Vintage Bollywood poster of the 1970 classic 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 several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this Mera Naam Joker poster was originally designed for publicity of the film’s subsequent release in Delhi but never ended up being used.
This Raj Kapoor movie poster was originally designed in hand painted canvas format by a small time art studio in Delhi, giving it a very quirky appearance.
A hand drawn portrait of Raj Kapoor holding the iconic Mera Naam Joker doll is seen prominently in this Mera Naam Joker movie poster. The sensational kissing scene between Raj Kapoor and Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina is seen in a smaller hand painted rendition at the bottom.
Smaller hand painted portraits of the film’s stellar star cast of male supporting actors such as Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Dara Singh and Rajendra Kumar are also seen in this Mera Naam Joker film poster.
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.
Old black and white Bollywood poster of the controversial adult Hindi film, Siddhartha (1972) for sale.
This is an actual vintage publicity poster of the 1972 adult Bollywood movie directed by Conrad Rooks.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the mid 1970s), this black and white Hindi movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Siddhartha caused a sensation for a controversial nude scene featuring lead actress Simi Garewal. The film was released at a time when the censor board in India did not even permit kissing scenes in films, let alone nudity.
This rare Bollywood hot movie poster features the key controversial nude scene in silhouette, where actress Simi Garewal is seen wearing little else except jewelry.
Siddhartha (1972) is an adult Bollywood movie based on the novel of the same name by Hermann Hesse. The film starred Shashi Kapoor & Simi Garewal and was directed by Conrad Rooks.
The film premiered in the US in the 1970s. In 1996 it was restored and re-released and was appreciated by both Indian as well as western audiences.
Rare, hand drawn old Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster Hindi film Gol Maal (1979) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the 1979 Bollywood movie that is unanimously considered to be the greatest comedy film ever made in Indian cinema.
Printed and circulated somewhere in the 1980s, this poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Delhi, giving it a very quirky appearance and making it very collectable.The typography used in the poster is entirely in Devanagari Hindi, with only a small blurb in English that reads, “Best Maal.”
In the film, actor Amol Palekar appears in a double role. This is highlighted in the poster by crediting his name in the star cast twice. The poster also capitalizes on Amitabh Bachchan’s superstardom by not only crediting his guest appearance on the poster, but adding his hand drawn portrait on the side. A surprisingly accurate portrait of Utpal Dutt is seen painted on the bottom of this quirky movie poster.
This poster has been graded as ★ AI (As Is) due to several cracks that have been repaired by applying necessary taping at the back. Further, this poster has a several missing pieces along its borders, which can be seen upon closer inspection of the photograph (both on the left as well as right sides). The reverse of the poster features extensive taping that has been applied to repair multiple tears.
Gol Maal (Forgery or Deception) is a 1979 blockbuster comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, starring actor Amol Palekar in a double role. The film won high accolades from critics and went on to become a cult film in the history of Indian cinema.
Considered to be the greatest comedy film ever made in Bollywood, Gol Maal’s dialogues and characters have spawned hundreds of spoofs, which are popular till today on television shows and radio stations.
Owing to its mega popularity, the film was later remade in several languages such as Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The 2012 Hindi film Bol Bachchan is also believed to be inspired from Gol Maal.
Beautiful vintage Bollywood poster of one of the greatest Hindi films ever made in the history of Indian cinema, Awara (1951) for sale.
Awara (sometimes spelled as Awaara) is a 1951 blockbuster directed and produced by Raj Kapoor, featuring him in a leading role opposite Nargis. The film is considered Raj Kapoor’s finest performance ever.
This is an actual surviving old Raj Kapoor movie poster of the Jaipur Release of Awara. Printed and circulated somewhere in the 1960s/1970s, this vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Raj Kapoor and Nargis had unbeatable chemistry together, and Awara much like Raj kapoor’s other films, showcased the sensuality and beauty of Nargis to perfection. This is reflected in the poster with a large dreamy hand painted close up of Nargis. Raj Kapoor’s ‘tramp” character in the film was influenced heavily by Charlie Chaplin as is evident from his hand drawn portrait in the poster.
This is the only film ever made in the history of Bollywood that had so many generations of the Kapoor family starring together on screen.
Awara (Tramp) is an iconic 1951 Hindi film directed and produced by Raj Kapoor. Music of the film was composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The film stars Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles while Raj Kapoor’s father Prithviraj Kapoor stars as his on-screen father. Kapoor’s youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor also plays the younger version of his character in a cameo. Prithiviraj’s father Dewan Bashwanath Kapoor also has a cameo role in Awara – his only film appearance.
The film became a rage throughout South Asia and found overseas success primarily in the Soviet Union. Songs of the film such as “Awara Hoon” (I am a Tramp) and “Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi” became blockbuster hits, which are remembered and played till today. The film was also nominated for the Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. Owing to its popularity in so many countries, in 2012, Awaara was included in the 20 new entries added to the coveted All-Time 100 greatest films list by TIME.
After the widespread success of the film, Raj Kapoor carried this “tramp” character (influenced heavily by Charlie Chaplin) forward in subsequent films such as Shree 420.
The music for this film was composed by Shankar Jaikishan while the songs were written by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. Songs from the film find place on the list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks of all time.
In 2003, Time magazine added Awara to a list of “10 Indian Films to Treasure”. Time magazine also chose Raj Kapoor’s performance in Awaara as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time. In India, the film grossed a record of over Rs. 12 million.
In the Soviet Union, Awara is estimated to have drawn between 40 to 63 million viewers to cinemas across the nation. It remained the most successful Indian film in the Soviet Union up until films like Bobby, Seeta Aur Geeta and Disco Dancer achieved a similar level of success there.
The film was also a nationwide success in China, where the song “Awara Hoon” and actor Raj Kapoor became widely known across the nation, much like in the Soviet Union. The film’s success in both the Soviet Union and China has been attributed to the socialist themes expressed in the film. The film Awara and the song “Awara Hoon” are believed to have been Chairman Mao’s (founder of People’s Republic of China 1949) favourite film and song, respectively. Due to the film’s remarkable success in Turkey, Awara was remade in Turkey as Avare in 1964 with a local cast.
Beautiful vintage Bollywood poster of the epic Hindi film Shree 420 (1955) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the Jaipur release of Shree 420 (translated as Mr. 420 and sometimes also spelled as Shri 420). Shree 420 is a 1955 Bollywood classic directed and produced by Raj Kapoor, featuring him in a leading role opposite Nargis.
Printed and circulated somewhere in the 1960s/1970s, this vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
Shree 420 is widely regarded as a classic in Indian cinema. Raj Kapoor is remembered as the greatest showman in Indian cinema – an all rounder who produced, directed as well as starred in some of the leading films of his time.
In Shree 420, Raj Kapoor’s character is heavily influenced by Charlie Chaplin’s “little tramp”, similar to his character in a film that released four years prior in 1951 called Awaara. The film has to its credit some of the greatest songs ever made in Bollywood such as “Mera Joota Hai Japani” (My shoes are Japanese), which went on to become a patriotic symbol of the newly independent India. In India, Shree 420 became the highest grossing film of the year (1955). In Russia, Shree 420 received mass appeal and made Raj Kapoor a household name.