|Film||Deewaar (English translation: The Wall. Sometimes also spelled as Deewar or Diwar)|
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Iftekhar, Madan Puri, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh & Nirupa Roy|
|Size||26.5″ x 37.75″ inches approximately (One sheet or single sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Deewaar poster for sale. Featured here is a reissue Bollywood poster of one of the greatest films ever made in Indian cinema, Deewaar (1975) for sale.
Deewaar is a 1975 action Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra that starred 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.
Printed in 2020, this reissue Deewaar movie poster features a stunning design. A large close up portrait of superstar Amitabh Bachchan (also known as The One-Man Industry) is seen dominating the poster. His face is over-painted with a knife using a colorful palette comprising a myriad of shades. The Angry Young Man of Bollywood’s persona has been captured with a rugged and macho texture in this Deewar poster.
The title appears in English in a large font at the top of this Deewar poster. An iconic scene from the film featuring actor Shashi Kapoor chasing down a young boy on the railway tracks is depicted at the bottom of this Deewaar poster for sale.
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 and is fondly remembered and played till today.
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).