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 The film was originally made in 1937 as Toofani Tarzan minus the ape, directed by Homi Wadia and produced by Wadia Movietone.

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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 As Is
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Advance Lithographers Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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