Quirky, hand painted old Hindi film poster of the blockbuster Bollywood movie Himmatwala (1983) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old poster of the 1983 Hindi film that catapulted actress Sridevi into Bollywood stardom. Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film, this old Hindi film 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 by a small time art studio in Kolkata, making it very collectable.
The poster features a large, quirky hand drawn portrait of Sridevi dancing, surrounded by a wave of musical notes. Lead actor Jeetendra is shown alongside on the left in blue, while Amjad Khan is depicted at the bottom. The entire poster is designed and printed in two colors, i.e. red and blue, adding greatly to its quirk quotient.
The typography used in this poster is primarily English, with the title translated in Devanagari Hindi as well.
Himmatwala (The Brave) is a 1983 action Hindi film starring Jeetendra and Sridevi.The film is credited with turning actress Sridevi into a star in Hindi cinema. The film was the highest grosser of the year it was released in and declared a blockbuster.
A couple of songs from the film composed by Bappi Lahiri became hugely popular – “Nainon Mein Sapna” (sung by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar) and “Taki O Taki” ( sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle).
Inspired by the huge success of the film in 1983, Sajid Khan directed a recent remake of the film starring Ajay Devgan. The remake however, released in the year 2013, was a disaster at the box office.