|Film||Baarish (English translation: Rain)|
|Cast||Dev Anand, Mehmood, Helen, Nutan & Lalita Pawar|
|Print Date||Late 1950s|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★ As Is|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Printer||Prasad Process (P) Ltd, Madras|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Spectacular vintage hand drawn Bollywood movie poster of the old Hindi film Baarish (1957) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster of the 1957 film that featured Nutan and Dev Anand in lead roles.
Printed and circulated somewhere during the first release of the film (Late 1950s), this old Hindi movie poster for sale was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This vintage Bollywood poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by one of the finest Bollywood movie poster artists of all time, Parchure of Pamart design studio. Parchure’s signature style of mastery can be seen in this superbly hand drawn Bollywood poster, making it highly collectible.
Actress Nutan is captured in a brilliant hand drawn rendition in the poster. Bearing a scintillating smile, Nutan appears in a large close up portrait on the top. Smaller figures of the two lead actors are seen alongside – with Dev Anand wearing his trademark muffler. The title of the film uses an interesting typeset comprising fine brush strokes to give it a “rainy” look to reflect the name of the film.
Artist Parchure’s original signature appears on the right hand of the poster, signed as “Pamart” – i.e. the name of his art studio.
The typography used in this poster is completely in English with the title translated into both Devanagari Hindi as well as Urdu.
This old Dev Anand movie poster has been graded as ★ As Is due to visible cracks that have been corrected using taping on the reverse and painting into the cracks. The damage is clearly visible in the photograph – on the center of Nutan’s face.
Baarish (Rains) is a 1957 Bollywood movie starring Dev Anand and Nutan in the lead roles. The other cast of the film includes Mehmood, Helen & Lalita Pawar.
Nutan appeared in more than 70 Hindi films in a career spanning four decades and is regarded as one of the finest female actors in the history of Hindi cinema.