Original vintage six sheet movie poster of the epic Hindi film Sholay (1975) for sale.
Featured here for sale is an original Sholay poster circulated during the film’s initial release run. Considered the greatest film ever made in Indian cinema, this original Sholay movie poster was probably printed somewhere in the late 1970s. Originally designed for publicity of the film, this original Sholay poster never ended up being used.
This fabulous six sheet poster measures a stunning 120″x60″ inches (approx) in size when its six individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises six separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single six sheet poster. As shown in the photographs, there may be a slight gap visible between the six sheets – as the images have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the six sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
This original Sholay poster was initially designed in hand painted oil on canvas format. The poster announces, “The Greatest Star Cast Ever Assembled! The Greatest Story Ever Told” on the top. The title of the film is seen painted prominently in an iconic 3D styled font on this original Sholay poster. Portraits of the film’s six lead characters are seen inside individual boxes at the bottom.
Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema and unanimously regarded as the greatest film ever made in Bollywood. Declared as the “Film of the Millennium” by BBC India in 1999, Sholay is an unforgettable classic that has become almost synonymous with ‘masala’ in Indian cinema. Its characters such as Jai, Veeru, Basanti, Thakur & Gabbar Singh have been etched into history. The film has an unbeaten record for running for over five consecutive years after being released. Sholay enjoys a cult following in India and its dialogues are often quoted in various media.