|Dev Anand, Shatrughan Sinha & Jeevan
|40″x30″ inches (Two separate half sheets of 30″x20″ inches each)
|Hand painted / Hand drawn
|Rolled into unbreakable tube
Hand drawn old Hindi film poster of the hit Bollywood movie Gambler (1971) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1971 film that featured the evergreen superstar of Indian cinema, Dev Anand in the lead role.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1970s), this movie poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Kolkata, making it highly collectible. For the sake of convenience, this single sheet poster was printed in two parts – each part measuring half sheet in size (30″x20″ inches). When these two half sheets are combined and pasted together, they form a complete 40″x30″ inches single sheet poster as seen in the adjoining photograph.
In the poster, the Bollywood poster artist depicts Dev Anand in a large solo portrait. Thumbs hooked in his pockets, Dev Anand is seen wearing a checkered shirt in the poster, with cards strewn around in the background. Typography used in this old Dev Anand film poster is in English with the title translated into Devanagari Hindi.
This poster is in two parts – each part measuring half sheet in size (30″x20″ inches). When these two half sheets are combined and pasted together, they form a complete 40″x30″ inches single sheet poster as seen in the adjoining photograph. The poster is split neatly in the middle and joins seamlessly without any overlap.
Gambler is a 1971 hit Hindi film starring Dev Anand, Shatrughan Sinha and Jeevan. Dev Anand is considered one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, with a career spanning over 65 years during which he appeared in over 100 films as lead actor.
The film is fondly remembered for its music by ace music composer SD Burman. In particular, the track “Chudi Nahi Yeh Mera Dil Hai” sung by Kishore Kumar continues to be played till today.