Hand painted original vintage Bollywood poster of the cult Hindi film Guide (1965) for sale.
This is an actual surviving handmade Bollywood poster of the 1965 film that featured the evergreen superstar of Indian cinema, Dev Anand in the lead role opposite Waheeda Rehman.
Guide is the first film in the history of Indian cinema to sweep the Filmfare Awards by wining all major award categories (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress), making this very rare hand drawn Bollywood poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1970s), this hand drawn Bollywood movie poster was printed for publicity of the re-release of the film in the 1970s but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by an art studio in Kolkata, using a line drawing technique to paint the faces of the actors. Bright colors (a combination of orange and red) along with line drawn faces of the stars give this original handmade Bollywood poster a very striking appearance.
In this hand drawn Bollywood poster, the artist depicts actress Waheeda Rehman in her iconic dancing pose on the right and in a more serious brooding pose on the left. The intricate details of her jewelry appear striking with the line drawing technique used by the artist in this hand painted Bollywood poster.
Guide is a 1965 cult Hindi film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman in lead roles. The film is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan and is widely considered to be one of the finest masterpieces of Indian cinema.
Guide was initially planned to be an Indo-American co-production – to be shot simultaneously in Hindi and English. The lead actress Waheeda Rehman was reportedly even tutored on her diction of English in preparation for the same.
The music for this film was composed by ace music composer Sachin Dev Burman. Songs of the film went on to become the biggest blockbusters of the decade and find place among the greatest soundtracks ever made in Indian cinema till today.
“Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” and “Piya Tose Naina Laage Re” sung by Lata Mangeshkar went on to become a rage throughout the nation. “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” sung by Kishore Kumar is a timeless classic and continues to be played till today.
A shortened 120-minute US version of the film was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 42 years after the original release of Guide.
Very rare original vintage Bollywood poster of the hit Guru Dutt film, Pyaasa (1957) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1957 cult Hindi film that was produced and directed by one of the most influential filmmakers in Indian cinema, Guru Dutt. Pyaasa featured Guru Dutt in the lead role along with Waheeda Rehman.
Pyaasa is ranked in several all-time greatest film lists and rankings, including the Time Magazine Top 100 list, making this poster highly collectible.
Pyaasa has achieved cult status over the years. The film features in many top ranking lists that have been compiled over the years and is unanimously regarded as a must see film in Bollywood.
Printed and circulated somewhere in the late 1960s, this old Guru Dutt poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
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 and comes with a preservation guarantee.
This artistic hand painted Bollywood poster features stunning portraits of Guru Dutt & Waheeda Rehman at the bottom in an iconic romantic pose. Painted by popular Bollywood poster painter Shrikant, the artwork was painted based on an iconic still photograph shot on the set of the film.
Pyaasa is a 1957 Bollywood movie produced and directed by Guru Dutt. The film stars Guru Dutt in the lead role along with Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman and Johnny Walker. The film tells the story of a budding poet who is helped by a prostitute to get his poems published. Pyaasa was one of the closest films to Guru Dutt’s heart. Its stellar music composed by S.D. Burman was the highlight of the film. Songs like “Jaane Woh Kaise Log” and “Sar Jo Tera Chakraye” are played and fondly remembered till date.
Pyaasa, like other Guru Dutt films, enjoys a cult following in France and Germany. It was a huge commercial success during its French Premiere in 1984.