Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi


Kishore Kumar poster for sale: Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (1974).

This is an actual surviving original Bollywood movie poster of the 1974 Hindi comedy drama that starred the most successful playback singer in Indian cinema of all time, Kishore Kumar in the lead role. The film was directed by Kishore Kumar himself and he even composed its music.

Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi also starred Kishore Kumar’s elder brother Ashok Kumar. K.N. Singh, I.S. Johar, Rajesh Khanna, Asrani and Bindu played supporting roles in the film.

The film revolved around a hilarious plot wherein a multimillionaire decides to leave his entire wealth to the person who has the longest beard. Kishore Kumar and K.N. Singh compete against one another for the coveted prize.

Kishore Kumar is considered as one of the most versatile personalities of Bollywood – a true legend. Besides being an incredibly talented playback singer, he was also an actor, a lyricist, a music composer, a producer, a director and a screenwriter, making this vintage Kishore Kumar poster, highly collectible!

Printed and circulated during the theatrical run of the film (somewhere in the late 1970s), this original Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This vintage Kishore Kumar poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a movie poster art studio in Delhi. The star is seen in a hilarious hand drawn avatar at the center of this Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi poster. His long beard is held by two women who appear by his side. The supporting characters of the film are seen illustrated in the background.

Set against a minimal white background, the title of the film appears in interesting typography in red encased in a yellow border at the bottom. Typography used in this Kishore Kumar poster is entirely in Devanagari Hindi.

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Film Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (Sometimes also spelled as “Badti Ka Naam Daari or Barti Ka Naam Dari.” English translation: That Which Grows is a Beard)
Release 1974
Cast Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, I.S. Johar, Rajesh Khanna, Asrani & Bindu
Print Date Late 1970s
Size 30″x20.25″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer JP Printers N Delhi
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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