Hunterwali (1935)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 44 mins

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Preceded by a legend describing its heroine as a 'Brave Indian girl who sacrificed royal luxuries to the cause of her people and her country', the story opens with a prologue showing Krishnavati and her infant son being thrown out of the house in a thunderstorm by the wicked Prime Minister Ranamal who also killed her brother. 20 years later the now adult son, Jaswant, is hit by a royal motor car and given a bag of gold in compensation. His refusal of the gift attracts the admiration of Princess Madhuri. When the nasty Ranamal, who wants to marry her, imprisons her father the king, she becomes the masked Hunterwali, 'protector of the poor and punisher of evildoers', and performer of stunts like jumping over a moving cartand fighting 20 soldiers at once. She steals Jaswant's prize horse, Punjab, but returns it later. Jaswant chances upon a nude Hunterwali bathing in the river and after a long duel captures her and takes her to Ranamal to claim his reward. Will she be exposed and imprisoned?

Cast: Boman Shroff, Fearless Nadia, Sharifa

Crew: Homi Wadia (Director), Balwant Dave (Director of Photography), Master Mohammed (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1935 (India)

Hindi Name: हुंतेवाली

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This was one of the earliest female-lead Indian films.

The lead actress in this movie, Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia became the first woman action star. She astounded audiences when she leapt on moving trains, mounted galloping horses, swung from chandeliers and socked the bad boys.