|Film||Sharara (Sometimes also spelled as “Sharaara” or “Shararaa.” English translation: “Spark or “Long Embroidered Ethnic Skirt”)|
|Cast||Raaj Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini, Mithun Chakraborty, Tina Munim, Ranjeet, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan & Vijayendra Ghatge|
|Size||27″x19″ inches (Approximately half sheet size)|
|Condition||★ As Is|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn & Photographic collage|
|Art Studio||Studio Diwakar|
Sharara poster showcard for sale.
This is an actual surviving original vintage Bollywood showcard of the 1984 Hindi film co-produced by the “Dreamgirl” of Bollywood Hema Malini who also starred in a double role in the film.
Directed by S.V. Rajendra Singh and co-produced by RJ Chakravarti, Sharara (1984) also starred Raaj Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakraborty, Tina Munim, Vijayendra Ghatge, Ranjeet, Shakti Kapoor and Kader Khan.
An action packed drama featuring a stellar start cast, Sharara is believed to be inspired by the 1980 political thriller novel, “The Second Lady” written by Irving Wallace.
Printed and circulated during the debut release of the film in theaters (somewhere in 1984), this old Bollywood poster showcard was originally designed for publicity of the film inside the foyer of a cinema.
Showcards were used as pin ups on notice boards inside foyers of cinema halls. Printed on photo paper, they are mounted on cardboard to make them easy to display.
This rare surviving Bollywood cinema poster showcard was actually issued to a cinema hall that screened the film Sharara in 1984, making it highly collectible!
This Sharara poster showcard was originally designed using both hand painted as well as photographic collage techniques by the greatest and highest paid Bollywood poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare of Studio Diwakar fame. His printed signature is seen on the bottom right hand corner of this old Bollywood poster showcard.
This illustrated Bollywood poster showcard captures art at its finest. True to master Bollywood poster painter Diwakar’s command over the paint brush, this Sharara poster showcard features a stunning hand painted illustration of actor Raaj Kumar holding a carbine gun on the left. A large hand painted close up of actress Hema Malini with stunning likeness is seen on the right.
Shatrughan Sinha and Hema Malini are seen running in a dramatic photographic still from the film at the center, while Kader Khan speaking on the phone appears at the bottom. A beautiful over painted still of an army appears with an explosive background at the bottom. A Cessna aircraft flying through the center adds to the drama in this action packed Sharara poster showcard.
The title appears on the top in a catchy yellow font. Typography used in this Bollywood poster collage showcard is entirely in English.
The soundtrack album of Sharara was composed by the hit duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, while lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. Two songs from the film became very popular at the time of it’s release, namely “Shabnam Ka Yeh Katra Hai” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and “Maine Kiya, Tumne Kiya” sung by Asha Bhosle and Suresh Wadkar.
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