Beautiful hand drawn original old Bollywood movie poster of the cult Hindi film Don (1978) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the 1978 action film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in a double role. The film is considered one of the most iconic movies ever made in Bollywood and finds mention among the cult films of Indian cinema. Printed and circulated several years after the release of the film, this vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by the greatest and highest paid Bollywood movie poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare.
In the poster, Diwakar captures the original angry young man of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, running from the police. Zeenat Aman is shown as a much smaller figure, holding a gun at the bottom right corner. The typography used in this poster is primarily in English, with only the title translated in Devanagari Hindi on the bottom left.
Don is a 1978 blockbuster Indian action film starring the greatest superstar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan (in a double role), Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar & Helen. The film has attained a cult status in India. Some of the film’s dialogues are regarded as the best ever in Indian cinema and have inspired countless spoofs.
Don is the story of a master criminal (Amitabh Bachchan) who has been continuously evading Interpol and is most wanted in 11 countries. The film is considered scriptwriting duo Salim-Javed’s finest masterpiece ever. Don took close to four years to complete and has managed to attain cult status in Indian cinema.
Such was the impact of the film that it continues to spawn remakes till today. Don was remade several times in different southern languages. The film was remade in 2006 with Bollywood’s current superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) in the lead role of Don alongside Priyanka Chopra. The remake proved to be one of the highest grossing films of the year 2006. A sequel of the remake, Don 2 was released in 2011.
One of the best dialogues in Indian cinema of all time is the unforgettable one liner from the film, “Don Ko Pakadna Mushkil Hi Nahin. Namumkin Hai” (Its not difficult to catch Don. Its impossible).
Songs from the film went on to become smash hits, with tracks sung by Kishore Kumar like “Main Hoon Don,” “Yeh Hai Bambai Nagariya” & “Khaike Paan Banaras Wala” still played today.