Gol Maal


Very rare original old Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster Hindi comedy, Gol Maal (1979) for sale.

This is an actual surviving original first release movie poster of the 1979 Bollywood film that is unanimously considered to be the greatest comedy film ever made in Indian cinema.

Printed and circulated somewhere in the late 1970s during the original first release run of the film, this rare Bollywood poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by Bollywood’s greatest movie poster designer, Diwakar Karkare. It bears Diwakar’s printed signature on the bottom right hand corner. Typical of Diwakar’s art style and fantastic realism, the poster features Amol Palekar in his original avatar (sans mustache) in a portrait on the top. Actress Bindiya Goswami is seen in a superbly hand painted avatar alongside. Interestingly, to signify the double role plot of the film, Amol Palekar’s face appears painted on a mask (with a mustache) at the bottom. A photographic still of Utpal Dutt is seen on the top of this Diwakar masterpiece.

This poster has been graded as ★ AI (As Is) due to a small missing piece as seen clearly in the photograph. Please study the accompanying image carefully before making a purchase.

Gol Maal (Forgery or Deception) is a 1979 blockbuster comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, starring actor Amol Palekar in a double role. The film won high accolades from critics and went on to become a cult film in the history of Indian cinema.

Considered to be the greatest comedy film ever made in Bollywood, Gol Maal’s dialogues and characters have spawned hundreds of spoofs, which are popular till today on television shows and radio stations.

Owing to its mega popularity, the film was later remade in several languages such as Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The 2012 Hindi film Bol Bachchan is also believed to be inspired from Gol Maal.

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Film Gol Maal (Sometimes also spelled as Golmaal or Golmal)
Release 1979
Cast Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Utpal Dutt, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote & Dina Pathak
Print Date Late 1970s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Single sheet or standard movie poster size)
Condition As Is
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn & Photographic
Artist Diwakar Karkare
Art Studio Studio Diwakar
Printer Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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