Gol Maal


Very rare Indian comedy movie poster of the blockbuster Bollywood film, Gol Maal (1979) for sale.

This is an actual surviving original first release movie poster of the 1979 Hindi comedy 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 Indian comedy poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This Indian comedy poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by Bollywood’s greatest movie poster designer, Diwakar Karkare. His printed signature is seen on the bottom right hand corner of this Gol Maal movie poster.

Typical of Diwakar’s art style and fantastic realism, this Gol Maal movie poster features Amol Palekar in two different avatars flanking either side of actress Bindiya Goswami who is seen in a superbly hand painted portrait at the center. The poster gives away the double role plot of the film, with Amol Palekar’s portrait appearing both with and sans a mustache.

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 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet size)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
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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