Reissue Bollywood poster of one of the greatest films ever made in Indian cinema, Deewaar (1975) for sale.
Featured here for sale is a reissue poster of the 1975 action Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra that starred the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Deewaar (sometimes also spelled as Deewar) is considered one of the most iconic movies ever made in Indian cinema and finds mention among the cult films of Bollywood.
Printed and circulated during a very recent screening of the old Amitabh movie (somewhere in 2019), this Deewaar movie poster was originally designed for publicity of a local re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
The title appears in Devanagari Hindi in a large green font at the bottom of this Deewaar movie poster. The angry young man of Bollywood, superstar Amitabh Bachchan is seen in his legendary pose with his hands on his waist at the center of this Deewaar poster. Dressed as a porter, he is seen wearing the iconic lucky badge on his shoulder (bearing the serial no. 786) in this Amitabh Bachchan Deewar poster. The two women whom he loves, mother Nirupa Roy and his love interest Parveen Babi are seen on his right in photographic stills.
Actor Shashi Kapoor is seen taking aim in a dramatic photographic still on the bottom right hand corner of this Amitabh Deewaar poster. Villain Madan Puri and actress Neetu Singh are seen on the bottom left. Burning flames are seen in the background of this Amitabh Bachchan movie poster. On the top, the iconic fight scene shot on the docks is seen faintly in the background of this Amitabh poster.
Deewaar (The Wall), is a cult 1975 Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra and written by Salim-Javed. Starring the greatest superstar of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar tells the story of two impoverished brothers (played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor) who struggle to survive on the indifferent streets of Mumbai after the passing away of their father.
One of them, Shashi Kapoor chooses the path of good, becoming a police officer. Amitabh on the other hand turns into a mafia don and amasses quick wealth and success. This creates an obvious divide or enmity between them, inspiring the title of the film. Deewaar is believed to be based loosely on the real life of one of Mumbai’s iconic gangsters, Haji Mastan. For preparation of his character as a gangster in the film, it is further believed that Amitabh Bachchan met Haji Mastan in person to study his mannerisms.
Deewaar is widely credited for establishing Amitabh Bachchan as the “angry young man” of Bollywood. Actress Parveen Babi was seen as the new age woman in Indian cinema, whose character appears as a liberated woman smoking and drinking, living-in with her lover – defying all traditional norms of the time. The brilliant storyline and dialogues of the film established Salim-Javed as the most sought after writers in Indian cinema. It is believed they were paid as high as actors in subsequent films they worked on, thanks to the success of Deewaar.
Deewaar bagged numerous awards, and is credited as a must see film in Indian cinema. The music of the film was composed by RD Burman. The track “Keh Doon Tumhe” was a chartbuster and is fondly remembered and played till today.
One of the dialogues from the film, “Mere Paas Maa Hai” is regarded as one of the greatest dialogues ever in Indian cinema and has inspired countless spoofs over the years.
Danny Boyle, who described Deewaar as being “absolutely key to Indian cinema”, cited the film as an influence on his Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire (2008).