Homi Wadia, who was born on 18th May 1911, belonged to a family of master shipbuilders. He, along with his brother Jamshed Wadia, changed course and founded Wadia Moviestone and Basant Pictures in 1933. He directed several films which are among Bollywood’s earliest films.
Homi Wadia started as a cinematographer in Lal-e-Yaman (1933). Fearless Nadia-starrer Hunterwali (1935) marked his directorial debut in Bollywood. The movie was an absolute hit and spawned an entire genre of daring stunt films.
Miss Frontier Mail (1936), directed by Homi, was the most famous of the “train films” with a spectacular fight scene on a moving train. Punjab Mail (1939) and the comedy adventure film Diamond Queen (1940) were pretty good. Bambaiwali (1941) and Jungle Princess (1942), ...» read full biography