Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi


Vintage Indian poster for sale of the old Hindi film Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (1974).

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

This vintage Indian movie poster has been professionally restored by an expert paper archivist. It has been backed on cotton using a thorough acid-free conservation and restoration process and comes with a preservation guarantee.

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 is considered as one of the most versatile personalities of Bollywood – he was a playback singer, an actor, a lyricist, a music composer, a producer, a director and a screenwriter, making this old Indian poster highly collectible!

Printed and circulated during the original first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1970s), this old Kishore Kumar movie poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This old Kishore Kumar movie poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by one of the best Bollywood poster painters of his time, V.G. Parchure. The printed signature of Bollywood poster artist V.G. Parchure is seen in the name of his art studio, i.e. “Pamart” on the bottom right of this Kishore Kumar movie poster.

This stunning minimalist Bollywood poster captures actor Kishore Kumar in a hilarious avatar. Set against a green background, the title of the film appears in interesting typography in red at the bottom.

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Film Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (Sometimes also spelled as “Badthi Ka Naam Daari or Badti 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 Early 1970s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★ Restored for Display
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist V.G. Parchure
Art Studio Pamart
Printer Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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