Old hand painted Bollywood poster for sale of the historical classic film Razia Sultan (1983).
This is an actual surviving hand drawn movie poster of the 1983 film written and directed by Kamal Amrohi, starring Hema Malini, Parveen Babi and Dharmendra in lead roles.
Printed and circulated during the original first release of the film (early 1980s), this hand painted Hindi movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This hand drawn Bollywood poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by one of the greatest Bollywood poster painters of all time, Pandit Ram Kumar Sharma. The printed signature of master Bollywood poster painter Pandit Ram Kumar Sharma is seen on the bottom left hand corner of this hand painted Bollywood poster.
True to his mastery over the paint brush, a stunning portrait of lead actress Hema Malini in a warrior pose wearing a veil and riding a horse is seen prominently in this hand drawn movie poster. Pandit Ram Kumar Sharma’s spectacular compositions and brush work are apparent in the background of this hand painted Bollywood movie poster which shows an army of soldiers being led into battle.
Razia Sultan is remembered for Hema Malini’s stellar performance. The song “Aye Dil-e Nadaan” sung by Lata Mangeshkar became a hit at the time of the film’s release.
Extremely rare, original vintage Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster hit, Mahal (1949) for sale. This is an actual surviving publicity poster of the landmark 1949 Hindi film starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala in lead roles.
Mahal is regarded as a landmark film in Indian cinema due to several firsts, chiefly: It has the distinction of being India’s first reincarnation thriller, opening up a completely new genre of gothic fiction in Indian cinema.
Produced by Bombay Talkies, Mahal marked the directorial debut of Kamal Amrohi. Mahal launched playback singer Lata Mangeshkar (the Nightingale of India) into super-stardom, with the hit song, “Aayega aane wala.” Mahal was the first film to star Madhubala (only 16 at the time) with her screen name as “Madhubala” in the credits. She was earlier credited as Mumtaz (primarily cast as a child artist).
Mahal gave Madhubala instant recognition and stardom, from where she grew to become the most desirable woman in the history of Indian cinema and earned the moniker, “the Venus queen of Indian cinema.”
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in the late 1940s / early 1950s), this vintage Bollywood poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used. This very rare old Bollywood poster features stunning hand drawn artwork. The Bollywood poster artist who hand painted this masterpiece captures the alluring beauty of actress Madhubala in a large hand drawn portrait on the top, while Ashok Kumar is seen at the bottom. Typography used in the poster is primarily in English, with a translation of the title in Hindi at the bottom.
Mahal is a 1949 Bollywood movie starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala in lead roles. It is credited as being India’s very first reincarnation thriller.
Produced by Bombay Talkies, Mahal catapulted the career of Lata Mangeshkar with the hit song “Aayega Aane Waala” that is played till today. Mahal was one of the biggest box office hits of 1949 in India.
Beautiful old Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film Pakeezah (1972) for sale.
This is an actual vintage poster of the 1972 epic film directed by perfectionist Kamal Amrohi that won critical acclaim and is remembered till date for its memorable footprint on the history of Indian cinema.
Pakeezah reportedly took 14 years to make due to the separation between lead actress Meena Kumari (Tragedy Queen of Bollywood) and director Kamal Amrohi in 1964. The two decided to separate after twelve years of marriage, leaving the film stalled midway. The film was reportedly restarted in 1969 and finally completed in 1972.
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s/1990s), this movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
In the poster, the lead protagonist of the film, Meena Kumari is seen in her spectacular best in an iconic dancing pose. This scene is captured through a still photograph from the film, which has been pasted on to the poster. A small cut out of the lead actor Raaj Kumar is seen on the bottom. The typography used in this poster is in English, with the title translated in Devanagari Hindi as well as Urdu.
Pakeezah (Pure) is a 1972 hit Hindi film, written and directed by Kamal Amrohi, which tells the story of a prostitute with a pure heart. Tragedy Queen of Bollywood, Meena Kumari played the lead role in the film. The film’s music composed by Naushad went on to become a rage throughout the nation.
In particular, “Chalte Chalte” & “Inhi Logon Ne” sung by Lata Mangeshkar are considered all time classics and played till today.