Aar Paar

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Guru Dutt old movie poster for sale: Aar Paar (1954).

Featured here is a rare original Bollywood poster of the hit Hindi film, Aar Paar (1954) that was produced and directed by one of the most influential filmmakers in Indian cinema, Guru Dutt.

Aar Paar (1954) starred Guru Dutt in the lead role along with Shyama, Jagdish Sethi, Johnny Walker, Shakila, Jagdeep and Tun Tun.

Noted filmmaker Raj Khosla was one of three assistant directors who worked alongside Guru Dutt in the making of Aar Paar (1954).

Printed and circulated during a subsequent theatrical run of the film (somewhere in the 1960s / 1970s), this Guru Dutt old movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

Originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a leading Bollywood poster art studio in Bombay, the printed signature of artist Manohar Suresh is seen on the bottom right of this Aar Paar poster.

A striking portrait of Guru Dutt wearing a hat is seen on the right of this Bollywood poster. Actress Shyama is depicted in a brilliant hand drawn illustration at the center wearing a dungaree dress.

Shakila is seen on the top left smoking a cigarette, while a smaller portrait of comedian Johnny Walker playing a mouth organ appears at the bottom left of this original Aar Paar movie poster.

Very few vintage Bollywood posters feature women smoking, making this Guru Dutt old movie poster, highly collectible!

The soundtrack album of Aar Paar (1954) was composed by legendary music composer O.P. Nayyar, while lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. It is fondly remembered till today for its super hit songs and widely regarded as one of the best albums in Indian cinema.

Songs like “Babuji Dheere Chalna” and “Ja Ja Ja Ja Bewafa,” both sung by Guru Dutt’s wife Geeta Dutt, as well as “Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar” sung by Shamshad Begum have earned an unforgettable status in Indian cinema.

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Film Aar Paar (English Translation: Through & Through)
Release 1954
Cast Guru Dutt, Shyama, Johnny Walker, Shakila, Jagdish Sethi, Jagdeep & Tun Tun
Print Date 1960s / 1970s
Size Approximately 40.25″ x 30.25″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist Manohar Suresh
Printer New Apsara Arts Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube

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