Anand Ashram


Hand painted old Bollywood poster of the Hindi film Anand Ashram (1977) for sale.

This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1977 Bollywood movie that was made in dual languages – Hindi as well as Bengali. Starring actress Sharmila Tagore, this poster was printed and circulated somewhere during the first release of the Hindi version of the film. This hand painted old Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

The poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by one of the greatest Bollywood movie poster designers in history, D.R. Bhosle, making it very collectable. D.R. Bhosle has chosen a very simplistic approach in hand painting this poster, as seen by the large and highly realistic portraits of Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore and Ashok Kumar. Poster artist D.R. Bhosle’s original signature is found on the top left hand corner of the poster. The typography used in this poster is both in English as well as Devanagari Hindi.

Anand Ashram is a 1977 Bollywood film which was released in both Hindi as well as and Bengali. Written and directed by Shakti Samanta, the film is based on a story by Bengali film director and novelist, Sailajananda Mukhopadhyay. It starred Ashok Kumar, Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore in lead roles. Samanta had previously made another dual language version called Amanush (1975) with the same lead actors.

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Film Anand Ashram (English translation: Happy Abode)
Release 1977
Cast Ashok Kumar, Uttam Kumar & Sharmila Tagore
Print Date 1970s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist DR Bhosle
Printer Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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