Hand painted original vintage Bollywood poster of the cult Hindi film Guide (1965) for sale.
This is an actual surviving handmade Bollywood poster of the 1965 film that featured the evergreen superstar of Indian cinema, Dev Anand in the lead role opposite Waheeda Rehman.
Guide is the first film in the history of Indian cinema to sweep the Filmfare Awards by wining all major award categories (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress), making this very rare hand drawn Bollywood poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1970s), this hand drawn Bollywood movie poster was printed for publicity of the re-release of the film in the 1970s but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by an art studio in Kolkata, using a line drawing technique to paint the faces of the actors. Bright colors (a combination of orange and red) along with line drawn faces of the stars give this original handmade Bollywood poster a very striking appearance.
In this hand drawn Bollywood poster, the artist depicts actress Waheeda Rehman in her iconic dancing pose on the right and in a more serious brooding pose on the left. The intricate details of her jewelry appear striking with the line drawing technique used by the artist in this hand painted Bollywood poster.
Guide is a 1965 cult Hindi film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman in lead roles. The film is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan and is widely considered to be one of the finest masterpieces of Indian cinema.
Guide was initially planned to be an Indo-American co-production – to be shot simultaneously in Hindi and English. The lead actress Waheeda Rehman was reportedly even tutored on her diction of English in preparation for the same.
The music for this film was composed by ace music composer Sachin Dev Burman. Songs of the film went on to become the biggest blockbusters of the decade and find place among the greatest soundtracks ever made in Indian cinema till today.
“Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” and “Piya Tose Naina Laage Re” sung by Lata Mangeshkar went on to become a rage throughout the nation. “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” sung by Kishore Kumar is a timeless classic and continues to be played till today.
A shortened 120-minute US version of the film was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 42 years after the original release of Guide.