|Geeta Mera Naam (English translation: My Name is Geeta)
|Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Sadhana, Helen, Rajendra Nath, Ramesh Deo, Achala Sachdev, Agha, Keshto Mukerjee & Junior Mehmood
|40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
|★★★★★ Auction Quality
|Hand painted / Hand drawn
|Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
|Rolled into unbreakable tube
Geeta Mera Naam
Highly collectible, hand painted vintage Bollywood poster of the hit Hindi film Geeta Mera Naam (1974) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1974 film that featured actress Sadhana Shivdasani in a double role opposite Feroz Khan and Sunil Dutt.
Produced by R. K. Nayyar, Geeta Mera Naam was directed by his wife, Sadhana Shivdasani. The film also starred Helen, Rajendra Nath, Ramesh Deo, Achala Sachdev, Agha, Keshto Mukerjee and Junior Mehmood in supporting roles.
Printed and circulated during the release of the film, this hand painted vintage Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Geeta Mera Naam is responsible for reviving the career of Sunil Dutt, whose acting career was at a standstill before this film was released. His role as a villain in the film won him mass appeal.
The anti-hero Sunil Dutt is seen in blue at the center of the poster, whereas the lead protagonist Feroz Khan appears on the top in a large close up portrait. Bollywood movie poster designers at the time often used certain shades of colors to depict the emotion or character behind the roles essayed by the actors. Blue was the color of choice to depict villains or negative energy as was green. Scandalous for the time, the actress of the film is seen holding on to a glass of whiskey in a somewhat promiscuous pose.
Very few hand drawn vintage Bollywood movie posters featured women drinking alcohol (a taboo at the time), making this rare gem a highly collectible piece.
Geetaa Mera Naam (1974) tells the story of four children who are separated at a fair and unknowingly reunite years later – a popular theme that was explored in several other films in Indian cinema. The soundtrack album of the film was composed by hit duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal while songs were sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle.
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