Vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the Hindi film Albela (1971).
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the 1971 Hindi comedy film Albela which starred one of the greatest comedians in Indian cinema, Mehmood in the lead role. The star cast of the film also included comedians like I.S. Johar, Mukri, Rajendra Nath and Mohan Choti.
Printed and circulated a few years after the original first release of the film (somewhere in the mid 1970s), this vintage Bollywood movie poster for sale was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This vintage Bollywood poster for sale was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a small time art studio in Kolkata, making it highly collectible. Quirky hand drawn portraits of the lead couple Mehmood and Aruna Irani are seen in a dancing pose in this vintage Bollywood poster. The poster is set against a black background with the lettering at the bottom appearing in a stunning yellow blue font.
The music has for Albela was composed by the hit music director Shankar – Jaikishan, who are duly credited at the bottom of the poster.