Very rare old Bollywood poster for sale of the adventure Hindi film, Zimbo (1958).

This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1958 Hindi film that was styled along the lines of Tarzan of the Apes. Noted film director 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 very rare old Bollywood poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

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 The film was originally made in 1937 as Toofani Tarzan minus the ape, directed by Homi Wadia and produced by Wadia Movietone.

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Film Zimbo
Release 1958
Cast Pedro the Chimpanzee, Azad & Chitra
Print Date 1950s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Single sheet or standard movie poster size)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Art Studio Roop Chitra Dadar
Printer Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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