Old Bollywood pressbook of the hit Hindi film Rocky (1981) for sale.
This is an actual surviving rare Bollywood old pressbook of the 1981 film that marked the Bollywood debut of Sunil Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt.
Printed and circulated during the original first release of Rocky in 1981, this rare Bollywood old pressbook was distributed to cinema audiences outside movie halls that actually screened the film.
Old Bollywood pressbooks are sometimes also referred to as Bollywood song booklets, story booklets or synopsis booklets. They contain the lyrics of songs from the film in Hindi as well as in Urdu, and were designed to give theater audiences the chance to sing along while watching their favorite songs on screen.
Rare Bollywood old pressbooks, such as the one featured here for sale provide a summary of the plot of the movie as well as full credits on the last page.
Old Bollywood pressbooks also make great small wall hangings when framed and displayed on a wall, as they feature interesting artwork of the film on the cover.
Rocky was released only four days after the death of Sunil Dutt’s wife and Sanjay Dutt’s mother, Nargis. A seat was left vacant at the premiere of the film as a befitting tribute to her.