|Film||Chandni (Sometimes also spelled as (English translation: “Moonlight”)|
|Cast||Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, Sushma Seth, Mita Vasisht, Anant Mahadevan, Achala Sachdev, Anupam Kher & Juhi Chawla|
|Print Date||Late 1980s|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★ As Is|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Printer||JP Mehta & Sons Bombay|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Chandni poster for sale! Buy original old Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Chandni (1989).
This is an actual surviving rare Hindi film poster of the 1989 romance that starred Sridevi in the lead role as “Chandni.” Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna played the roles of her love interest in this triangle, while Waheeda Rehman, Sushma Seth, Mita Vasisht, Anant Mahadevan, Achala Sachdev, Anupam Kher and Juhi Chawla played supporting roles in the film.
Printed and circulated during the initial release run of the film in theaters (somewhere in the late 1980s), this rare Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Chandni was the first film that actress Sridevi signed with Yash Chopra. The two worked again together in Lamhe (1991). The film was a massive critical and commercial success, becoming the highest grossing film of 1989. Chandni established Sridevi as the top Bollywood actress of her time and is widely regarded as Yash Chopra’s finest work.
The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Popular Film. The massive success of the film and its soundtrack album brought back the era of romantic musicals, ending the era of violent action films in Indian cinema, making this Chandni poster, highly collectible!
This Chandni poster was originally designed using mixed techniques by noted Bombay-based film poster artist, Yashwant. His signature is seen printed on the bottom right of this poster. The artist has used both hand painted art on canvas as well as photographic still collage to create this old Sridevi movie poster. Stunning hand painted portraits of the three protagonists, Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna are seen arranged in a triangular fashion – suggesting the love triangle theme of the film. A smaller still photo of Sridevi in an iconic Bharatanatyam dancing pose is seen on the bottom left of this Chandni poster.
The poster is set against a very romantic and beautiful Swiss Alps background. The title of the film appears in striking typography in yellow with a black border at the bottom. The entire lettering in this Sridevi poster appears in Devanagari Hindi script.
The soundtrack of Chandni was the best selling album of 1989 as well as the decade with more than 10 million copies sold. Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, known together as Shiv-Hari, lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. Songs like “Mere Haathon Mein” sung by Lata Mangeshkar, “Chandni O Meri Chandni” sung by Jolly Mukherjee and “Mitwa (Tere Mere Honton Pe)” sung by Lata Mangeshkar became a rage throughout the nation and are fondly remembered and played till date.
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