Very rare original vintage Bollywood poster of the hit Raj Kapoor film, Chhalia (1960) for sale.

This is an actual surviving old publicity poster of the 1960 classic Hindi film that featured the “show man” of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor in the lead role.

Chhalia is the hit Raj Kapoor film that featured the timeless classic, “Dum Dum Diga Diga” sung by Mukesh. Further, Chhalia marked the directorial debut of Bollywood’s highly acclaimed filmmaker, Manmohan Desai, making this poster highly collectible.

Printed and circulated in the early 1960s during the first release of the film, this very rare Raj Kapoor movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This beautifully hand painted Bollywood poster features a stunning portrait of Raj Kapoor lying down at the bottom. The object of his affection, actress Nutan is seen in a close up portrait on the left of the poster.

Designed and hand painted by one of the greatest and most influential Bollywood movie poster artists in the history of Indian cinema, DR Bhosle, this poster is an extremely rare surviving piece. The signature of D.R. Bhosle is clearly seen at the bottom of Raj Kapoor’s portrait.

This vintage original Bollywood poster has its title and credits written completely in English with a translation of the title in Devanagari Hindi at the top.

This rare original first print Bollywood poster has been painstakingly restored back to display condition using some amount of taping at the back to repair a few cracks and tears/rips. As evident from the photograph, tiny pieces have gone missing along a couple of cracks along the lower fold of the poster. Due to the same, this poster has been graded as ★ As Is.

Chhalia is a 1960 Bollywood film starring the “Show Man” of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor opposite Nutan. The story of the film is believed to be adapted from “White Nights” written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Chhalia was shot in black and white. The film’s music went on to become a rage throughout the nation. Songs from the film, particularly “Dum Dum Diga Diga” sung by Mukesh are played till today.

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Film Chhalia (English translation: Trickster)
Release 1960
Cast Raj Kapoor, Nutan & Pran
Print Date 1960s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition As Is
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist D.R. Bhosle
Printer Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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