Quirky, old hand drawn vintage Bollywood poster of the cult Hindi film Don (1978) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the 1978 action film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in a double role. The film is considered one of the most iconic movies ever made in Bollywood and finds mention among the cult films of Indian cinema. Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film, this vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed in hand painted format using oil paints on canvas by a small time art studio, giving it a very quirky hand drawn appearance. This eccentric, old hand painted Bollywood movie poster captures the original angry young man of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, running from the police. The typography used in this poster is very eccentric – repeated multiple times in different radiant colors all over the background of the movie poster.
This two sheet poster measures an amazing 60″x40″ inches in size when its two individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises two separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches. When pasted together, the two sheets line up perfectly and together form one single two sheet poster. In the image shown alongside, there may be a slight gap visible between the two – as the images of the top and bottom half have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the two sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
If you are looking at buying quirky, hand drawn large sized old Indian cinema posters, this is as good as it gets! Measuring a stunning 60″x40″ inches, this old hand painted Bollywood movie poster is an excellent purchase for those who are looking at buying large hand painted vintage Bollywood posters at an affordable price.
Don is a 1978 blockbuster Indian action film starring the greatest superstar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan (in a double role), Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar & Helen. The film has attained a cult status in India. Some of the film’s dialogues are regarded as the best ever in Indian cinema and have inspired countless spoofs.
Don is the story of a master criminal (Amitabh Bachchan) who has been continuously evading Interpol and is most wanted in 11 countries. The film is considered scriptwriting duo Salim-Javed’s finest masterpiece ever. Don took close to four years to complete and has managed to attain cult status in Indian cinema.
Such was the impact of the film that it continues to spawn remakes till today. Don was remade several times in different southern languages. The film was remade in 2006 with Bollywood’s current superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) in the lead role of Don alongside Priyanka Chopra. The remake proved to be one of the highest grossing films of the year 2006. A sequel of the remake, Don 2 was released in 2011.
One of the best dialogues in Indian cinema of all time is the unforgettable one liner from the film, “Don Ko Pakadna Mushkil Hi Nahin. Namumkin Hai” (Its not difficult to catch Don. Its impossible).
Songs from the film went on to become smash hits, with tracks sung by Kishore Kumar like “Main Hoon Don,” “Yeh Hai Bambai Nagariya” & “Khaike Paan Banaras Wala” still played today.