|Film||Amaanat (Sometimes also spelled as “Amanat” or “Amanaat.” English translation: Treasured Possession)|
|Cast||Manoj Kumar, Sadhna, Balraj Sahni, Mehmood, Rehman, Shashikala, Aruna Irani, Achala Sachdev, Mukri, Asit Sen, Dheeraj Kumar & Krishan Dhawan|
|Print Date||Late 1970s|
|Size||40.5” x 30” inches (One sheet or single sheet)|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Printer||JP Printers N. Delhi|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Delhi poster for sale: Amaanat (1975).
This is an actual surviving original vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the 1975 Hindi film that starred Manoj Kumar, Sadhna, Balraj Sahni, Mehmood and Rehman in prominent roles.
Written, produced and directed by Shatrujiit Paul, Amaanat also starred Shashikala, Aruna Irani, Achala Sachdev, Mukri, Asit Sen, Dheeraj Kumar and Krishan Dhawan in supporting roles.
Printed and circulated during a subsequent theatrical release run of the film in Delhi (somewhere in the late 1970s), this Amaanat movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Delhi poster features stunning hand painted artwork. Originally hand drawn on canvas by a Bollywood poster design studio in Delhi, the printed signature of poster artist Amar is seen on the right center.
Striking hand drawn side profile portraits of actors Manoj Kumar and Balraj Sahni are seen on the top. Comedian Mehmood who plays a taxidermist in the film is seen in a hilarious avatar holding two crows in his hand. Actress Sadhna is seen at the center wearing a see through white outfit. A fight scene between Rehman and Balraj Sahni is seen illustrated in the background of this Amaanat movie poster.
Typography used in this Delhi poster is entirely in Devanagari Hindi. The title uses bright contrasting shades of red and yellow to draw the viewer’s attention. The credits appear in blue against a black background.
The soundtrack of Amaanat was composed by Ravi, while lyrics were written by Sahir Ludhianvi. Songs from the film such as “Door Rehkar Na Karo Baat Kareeb Aa Jao” and “Matlab Nikal Gaya To Pehchante Nahin” sung by Mohammed Rafi are fondly remembered and played till today.