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Faulad, 1963

Faulad, 1963

showcard, c. 1963, 49 X 60 cm (19.3 X 23.6 inches)
tinted gelatin silver print and poster paint on textured board with hand-lettering
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Most of the action in this wrestling film takes place in ornate palaces and on a pirate ship.  Faulad co-stars Dara Singh and Mumtaz, long before her career reached its peak in the 1970s. Mumtaz would go on to become one of Hindi cinema's most successful actresses, winning a Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1970 and ultimately earning a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1997. 

Dara Singh was was one of India‚Äôs favorite entertainers. Prior to becoming an actor, he was an Indian Champion wrestler who achieved massive popularity in wrestling bouts across the country including a series of matches with World Champion, Lou Thesz.  Dara Singh enjoyed huge success in both Hindi and Punjabi cinema, appearing in over 100 films.

The film Faulad (1963) was produced by Vinod Doshi and directed by Mohammed Hussain.  Music by G.S, Kohli.  Black and white, Hindi, starring Dara Singh, Mumtaz, and Kamal Mehra.

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