Beautiful hand painted Bollywood movie poster of the Hindi film Desh Premee (1982) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1982 action film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in a double role. Printed and circulated somewhere during the release of the film, this vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Amitabh poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a well known art studio, Expert Eyes.
In the poster, the artist captures the original angry young man of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, in an older avatar. He is seen holding Dream Girl Hema Malini in his arms while wielding a broken piece of glass. The transparency of the glass has been recreated to accurate detail – making it appear almost photographic. Actor Navin Nischol is seen holding a pistol in a much smaller avatar at the bottom along with a very seductive portrait of glamor queen Parveen Babi, highlighted by a pout on her lips. The typography used in this poster is primarily in English, with only the title translated in Devanagari Hindi as well as Urdu on the top left. The title, Desh Premee appears on the poster in almost a 3D like font.
Desh Premee (The Patriot) is a 1982 Hindi film directed by Manmohan Desai starring the greatest superstar in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan in a double role.
Legendary Bollywood singer Mohammed Rafi who sang the film’s title song and actor Uttam Kumar passed away two years before the film was released. As such, the film was dedicated to both of them. Desh Premee is the only Bollywood film in which music director Laxmikant sang a song.