Gunga Jumna


Old Bollywood poster for sale of the blockbuster Hindi film, Gunga Jumna (1961).

This is an actual surviving original old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1961 film that featured the “Tragedy King” and “Ultimate Method Actor” of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar in the lead role.

Gunga Jumna was one of the biggest hits of the 1960s and bagged several awards. The film’s unique theme catapulted it to cult status. Many sources have ranked Gunga Jumna as a must see film and included it in the top 100 Indian cinema hall of fame, making this old Bollywood poster highly collectible.

Printed and circulated a decade after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1970s), this old Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This old Bollywood poster for sale features a stunning hand painted portrait of the lead couple Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala locked in a passionate gaze. Their hand painted faces appear accentuated with brilliant highlights and visible brush strokes as is typical of old Bollywood posters. Galloping horses depicting an action scene from the film are seen on the top left of this old Bollywood poster for sale.

Gunga Jumna is a 1961 Bollywood movie starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in lead roles. The film tells the story of sibling rivalry between two brothers, Gunga and Jumna, who are divided by being on opposite sides of the law.

The film’s unique theme catapulted it to cult status and it carried its legacy forward in Bollywood by inspiring several subsequent blockbusters such as the all time classic, Deewaar.

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Film Gunga Jumna (Sometimes also spelled as Ganga Jamuna or Ganga Jamna)
Release 1961
Cast Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Nasir Khan, Azra and Leela Chitnis
Print Date 1970s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Art Studio Selbest
Printer Perfect Printers at Premier Offset Works Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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