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Hunterwali Ki Beti (1943)

  • Release Date1943
  • GenreAction
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3347 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberB-28412
  • Certificate Date16/11/1943

All was peace and happiness in the reign of Queen Madhuri-also known as "Hunterwali'. One day, suddenly, Pratap the queen's cousin, invaded the palace and set it on fire, instigated by Ajit, his crooked comrade. Ishwarsing a faithful soldier of the palace, escaped with Kishori, the little princess, followed by Ajit.

Twelve years pass. The princess Kishori, trained by Ishwarsingh, now leads the agitation for justice and freedom. Pratap alarmed by her exploits, orders her capture, dead or alive. Failing to do so, a reward is offered for her arrest. Kishori in turn demands to know the whereabouts of her mother.

Just as Kumar undertakes to do the needful, the daughter of Hunterwali appears on the scene. Kumar is saved from being killed by a comrade of the daughter of Hunterwali by herself, who thus impresses him with her real nature. The would-be assassin, however, angered by the incident, joins Ajit in his plot to capture her, along with her friends. As a result Vijay is captured and fastened to a railway track. He escapes. The daughter of Hunterwali now joins him, followed by Ajit's men. They save themselves, however, and are now free.

On the advice of Ajit, Pratap issues a proclamation to the effect of Madhuri, alias Hunterwali, shall be hanged in the Black Fortress. Ajit expresses the hope to Pratap that this contemplated action will cause Kumar to appear on the scene for the rescue of the daughter of Hunterwali and accordingly he arranges to assemble all in the fortress on the day of execution. In order to save her mother, the daughter of Hunterwali, at a great risk to her own life, hastens to the Black Fortress.

What happens then?
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[From the official press booklet]



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