|Film||Mughal-e-Azam (English translation: Emperor of the Mughals)|
|Cast||Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Durga Khote|
|Size||24″x16″ inches (Show card size)|
|Condition||★★★★★ Auction Quality|
|Material||Thick glossy photo paper|
Complete set of eight original Mughal-e-Azam show cards for sale sealed inside their original carry case cover.
Featured here for sale is a complete set of 8 original show cards of the 2004 color re-release of the epic 1960 black and white film, Mughal-e-Azam.
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 rare unused set comprising eight original Mughal-e-Azam show cards was originally designed for publicity of the color re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
Showcards are used as pin ups on notice boards inside foyers of cinema halls. Printed on thick stock photo paper for easy pin up display, this rare surviving set of original Mughal-e-Azam show cards was actually issued to a cinema hall that screened the film in 2004, making it highly collectible!
All eight show cards featured here for sale are sealed inside their original carrying case and are in mint unused condition.
Mughal-e-Azam stars Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in lead roles and 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.
Mughal-e-Azam 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 poster very collectible!
Directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, Mughal-e-Azam is an epic film unanimously regarded as a milestone in Indian cinema. The soundtrack of the film is credited as one of the best in the history Bollywood and continues to be played till today.
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