|Film||Deewaar (English translation: Wall)|
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Iftekhar, Madan Puri, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh & Nirupa Roy|
|Print Date||Early 1980s|
|Size||120″x60″ inches (Six sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Artwork||Photographic & Hand painted mix|
|Printer||New Apsara Arts|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Very rare vintage six sheet poster of one of the greatest Bollywood movies ever made, Deewaar (1975) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood movie poster of the 1975 action Hindi film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Deewaar (sometimes also spelled as Deewar) is considered one of the most iconic movies ever made in Indian cinema and finds mention among the cult films of Bollywood, making this very rare six sheet poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of Deewaar (somewhere in the early 1980s), this Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster was intended for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This fabulous six sheet poster measures a stunning 120″x60″ inches (approx) in size when its six individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises six separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single six sheet poster. As shown in the photograph, there may be a slight gap visible between the six sheets – as the images have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the six sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
The Deewaar old movie poster was originally designed by over painting a collage of still photographs by noted Bollywood poster artist C. Bakshi. His printed signature is seen on the bottom left corner of this Amitabh Bachchan movie poster.
In this Deewaar Amitabh poster, poster artist C. Bakshi has used an iconic still photograph of Amitabh Bachchan prominently on the left. Smaller still photos of Shashi Kapoor, Madan Puri, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh & Nirupa Roy are also seen in this six sheet Deewaar poster.
Deewaar (The Wall), is a cult 1975 Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra and written by Salim-Javed. Starring the greatest superstar of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar tells the story of two impoverished brothers (played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor) who struggle to survive on the indifferent streets of Mumbai after the passing away of their father.
One of them, Shashi Kapoor chooses the path of good, becoming a police officer. Amitabh on the other hand turns into a mafia don and amasses quick wealth and success. This creates an obvious divide or enmity between them, inspiring the title of the film. Deewaar is believed to be based loosely on the real life of one of Mumbai's iconic gangsters, Haji Mastan. For preparation of his character as a gangster in the film, it is further believed that Amitabh Bachchan met Haji Mastan in person to study his mannerisms.
Deewaar is widely credited for establishing Amitabh Bachchan as the “angry young man” of Bollywood. Actress Parveen Babi was seen as the new age woman in Indian cinema, whose character appears as a liberated woman smoking and drinking, living-in with her lover – defying all traditional norms of the time. The brilliant storyline and dialogues of the film established Salim-Javed as the most sought after writers in Indian cinema. It is believed they were paid as high as actors in subsequent films they worked on, thanks to the success of Deewaar.
Deewaar bagged numerous awards, and is credited as a must see film in Indian cinema. The music of the film was composed by RD Burman. The track “Keh Doon Tumhe” was a chartbuster.
One of the dialogues from the film, “Mere Paas Maa Hai” is regarded as one of the greatest dialogues ever in Indian cinema and has inspired countless spoofs over the years.
Danny Boyle, who described Deewaar as being “absolutely key to Indian cinema”, cited the film as an influence on his Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire (2008).