Hindustan Ki Kasam


Old school Bollywood poster for sale of the Hindi film, Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973).

This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the 1973 Hindi war movie that was directed by Chetan Anand starring Raaj Kumar in the lead role.

Hindustan Ki Kasam was a Bollywood war movie based on “Operation Cactus Lilly” of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Hindustan Ki Kasam is one of the few Bollywood war movies ever made that focus on the role of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, making this old school Bollywood poster for sale highly collectible.

The film is fondly remembered for its opening scene that shows an air raid by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on an Indian Air Force (IAF) airbase. After the raid Raaj Kumar, an air force pilot, takes an oath while standing near the body of his fallen wingman, “Jawab Dene Aaunga, Is Jawan Ki Kasam, Hindustan Ki Kasam” (I will come to give you a reply; I swear by this fallen soldier; I swear by Hindustan). It was after this key opening scene that the credits of the film appeared with the title song playing in the background.

This vintage Bollywood poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film a few years after its original release (somewhere in the late 1970s) but never ended up being used.

This old school Bollywood poster for sale was designed by a small time art studio in Delhi. Originally hand painted on canvas, the poster captures the hero of the film, Raaj Kumar brilliantly in three different portraits. Machine guns, tanks, helicopters and anti aircraft missiles are seen in the background of this old school Bollywood poster for sale.

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Film Hindustan Ki Kasam (English translation: Oath of Hindustan)
Release 1973
Cast Raaj Kumar, Amjad Khan, Amrish Puri & Parikshat Sahni
Print Date Late 1970s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer JP Printers New Delhi
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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