Amar Jyoti


Extremely rare, old Bollywood movie poster of the black and white Hindi film, Amar Jyoti (1936) for sale.

This is an actual surviving original old Bollywood movie poster of the 1936 film which was produced by Prabhat Film Company and directed by legendary filmmaker, V. Shantaram.

Legendary film actress Durga Khote (one of the first women from respectable families to enter Indian cinema, thus breaking a social taboo) essayed the role of a rebellious female pirate, Saudamini in the film.

Amar Jyoti is regarded as Durga Khote’s finest performance. Her costumes and mannerisms in her role as a pirate helped catapult the film to box office success.

Amar Jyoti is cited as the first Indian film to be screened at the Venice Film Festival, making this old Bollywood movie poster, highly collectible.

Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (mid 1930s), this old Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

In this old hand painted Bollywood movie poster, lead actress Durga Khote is seen in a pirate avatar. A sword in hand, she is seen climbing a rope ladder. This vintage Bollywood poster was originally hand painted on canvas by a leading poster design studio in Pune.

Prabhat Film Company popularly known as Prabhat Films is widely regarded as one of the finest film production companies and film studios in the history of Indian cinema. It was established in 1929 (towards the end of the silent films era) by noted film director V. Shantaram, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The company moved to Pune in 1933, where it established its own studio and produced a total of 45 films in both Marathi and Hindi over a period of 27 years. Prabhat Film Company created a name for itself owing largely to its production excellence and social awareness themes.

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Film Amar Jyoti (English translation: Eternal Flame)
Release 1936
Cast Durga Khote, Chandra Mohan & Shanta Apte
Print Date Mid 1930s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rarest
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Jayant Litho Works, Pune
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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