Boot Polish


Extremely rare original vintage Raj Kapoor film poster of the hit Bollywood movie Boot Polish (1954) for sale.

This is an actual surviving original East German publicity 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).

This extremely unique promotional mini-poster (roughly A4 size) was designed and printed in East Germany during the Cold War for publicity of Boot Polish in East German theaters.

The unique hand painted artwork seen in this vintage movie poster was designed exclusively for the film’s promotion inside East German theaters and was only used in East Germany, making it truly one-of-a-kind and highly collectible.

This vintage Raj Kapoor film poster was printed and circulated during the original first release of the film in East Germany during the Cold War (mid 1950s). This was the official promotional poster designed and printed for publicity of the film in East German theaters in the mid 1950s but never ended up being used.

Printed in the mid 1950s on vintage East German paper, very few posters of this type were made and only a handful have survived till date.

Featured here for sale is an almost impossible to find original East German Raj Kapoor Bollywood movie poster!

This vintage hand painted Bollywood poster bears an extremely unique design that features a brilliant hand painted portrait of Baby Naaz and Ratan Kumar, set against the backdrop of a busy city street. Despair on their faces is evident, giving away the plot of the film – two children rendered homeless and left to fend for themselves on the streets. The printed signature of the artist is seen on the center right of the poster.

Boot Polish is a 1954 Hindi film directed by Prakash Arora and produced by Raj Kapoor. It won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards.



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Film Boot Polish
Release 1954
Cast Naaz, Ratan Kumar & David
Print Date Mid 1950s
Size 11.5″x8″ inches (A4 size)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Zero
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Veb Graphische Werkstatten Berlin 017
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Large mailing envelope


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