|Film||Neel Kamal (English translation: Blue Lotus)|
|Cast||Waheeda Rehman, Raaj Kumar & Manoj Kumar|
|Print Date||Late 1960s|
|Size||26.5″x18″ inches (Showcard size)|
|Condition||★ As Is|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Printer||Regimental Press Bombay|
|Art Studio||Studio Diwakar|
Old Bollywood movie showcard of the Hindi film, Neel Kamal (1968) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood showcard of the 1968 film that starred actress Waheeda Rehman in the lead role.
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in the late 1960s), this old Bollywood showcard was designed and printed for publicity of the film inside a cinema hall.
Showcards were used as pin ups on notice boards inside foyers of cinema halls. Printed on photo paper, they were often mounted on cardboard to make them easy to display. This rare surviving showcard was actually issued to a cinema hall that screened the film Neel Kamal, making it highly collectible!
This old Bollywood showcard features stunning hand painted artwork. Originally designed by the greatest and most expensive Bollywood poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare (owner of Studio Diwakar), this beautiful hand painted showcard displays his signature flair and mastery over the paint brush. Bollywood poster painter Diwakar’s printed signature is seen on the bottom left of this old Bollywood showcard.
Actor Manoj Kumar is seen in a large portrait on the right, with visible brush strokes giving an effect of dripping paint on a canvas board. Waheeda Rehman and Raaj Kumar are seen in a romantic pose at the bottom, both hand painted in broad visible brush strokes giving this old Bollywood showcard a very artistic feel.
Neel Kamal is a 1968 Bollywood movie starring Waheeda Rehman, Raaj Kumar and Manoj Kumar in prominent roles.