|Film||Amar Akbar Anthony|
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Jeevan, Ranjeet & Helen|
|Print Date||Late 1970s / Early 1980s|
|Size||27.5″x18″ inches (Half sheet)|
|Condition||★ As Is|
|Art Studio||Studio Diwakar|
|Printer||Perfect Printers Bombay|
Amar Akbar Anthony
Vintage Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood movie poster of the 1977 film that featured the greatest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role along with Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.
Amar Akbar Anthony was the biggest blockbuster of 1977 and and won several awards at the 25th Filmfare Awards including Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Editing, making this poster highly collectible.
Printed and circulated a few years after the original first release run of the film (somewhere in the late 1970s / early 1980s), this old Amitabh movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used. This Amar Akbar Anthony film poster was intended to be used as a showcard inside cinema halls but never ended up being mounted on boards.
This old Bollywood poster was originally designed on a collage board by the greatest and most expensive Bollywood poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare, owner of Studio Diwakar. His printed signature is seen on the bottom right of the poster. This Amar Akbar Anthony film poster features still photos of several key scenes from the film. Rishi Kapoor is seen in a small photographic still from the hit song, “Shirdi Wale Sai Baba” on the right hand corner of the poster. Amitabh is seen smoking a cigarette and a photographic still of Vinod Khanna in a police uniform is pasted alongside.
This old Bollywood poster has been graded as ★ As Is due to several missing pieces along its borders. Please purchase only if you are okay with owning a damaged poster.
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood blockbuster directed by Manmohan Desai. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan (as Anthony Gonsalves), Vinod Khanna (as Amar) and Rishi Kapoor (as Akbar). Amar Akbar Anthony was a golden jubilee at the box office and has been catapulted to cult status over the years, establishing itself as a landmark in the “Bollywood masala” genre. The film was ahead of its time, in that it was one of the first films to exploit merchandising to both generate revenues as well as publicity.
Songs from Amar Akbar Anthony composed by the music composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal became a rage throughout the nation. Tracks like “Parda Hai Parda” sung by Mohammed Rafi, “My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves” sung by Kishore Kumar and “Anhoni Ko Honi Karde” are fondly remembered and played till date.
Amar Akbar Anthony is remembered for one of superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s finest performances. The cult “band-aid mirror” scene is fondly remembered and reenacted by Amitabh till date in numerous interviews and reality show appearances.