Raj Kapoor movie posters for sale: Boot Polish 1954
Boot Polish

Boot Polish

$353.18

Raj Kapoor movie posters for sale! Featured here is a very rare original Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film Boot Polish (1954).

This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1954 black and white Bollywood movie produced by the greatest entertainer of all time in Bollywood, Raj Kapoor (also known as The Show Man of Indian cinema).

Boot Polish is a 1954 Hindi film directed by Prakash Arora and produced by Raj Kapoor. The comedy drama starred Ratan Kumar and Baby Naaz in lead roles.

The film’s story revolved around the lives of two children rendered homeless and left to fend for themselves on the streets. Boot Polish won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards, making this Raj Kapoor movie poster, highly collectible!

This vintage Bollywood poster was printed and circulated a few years after the debut of the film in theaters (somewhere in the late 1950s) and was intended for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This old Bollywood poster was originally made in hand painted oil on canvas format by a leading poster art studio in Bombay. A stunning hand painted portrait of Baby Naaz and Ratan Kumar is seen in this Raj Kapoor movie poster. The poster is set against the backdrop of a busy city street, which is depicted with a crowd of human silhouettes at the bottom. Ratan Kumar is seen with his arm stretched out holding a shoe brush in his hand.

This vintage Bollywood poster that is over half a century old bears an uncanny similarity to the present age. It almost appears as if the actor in the poster is shooting a selfie!

The typography used in this poster is entirely in English. The iconic RK film’s logo is seen at the top right hand corner of this very rare Raj Kapoor movie poster.

The soundtrack album of Boot Polish was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and written by Hasrat Jaipuri. Boot Polish was a very real and hard hitting depiction of the daily struggles of destitute children and organized beggary.

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Description

Film Boot Polish (Sometimes also spelled as “Bootpolish”
Release 1954
Cast Naaz, Ratan Kumar, David & Raj Kapoor
Print Date Late 1950s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube

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