Old hand drawn vintage Bollywood movie posters for sale in Mumbai, India with one fold
Vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the old Indian snake movie Shubh Din (1974).
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the 1974 old Hindi movie that starred Shashi Kiran in the lead role.
Printed and circulated during the original first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1970s), this vintage Bollywood poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This vintage Bollywood poster was originally designed using a combination of both hand painted as well as photographic techniques.
Set against a light gradient background hand painted with broad visible brush strokes, this Bollywood poster features a woman lying on a bed folding her hands in front of a snake. A small black and white photographic still of a man with a mustache is seen on the bottom right hand corner of this vintage Bollywood poster.
Vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the old Hindi film Rootha Na Karo (1970).
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1970 Hindi film that starred Shashi Kapoor and Nanda in lead roles.
Printed and circulated during the original first release of the film (somewhere in 1970), this vintage Bollywood poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Rootha Na Karo was a romantic thriller that featured the most handsome actor in Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor as the lead protagonist.
This old Bollywood poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by one of the most sought after Bollywood poster artists of his time, C. Mohan, making it highly collectible.
Bollywood poster artist C. Mohan’s signature style of using minimalist design techniques coupled with stunningly realistic hand painted portraits of the actors is seen in this vintage Bollywood poster. Set against a plain white background, the poster creates an immediate visual impact owing largely to its minimalist design.
Artist C. Mohan’s original signature appears on the bottom right of the poster.
Old school Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) for sale.
This is an actual surviving original old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1974 Hindi film that was written, produced, directed by and starring Manoj Kumar. The film also starred the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in a supporting role.
The title of the movie was based on the bare necessities of life, i.e. Food, Clothing & Shelter. The film was the highest grossing Bollywood movie of 1974 and one of the biggest blockbusters of Manoj Kumar.
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan also boosted superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s film career, who at the time was looking to make a mark in Bollywood, making this original old Bollywood poster for sale, highly collectible!
Printed and circulated during the original first release run of the film (somewhere in the early 1970s), this old Bollywood poster for sale was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Bollywood poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by one of the greatest Bollywood poster designers of all time, artist V.G. Parchure. The poster bears his signature in the name of his art studio Pamart on the top right hand corner.
True to old school Bollywood poster painter V.G. Parchure’s mastery over the paint brush, brilliantly hand painted portraits of actors Manoj Kumar, Zeenat Aman and Moushumi Chatterjee are seen set against a blue background in this old Bollywood poster.
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan is a 1974 Bollywood movie written, produced, directed by and starring Manoj Kumar. The film also featured an impressive star cast comprising Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Moushumi Chatterjee.
Extremely rare original Satyajit Ray movie poster for sale of one of the greatest films ever made in world cinema, Apur Sansar (1959).
This is an actual surviving publicity poster of the Satyajit Ray masterpiece regarded as one of the greatest films ever made in world cinema.
Apur Sansar is a Bengali drama film directed by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. It is the third and final installment in the “Apu Trilogy” after Pather Panchali (1955) and Aparajito (1956). The series revolves around the life of a young Bengali girl named Apu.
Apur Sansar won the National Film Award and several international awards, finding mention among the greatest films of all time, making this poster, highly collectible!
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1960s), this is one of the rarest Satyajit Ray film posters for sale that one can buy.
Besides numerous other accolades, The Apu Trilogy was included in Time magazine’s All-Time 100 best movies list.
Very rare old handbill of the Hollywood movie, Operation Pacific (1951) for sale.
This is an actual surviving original vintage handbill of the 1951 World War II film that starred John Wayne and Patricia Neal in lead roles.
Printed and circulated during the original first release run of the film in India (1952), this vintage handbill for sale was actually distributed outside a cinema hall that screened the film and possibly used as a flyer insert in local newspapers.
This old movie handbill features photographic artwork. It was designed and printed for the promotion of the film at a prominent Indian theater (New Empire), where it was screened. The exact dates of release of the film (February 1952) are printed on the reverse side of this old movie handbill. The reverse side also contains teaser ads for upcoming films due to be screened in other theaters in the month of February (1952).
Very rare original vintage Bollywood poster of the hit Dilip Kumar film, Jugnu (1947) for sale.
This is an actual surviving publicity poster featuring the ultimate method actor of Bollywood Dilip Kumar in his first stellar performance, making it highly collectible.
This landmark film was the first major hit for Dilip Kumar who went on to become one of Bollywood’s biggest sensations in the years to come.
This rare Bollywood poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a well know Bollywood poster painter. Stunning portraits of lead actors Dilip Kumar and Noor Jehan are seen set against a light orange background. The title of the film appears in English with translations into the two major regional languages, Devanagari Hindi and Urdu appearing alongside.
Jugnu is a 1947 Bollywood movie starring the Tragedy King of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar & Noor Jehan in lead roles. The film also features singing superstar Mohammed Rafi as an actor in a small role.
Jugnu was released during India’s independence. The director of Jugnu, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi and his wife actress Noor Jehan settled in Pakistan shortly after the film was released.
Extremely rare original vintage Satyajit Ray movie poster of one of the greatest films ever made, Pather Panchali (1955) for sale.
This is an actual surviving publicity poster of Satyajit Ray’s stellar directorial debut, unanimously regarded as his finest film.
Pather Panchali is a Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray and produced by the Government of West Bengal, India. The cult film is based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s 1929 Bengali novel of the same name and depicts the harsh childhood of the protagonist Apu.
Following its premiere in mid 1955 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Pather Panchali was later released in Calcutta the same year.
Printed and circulated during the Calcutta release of the film (somewhere in the mid 1950s), this is one of the rarest Satyajit Ray film posters for sale that one can buy.
Pather Panchali has made an indelible mark on the history of cinema with its soul-stirring realism. Such was the film’s appeal that a special screening was attended by the Chief Minister of West Bengal and the Prime Minister of India.
Pather Panchali is the first installment of Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy. Lead protagonist Apu’s life was continued in two subsequent film’s made by Ray, namely Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959).
Pather Panchali is considered one of the biggest landmarks (a turning point) in Indian cinema to the extent that critics labeled the film as “pure cinema” and refused to compare it against any other film. The film pioneered the parallel cinema movement in India and was one of the earliest films to generate major international attention, placing India on the world cinema map. The film won several national as well as international awards, most notable being National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1955 and the Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
Pather Panchali established Satyajit Ray as one of India’s finest filmmakers. The film is featured in several lists of the greatest films ever made, making this poster extremely collectible!
Before venturing into film making, Satyajit Ray worked as a graphic designer. It is widely believed that he designed the original posters of quite a few of his films himself, including the beautiful hand painted original Pather Panchali 1955 poster featured here for sale.
Very rare original vintage Bollywood poster of the 1970 Hindi film directed by Raj Kapoor, Mera Naam Joker for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1970 film that was produced and directed by the showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor.
This film, like many others released under the banner of RK Productions, starred Raj Kapoor in the lead role. In this classic, Raj Kapoor essayed the role of a circus clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. Mera Naam Joker also marked the debut of Rishi Kapoor, making this poster highly collectible.
Printed and circulated somewhere during the first release of the film (Late 1960s), this Mera Naam Joker movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This Bollywood poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas, making it highly collectable. A stunning close up portrait of Raj Kapoor over painted with a knife to add a rugged texture is seen on the left of this Mera Naam Joker film poster. His love interest, Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina appears in a beautiful hand painted avatar alongside.
Mera Naam Joker reportedly took six years to make and was funded by Raj Kapoor’s personal savings. The film was declared a flop at the box office but has attained cult status over the years and earned the praise of critics.
Beautiful hand painted old Hindi film poster of the hit Bollywood movie Kati Patang (1970) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the 1970 film that featured Rajesh Khanna, known as the original (first) superstar of Indian cinema, in the lead role opposite Asha Parekh. Printed and circulated somewhere during the release of the film, this hand painted vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Hindi film poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas in half sheet size (30″x20″ inches), making it very collectable.
The poster features a brilliant hand painted portrait of actress Asha Parekh dressed as a widow. Rajesh Khanna is seen holding her hand with a landscape painted in the background. The typography used in this poster is primarily English along with a translation of the title in Devanagari Hindi.
Kati Patang (Cut Kite) is a 1970 hit Hindi film produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The title of the film implies a kite whose string has been cut, causing it to drift without direction. The film is an adaptation of the novel, “I Married a Dead Man,” by Cornell Woolrich and a remake of a Hollywood film on the same subject called “No Man of Her Own (1950).”
The film was the second in a string of hits in which Shakti Samanta and Rajesh Khanna successfully collaborated.
The music of the film composed by Rahul Dev Burman became its highlight. One of the greatest singers in Bollywood, Kishore Kumar, sang four solos songs for Rajesh Khanna. Asha Bhosle sang the first ever Hindi rap number, “Mera Naam Hai Shabnam” in this film.
Songs from the film such as “Yeh Shaam Mastani,” “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai” and “Pyar Deewana Hota Hai” have become evergreen classics and played till today.