Old Bollywood poster for sale of the hit Hindi film Rocky (1981).
This is an actual surviving publicity poster of the 1981 film that marked the Bollywood debut of Sunil Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt.
Rocky was produced and directed by actor Sunil Dutt, who also played a cameo role in the film. Tina Munim Ambani played Sanjay Dutt’s love interest in Rocky, while Reena Roy, Amjad Khan, Raakhee and Shakti Kapoor played supporting characters.
Printed and circulated subsequent to the first release of the film (somewhere in the late 1980s), this old Hindi movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film for a local release run in Delhi but never ended up being used.
This quirky hand drawn Bollywood poster features a large artistic rendition of actor Sanjay Dutt (who plays the pivotal role of Rocky in the film) on the top. The poster is set against a starry blue background. Tina Munim Ambani is seen lying down on a motorbike below. Smaller images of supporting actors Reena Roy, Amjad Khan and Raakhee are also seen on this Rocky Bollywood poster.
Delhi Bollywood poster painter Ranjeet’s signature is seen on the right hand corner of this Rocky Sanjay Dutt poster. The quirky manner in which the faces of the stars have been painted is typical of hand drawn Bollywood posters in Delhi.
Rocky was released only four days after the death of Sunil Dutt’s wife and Sanjay Dutt’s mother, Nargis. A seat was left vacant at the premiere of the film as a befitting tribute to her. The soundtrack of the film was composed by R D Burman and became a rage throughout the nation at the time of its release. Songs like “Doston Ko Salam,” “Aa Dekhen Zara” and “Kya Yehi Pyar Hai” are fondly remembered and played till today.
Old Hindi film poster of the Bollywood movie Bade Dil Wala (1983) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old Hindi film poster for sale of the 1979 Bollywood movie that starred Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim and Sarika in prominent roles.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this old Hindi film poster for sale was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Hindi movie poster was originally hand painted on canvas by noted Bollywood poster painter Vasudeo. Fabulous hand painted renditions of the lead couple Rishi Kapoor and Tina Munim are seen prominently in the poster. Smaller hand painted portraits of supporting actors Amjad Khan, Sarika and Pran are seen at the bottom of this old Hindi film poster.
Classic hand drawn movie poster of the Hindi film, Chaar Maharathi (1985) for sale.
This is an actual surviving hand drawn Bollywood poster of the 1985 action Hindi movie that starred Mithun Chakraborty in the lead role.
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in the mid 1980s), this hand painted Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This classic hand painted Bollywood poster features a quirky hand painted portrait of Mithun Chakraborty. The poster is set against a fiery background to match its action packed theme. Smaller hand drawn portraits of Tina Munim, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan and Asha Parekh are seen lending a very quirky appearance to this old hand painted Bollywood movie poster.
Old Bollywood pressbook of the hit Hindi film Rocky (1981) for sale.
This is an actual surviving rare Bollywood old pressbook of the 1981 film that marked the Bollywood debut of Sunil Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt.
Printed and circulated during the original first release of Rocky in 1981, this rare Bollywood old pressbook was distributed to cinema audiences outside movie halls that actually screened the film.
Old Bollywood pressbooks are sometimes also referred to as Bollywood song booklets, story booklets or synopsis booklets. They contain the lyrics of songs from the film in Hindi as well as in Urdu, and were designed to give theater audiences the chance to sing along while watching their favorite songs on screen.
Rare Bollywood old pressbooks, such as the one featured here for sale provide a summary of the plot of the movie as well as full credits on the last page.
Old Bollywood pressbooks also make great small wall hangings when framed and displayed on a wall, as they feature interesting artwork of the film on the cover.
Rocky was released only four days after the death of Sunil Dutt’s wife and Sanjay Dutt’s mother, Nargis. A seat was left vacant at the premiere of the film as a befitting tribute to her.
Old hand painted Bollywood poster of the Hindi action drama, Yudh (1985) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster of the 1985 film directed by Rajiv Rai starring Anil Kapoor (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) and Jackie Shroff in lead roles.
This beautiful hand painted Bollywood poster has been designed by the greatest calendar artist in India, JP Singhal and bears his printed signature in the name of his studio “Singhals” on the bottom right hand corner, making this poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (Late 1980s), this old hand painted Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This beautiful hand drawn Bollywood movie poster features tell tale signs of calendar artist JP Singhal’s superb brush strokes. A brilliantly painted large close up of Anil Kapoor smoking a cigarette and holding a gun is seen on the left of the poster. Another highly realistic hand painted portrait of Jackie Shroff is seen with broad visible brush strokes on the right. A smaller hand painted portrait of villain Danny Denzongpa holding a pistol is seen on the top. The three independent portraits display a fantastic sense of synergy and merge flawlessly.
Yudh is a 1985 Indian Bollywood action thriller produced by Gulshan Rai and directed by his debutante son Rajiv Rai. The film had an impressive star cast including Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor (in a dual role), Tina Munim, Pran, Danny Denzongpa, Nutan, Shatrughan Sinha and Hema Malini.