This old Bollywood poster features quirky hand painted artwork and was designed originally on canvas. Fearless Nadia is seen in her stuntwoman element, wielding machine guns in this very vintage hand painted Bollywood movie poster. A flying helicopter is seen with explosions in the background, suggesting the action packed theme of the film.
Very rare original old Bollywood movie poster of the memorable Homi Wadia Hindi film, Zimbo (1958) for sale.
This is an actual surviving first release original Bollywood movie poster of the 1958 Bollywood film that was styled along the lines of Tarzan of the Apes. Homi Wadia modeled his character Zimbo along the lines of the popular icon Tarzan, adding an “Indianized taste” to the adventure film.
The main attraction of the film was Pedro the chimpanzee also referred to as the Ape Bomb. Called “Dada” in the film, Pedro the chimpanzee was dressed in female clothes to add humor to the film and was even trained to handle a gun in the climax.
Printed and circulated during the original first release run of the film in the 1950s, this rare hand painted Bollywood poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster has been graded as ★ AI (As Is) due to small missing pieces as well as visible water stains seen clearly in the photograph. Please study the accompanying image carefully before making a purchase.
Zimbo is a 1958 Bollywood action adventure Hindi film directed by Homi Wadia and produced by Basant Pictures. The film featured special effects by Babubhai Mistry and starred Azad, Krishna Kumari and Chitra. The film was originally made in 1937 as Toofani Tarzan minus the ape, directed by Homi Wadia and produced by Wadia Movietone.