Beautiful hand painted old Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film Saraswatichandra (1968) for sale.
Saraswatichandra has the unique distinction of being the last Hindi film in Indian cinema to be made in black and white.
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 film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas making it highly collectible. In the poster, noted Bollywood poster artist C Bakshi captures the lead actress Nutan in a spectacular hand drawn portrait. Typography used in this poster is completely in English, except for a translated title in Devanagari Hindi.
Saraswatichandra is a hit Hindi film released in 1968 . It starred Nutan and Manish in lead roles and was directed by Govind Saraiya.
The film was based on Saraswatichandra, a famous Gujarati novel authored by Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi. The film won the National Film Awards in the Best Cinematography and Best Music Director categories.
Song like “Chandan sa badan” and “O main to bhool chali babul ka desh” sung by Lata Mangeshkar went on to become cult classics and are still remembered today.