Spectacular vintage hand painted Bollywood poster of the old Hindi film Bheegi Raat (1965) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster of the 1965 film that featured the Tragedy Queen of Bollywood, Meena Kumari.
Printed and circulated somewhere during the first release of the film (Mid 1960s), this old Bollywood poster for sale was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This vintage Bollywood poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by one of the finest Bollywood movie poster artists of all time, DR Bhosle. Known for his restrained and simplistic approach, this Meena Kumari poster bears DR Bhosle’s tell tale signs of mastery. In this Bheegi Raat poster, Tragedy Queen Meena Kumari and actor Pradeep Kumar are seen in a passionate embrace. This is one of the finest minimal Bollywood posters ever produced by DR Bhosle, making it highly collectible.
The poster is set against a cloudy background. The title of the film uses an interesting typeset comprising fine brush strokes to give it a “rainy” look to reflect the name of the film.
Artist DR Bhosle’s original signature appears on the bottom left hand corner of the poster.
Bheegi Raat is a 1965 Bollywood movie starring Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep Kumar.
Extremely rare, minimal Bollywood poster of the old Hindi film Afsana (1966) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1966 Bollywood movie that starred Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Padmini & Helen. Printed and circulated somewhere during the first release of the film, this movie poster is an excellent example of the minimalist movement in hand painted Bollywood poster design.
This minimal Bollywood poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas, making it very collectible. The Bollywood poster artist has chosen a very minimalistic approach in hand painting this poster. The typography used in this poster is entirely in English except for the title translated in Devanagari Hindi & Urdu.
This poster has been marked as “Rarest of the rare” as no other copies of the same are known to exist.
This vintage Bollywood poster has been professionally restored by an expert paper archivist. It has been backed on cotton using a thorough acid-free conservation and restoration process. Minor paper loss has been adequately filled which make no noticeable difference to the display quality of the poster when seen from a viewing distance.
Afsana (Story of Love) is a 1966 Hindi film starring Ashok Kumar (fondly referred to as “Dadamuni”) – one of the most iconic and popular actors in pre-independence India. The film tells the story of a misogynist who eventually falls in love with a woman.