Very rare vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the cult Guru Dutt film, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962).
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1962 classic Hindi film that featured one of the greatest filmmakers of Indian cinema, Guru Dutt in the lead role opposite actresses Waheeda Rehman and Meena Kumari.
Based on a Bengali novel, Shaheb Bibi Golam by Bimal Mitra, the film was a massive critical and commercial success and has over the years garnered cult status. Meena Kumari’s performance as an alcoholic lonely wife in the film is often credited as one of the finest acting performances in the history of Indian cinema.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam won four Filmfare Awards, including the Best Movie award and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 13th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars, making this Guru Dutt poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated somewhere in the 1960s, this old Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This beautifully hand painted Bollywood poster features a stunning portrait of Guru Dutt and actress Meena Kumari locked in a passionate gaze on the top. A vintage alcohol jug at the bottom overlapping Meena Kumari’s portrait suggests the plot of the film – a complicated triangle of relationships between a lonely alcoholic wife, her wealthy husband and their servant.