Old Amitabh movie poster of the super hit Hindi film Shahenshah (1988) for sale.
This is an actual surviving Amitabh Bachchan movie poster of the super hit classic Shahenshah that featured the angry young man of Indian cinema in a superhero avatar. Meenakshi Seshadri, Amrish Puri, Pran, Kader Khan and Rohini Hattangadi played supporting roles in the film.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1990s), this old Shahenshah movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
The greatest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan is seen in his iconic superhero avatar prominently on one side of this Shahenshah poster. Smaller photographic stills of Meenakshi Seshadri, Amrish Puri and Pran are also seen in this old Shahenshah movie poster.
Shahenshah (translated as Emperor) is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role. Produced and directed by Tinnu Anand, the film marked Amitabh Bachchan’s comeback after a three year break during which he had entered politics. The film went on to become a super hit and is widely regarded today as one of the most memorable superhero films ever made in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan’s Shahenshah costume is remembered till today, as is his unforgettable dialogue in the film, “Risthey Mein Toh Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hain, Naam Hai Shahenshah.”