|Film||Mughal-e-Azam (English translation: The Supreme Mughal)|
|Cast||Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Durga Khote, Nigar Sultana, Ajit, Johnny Walker, Jalal Agha & Baby Tabassum|
|Size||Approximately 19.5″ x 13.5″ inches|
|Condition||★★★★★ Auction Quality|
|Packing||Packed inside mailing envelope|
Mughal-e-Azam photo brochure for sale!
Featured here is a rare promotional photo book for sale of the 1960 black and white cult blockbuster movie that is unanimously considered as one of the greatest Indian films ever made.
Directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, Mughal-e-Azam (1960) starred Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Durga Khote in key roles. Nigar Sultana, Ajit, Johnny Walker, Jalal Agha and Baby Tabassum played supporting roles in the epic.
Mughal-e-Azam is the first full length black and white feature film in the history of Indian cinema to be colorized for a theatrical re-release. The film’s color version was released theatrically on 12 November 2004, with a digital reworked soundtrack.
Printed and circulated in 2004, this original Mughal-e-Azam promotional brochure was designed and printed for publicity of the color re-release of the film in 2004.
This Mughal-e-Azam photo book is bound in multiple pages and opens up to contain several photos and information of the films colorization. The entire cast and crew is credited and some rare photos of both the colorizing process as well as Mughal-e-Azam still photos are seen in the brochure.
Mughal-e-Azam has the distinction of being the most expensive Hindi film ever made in Indian cinema. It is consistently ranked in polls as the greatest Hindi film ever made in Indian cinematic history. The film held the coveted title of ‘highest grossing Hindi film of all time’ for a full 15 years after its first black and white release in 1960, making this color re-release brochure, highly collectible!
Mughal-e-Azam is an epic film unanimously regarded as a milestone in Indian cinema. The film ranks on the lists of top Indian films, including the 2002 British Film Institute poll of “Top 10 Indian Films.” The soundtrack album of the film was composed by legendary music director Naushad and lyrics were written by Shakeel Badayuni. It is credited as one of the best in the history Bollywood and was one of the best-selling Bollywood albums of the 1960s.
“Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” sung by Lata Mangeshkar has become an eternal classic which continues to be played till today.