|Film||Geeta Mera Naam (Sometimes also spelled as “Geetaa Mera Naam.” English translation: My Name is Geeta)|
|Cast||Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Sadhana, Helen, Rajendra Nath, Ramesh Deo, Achala Sachdev, Agha, Keshto Mukerjee & Junior Mehmood|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Packing||Medium sized mailing envelope|
Geeta Mera Naam
Old hand painted, rare Bollywood pressbook of the Hindi film Geeta Mera Naam (1974) for sale.
This is an actual surviving pressbook of the 1974 film that featured actress Sadhana Shivdasani in a double role opposite Feroz Khan and Sunil Dutt.
Produced by R. K. Nayyar, Geeta Mera Naam was directed by his wife, Sadhana Shivdasani. The film also starred Helen, Rajendra Nath, Ramesh Deo, Achala Sachdev, Agha, Keshto Mukerjee and Junior Mehmood in supporting roles.
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film, this old Bollywood pressbook was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This vintage pressbook was designed in hand painted format (oil on canvas) by a movie poster artist working for a leading Bollywood poster design studio, making it very collectable!
In this hand painted old Hindi film press book cover, anti-hero Sunil Dutt and lead protagonist Feroz Khan are seen locked in a sword fight at the bottom. A large side profile of the actress is seen painted on the left. Typography used in the poster is primarily in English, with the film’s title translated in Devanagari Hindi as well at the bottom.
Old Bollywood pressbooks are sometimes also referred to as song booklets, story booklets or synopsis booklets. They contain the lyrics of songs from the film in Hindi as well as in Urdu, and were designed to give theater audiences the chance to sing along while watching their favorite songs on screen. Old Hindi film synopsis booklets provide a further additional step of information – summarizing the plot of the movie as well as the star cast.
Old Hindi film press books, such as the one featured here for sale, make great small wall hangings when framed and displayed on a wall, as they feature interesting artwork of the film on the cover.
Geetaa Mera Naam (1974) tells the story of four children who are separated at a fair and unknowingly reunite years later – a popular theme that was explored in several other films in Indian cinema. The soundtrack album of the film was composed by hit duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal while songs were sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle.