Vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the hit Hindi film Night in London (1967).
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1967 thriller that featured Biswajeet and Mala Sinha in lead roles. Helen, Johnny Walker and Anwar Hussain also played supporting roles in the film.
Printed and circulated during the original first release of the film (somewhere in the mid 1960s), this vintage Bollywood poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Bollywood poster for sale was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by one of the best Bollywood poster painters of his time, V.G. Parchure. The printed signature of Bollywood poster artist V.G. Parchure is seen in the name of his art studio, i.e. “Pamart” on the bottom left of the poster.
In this superbly hand painted Night in London Bollywood poster, artist V.G. Parchure’s mastery over the paintbrush is strikingly apparent. Actress Mala Sinha is seen in a stunningly realistic portrait holding a pistol in her hand. A large close up portrait of actor Biswajeet is seen blending in the background. The bottom of this Night in London Bollywood poster features Helen dancing to the iconic cabaret song “Mera Naam Hai Jameela.” A flying helicopter in the background of this Night in London Bollywood poster gives away the thriller plot of the film.
Night in London featured a successful soundtrack composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, with lyrics penned by Anand Bakshi. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi sang memorable songs in the film.
Extremely rare, minimal Bollywood poster of the old Hindi film Afsana (1966) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1966 Bollywood movie that starred Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Padmini & Helen. Printed and circulated somewhere during the first release of the film, this movie poster is an excellent example of the minimalist movement in hand painted Bollywood poster design.
This minimal Bollywood poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas, making it very collectible. The Bollywood poster artist has chosen a very minimalistic approach in hand painting this poster. The typography used in this poster is entirely in English except for the title translated in Devanagari Hindi & Urdu.
This poster has been marked as “Rarest of the rare” as no other copies of the same are known to exist.
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. Minor paper loss has been adequately filled which make no noticeable difference to the display quality of the poster when seen from a viewing distance.
Afsana (Story of Love) is a 1966 Hindi film starring Ashok Kumar (fondly referred to as “Dadamuni”) – one of the most iconic and popular actors in pre-independence India. The film tells the story of a misogynist who eventually falls in love with a woman.