Director: Homi Wadia; Writer: J.B.H. Wadia, Munshi Sham; Cinematographer: R.P. Master; Cast: Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, Radha Rani, Sayani, Nazira, Fatma, Sardar Mansoor, Dalpat, Kunjru, Boman Shroff, Minoo the Mystic
Duration: 04:17:47; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 39.101; Saturation: 0.200; Lightness: 0.218; Volume: 0.167; Cuts per Minute: 22.828; Words per Minute: 0.078
Summary: Punjab-ka-Beta, her sidekick the reformed brigand Diler (Cawas), and her magic car Rolls-Royce-kiBeti, cleans up Diamond Town. Like Hunterwali (1935), Miss Frontier Mail (1936) and Carnival Queen (1955), this is a stunt film featuring all Nadia's Zorro-like swashbuckling skills, including the obligatory fight atop a speeding carriage. Its expressionist beginning, showing distorted facial close-ups, leads on to several theatrical devices e.g. the extensive use of back-projection when the house burns down, or later when Nadia and Cawas are saved by her horse from a waterfall in spate. Several indigenous symbols, like the glorified Bajrang, the Swastika (a tantric symbol) and physical exercises resembling those of Hanuman devotees are intended to contrast the obvious Western origins of the Wadias' stunt idiom. Nadia performed her own stunts in this film combining elements from westerns, serials and sword-fighting pictures. Her difficulties with Hindi required her dialogues to be kept to a minimum.