Hand drawn, quirky old vintage Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film Gambler (1971) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1971 film that featured the evergreen superstar of Indian cinema, Dev Anand in the lead role.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1970s), this movie poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Kolkata, making it highly collectible.
In the poster, the Bollywood poster artist depicts Dev Anand wearing his trademark muffler around his neck and smoking a cigarette at a casino table. Two quirky hand drawn portraits of actors Shatrughan Sinha & Jeevan appear by his side. All three hand drawn portraits are encased within a red heart, whereas three aces are shown distinctly on the casino table to reflect the plot of the film in this old Dev Anand movie poster. Typography used in the poster is in English with the title translated into Devanagari Hindi, Urdu as well as Bengali.
Gambler is a 1971 hit Hindi film starring Dev Anand, Shatrughan Sinha and Jeevan. Dev Anand is considered one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, with a career spanning over 65 years during which he appeared in over 100 films as lead actor.
The film is fondly remembered for its music by ace music composer SD Burman. In particular, the track “Chudi Nahi Yeh Mera Dil Hai” sung by Kishore Kumar continues to be played till today.