|Dus Numbri (English translation: Of the Ten Number)
|Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini, Pran, Bindu, Prem Nath & Kamini Kaushal
|40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
|★★★★ Near Mint
|Hand painted / Hand drawn
|Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
|Rolled into unbreakable tube
Vintage movie posters India rare find! Original Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film, Dus Numbri (1976) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood movie poster of the 1976 film that starred Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini, Pran, Premnath, Bindu, Kamini Kaushal and Om Shivpuri.
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in 1976), this vintage movie poster from India was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Produced and directed by Madan Mohla, Dus Numbri featured one of the finest performances of actor Manoj Kumar, who is known popularly by the moniker “Bharat Kumar.” Dus Numbri was the biggest hit of the year 1976 and is counted among the top films of the 1970s, making this old Bollywood poster highly collectible!
This old original Bollywood movie poster features stunning hand painted artwork created by one of the highest paid and most sought after Bollywood poster designers of his time, Diwakar Karkare of Studio Diwakar fame. A stunning hand painted portrait of actor Manoj Kumar (who plays a local vigilante in the film) is seen at the bottom of the poster. He is seen bound with ropes, wearing dark coloured glasses and a shirt with the number 10 written on it. Actress Hema Malini is seen holding a whip in her hand alongside.
Two large hand painted portraits appear on the top: Pran on the left drawn in blue and Prem Nath in green. The entire typography used in this original Bollywood movie poster is in Devanagari Hindi, except for the number 10. The title of the film is seen hand painted in red and pink. A signature of poster artist Diwakar Karkare is printed on the bottom left of this vintage movie poster.
Dus Numbri’s soundtrack album was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Songs from the film such as “Yeh Duniya Ek Numbri” sung by Mukesh are fondly remembered till date.
The film was later remade in Telugu as “KD No. 1” (1978) starring N.T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.