Raj Kapoor, an actor, producer and director, is widely regarded as the greatest showman in the history of Indian cinema. He leaves behind a vast legacy of masterpieces, most notably Awaara (1951), Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955), Jagte Raho (1956) and Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), in which his character was closely modeled along the lines of Charlie Chaplin’s “Tramp.”
Over the course of his illustrious career, Raj Kapoor received multiple accolades. The Government of India honored him with both the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and he bagged three National Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards in total, besides earning a two time nomination for the Palme d’Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). Raj Kapoor movie posters are highly collectible and prized for their rarity and high appreciation value. No Bollywood movie poster collection can be deemed complete without Raj Kapoor film posters. The most prized Raj Kapoor poster is Awaara (1951), which featured his finest performance that finds mention as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine.
Raj Kapoor was a cinematic icon. His films attracted worldwide audiences, with many of his films being released in international cinemas in local languages. As such, several foreign international Raj Kapoor movie posters were designed and printed, prior to the release of his films abroad.
At the age of just twenty four, Raj Kapoor established his own studio, R.K. Films, and became the youngest Bollywood film director of his time, making his directorial debut with Aag (1948). In 1949 Raj Kapoor starred in Mehboob Khan’s hit film Andaz alongside Dilip Kumar and Nargis, which was his first major success as an actor. He had his first success as producer, director and lead actor of Barsaat, released in the same year. Raj Kapoor movie posters of all these hit films are highly collectible and very rare to find. Movie posters bearing the R.K. Films logo are highly desirable among collectors and movie poster art aficionados alike.
Some of Raj Kapoor’s other memorable films include Chori Chori (1956), Chhalia (1960), Dil Hi To Hai (1963), Boot Polish (1954), Ab Dilli Door Nahin (1957) and Aah (1953), posters of which are highly sought after in the vintage Bollywood memorabilia space.
Raj Kapoor produced, directed and starred in the romantic musical Sangam in 1964, alongside Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayantimala which was his first film in color, making its poster very sought after. In 1970 Raj Kapoor produced, directed and starred in his most ambitious project, Mera Naam Joker which took more than six years to complete. The film was released in Turkey as Palyaço, with locally designed and printed Raj Kapoor film posters used for publicity of the same.
Raj Kapoor is appreciated by both film critics and cinephiles alike, with his fans spread worldwide. Many of Raj Kapoor’s films were released across southeast and central Asia, the Soviet Union, China, the Middle East and Africa. The 1967 “Song about yogis” (Russian: Песенка про йогов) by Vladimir Vysotsky mentions Raj Kapoor as one of the three best known symbols of Indian culture in the Soviet Union, along with Shiva and yoga.
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