Original vintage hand painted Bollywood movie poster of the Raj Kapoor hit, Barsaat (1949) for sale.

This is an original Bollywood poster of the 1949 film directed by the “Showman of Indian cinema” Raj Kapoor, which featured him in the lead role opposite Nargis. The film also marked the debut of actress Nimmi.

Barsaat was one of the first major hits directed by Raj Kapoor. Following the success of Barsaat, Raj Kapoor purchased the iconic RK Studios in 1950, making this poster highly collectible!

Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (1950s), this rare Raj Kapoor film poster was originally designed for publicity of the movie but never ended up being used.

This beautifully hand painted Bollywood poster was designed by master artist Dr S. M. Pandit – the most highly acclaimed and sought after portrait artist in India of his time. The poster depicts the signature realism of SM Pandit’s paintings. Raj Kapoor and Nargis are seen in a beautiful romantic pose set against a red background.

Such was the appeal of SM Pandit’s fine artwork in this Barsaat 1949 movie poster that it went on to inspire the iconic R K Studios logo.

Much more than just a poster, this rare Barsaat movie poster is an icon of Indian cinema!

Barsaat is a 1949 Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. It is one among several films to feature the super hit duo of Raj Kapoor and Nargis. The film is fondly remembered till today for its super hit music, which was composed by debutante music directors Shankar Jaikishan. Barsaat established their careers as India’s finest music directors in the years to come.

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Film Barsaat (Sometimes also spelled as Barsat. English translation: Rain)
Release 1949
Cast Raj Kapoor, Nargis & Nimmi
Print Date 1950s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or one sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist SM Pandit
Printer Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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