Old Bollywood poster for sale of the Hindi film Unees Bees (1980).
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1980 Hindi film that starred Mithun Chakraborty, Rakesh Roshan and Kader Khan in lead roles.
Printed and circulated a few years after the original first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this old Bollywood movie poster for sale was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Unees Bees marked the Bollywood debut of one of the greatest playback singers in Indian cinema, Udit Narayan. The soundtrack of Unees Bees was composed by music director Rajesh Roshan who gave Udit Narayan the opportunity to sing his first Bollywood song, “Mil Gaya Mil Gaya” along with veteran singer Mohammed Rafi in the film.
Udit Narayan has sung over 30,000 songs and remains the only male playback singer in the history of the Filmfare Awards to have won awards over a period of three decades, making this old Bollywood poster highly collectible!
This old Bollywood poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a small time art studio in Delhi. Quirky hand drawn portraits of lead stars Mithun Chakraborty and Rakesh Roshan are seen in this old Bollywood poster. The poster is set against vibrant hand painted brush strokes with the lettering at the bottom appearing in a stunning yellow font.
Old Bhojpuri movie poster of the Indian film Bidesiya (1962) for sale.
Featured here for sale is a rare surviving old Bhojpuri film poster of Bidesiya (1962) that was directed by S.N. Tripathi and featured Sujit Kumar and Kumari Naaz in lead roles. The film also featured noted Bollywood dancer Helen.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1960s), this old Bhojpuri movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Bhojpuri movie poster was originally designed in oil on canvas format by a small time art studio in Kolkata, giving it a very quirky appearance. The lead couple Sujit Kumar and Naaz are seen in a passionate embrace prominently in this old Bhojpuri movie poster. Their portraits seem to be hand drawn using the popular line drawing techniques employed by old school Bollywood poster painters and street artists of the past. A black and white rendition of Helen in a dancing pose is seen alongside.
The entire poster has been designed and printed in a single color – understandably to keep printing costs low (as was the norm with old Bhojpuri movie posters).
The title of the film appears in white at the bottom with a translation into English as well as Bengali in this old Bhojpuri movie poster.
Bollywood poster for sale of the old Hindi film, Anubhav (1986).
This is an actual surviving Bollywood poster for sale of the 1986 Hindi film that was written and directed by Kashinath starring Shekhar Suman and Padmini Kolhapure in lead roles.
Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt’s ex-wife Richa Sharma also played a prominent role in Anubhav.
This Bollywood poster for sale was designed and printed for publicity of the film during its initial release somewhere in the mid 1980s but never ended up being used.
Lead actress Padmini Kolhapure who plays the role of an innocent virgin in the film, is seen in a prominent photographic still leafing through an erotic magazine. Smaller photographic stills of lead actor Shekhar Suman romancing Richa Sharma are seen at the bottom.
A bold message is seen on the top of this old Bollywood poster for sale that reads, “Before having physical relationships, it is necessary to have experience.” The subtitle of this Bollywood poster at the bottom reads, “Sex of experience.”
Artistic, old hand painted Bollywood poster of the Hindi film Suraj Aur Chanda (1973) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the 1973 old Hindi film that starred Bindu, Laxmi Chhaya, Jagdeep, Sanjeev Kumar & Sujit Kumar.
Printed several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this artistic hand painted Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Bollywood movie poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas, making it very collectable.
It features seven figures hand painted with accurate detail at the bottom. The top half of the poster features a large photographic still which has been over-painted to give it a hand painted look.
Suraj Aur Chanda (Sun and Moon) is a 1973 Hindi film that starred Bindu, Laxmi Chhaya, Jagdeep, Sanjeev Kumar & Sujit Kumar in lead roles.
Beautiful hand painted vintage Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Aradhana (1969) for sale.
Aradhana is responsible for catapulting Rajesh Khanna to success and turning him into an overnight sensation. This is the film that gave birth to the First Superstar of Hindi Cinema, making the poster highly collectible.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1969 romantic film that featured Rajesh Khanna, also referred to as the first or original superstar of Bollywood. In total, Rajesh Khanna appeared in over 100 movies as lead hero – an unbeatable record in Bollywood.
Printed and circulated during the release of the film in the late 1970s, this vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by one of the most sough after Bollywood poster designers, C. Mohan. Aradhana is one of the best simplistic hand painted Bollywood movie posters ever designed, and is highly collectible.
Poster artist C. Mohan chooses a very simplistic approach to capture the chemistry between the lead couple of the film, as evident by the plain white background. The focus is entirely on the hand painted portraits of the stars Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The two appear with their eyes closed deeply in love. Simple flowers are used to accentuate the poster and lend it a romantic aura.
Artist C. Mohan’s original signature appears on the bottom left of the poster. The typography used in this poster is completely in Devanagari Hindi.
Aradhana (Worship) is a 1969 Hindi film directed by Shakti Samanta, starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. It is believed to be a remake of the 1946 Hollywood film, “To Each His Own.”
Aradhana was declared best film of the year by Filmfare Awards. Sharmila Tagore won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for the same role that won Olivia de Havilland her first Academy Award for Best Actress. The Film was a blockbuster at the box office becoming the highest grosser of 1969.
Originally released in Hindi and dubbed in Bengali, Aradhana’s huge success led to two subsequent remakes being made in Telugu and Tamil.
The soundtrack of the film has been composed by the greatest Bollywood music composer of all time, S. D. Burman, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. It is believed that SD Burman became ill midway while composing music for the film, and his son R. D. Burman took over. RD Burman decided to use Kishore Kumar for the songs “Roop Tera Mastana” and “Mere Sapno Ki Rani” both of which turned into blockbuster hits and are played till today. Another track from the film, “Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera” sung by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar became a rage throughout the nation.