Very rare hand painted movie poster of one of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) for sale.
This is an actual surviving large two sheet Bollywood poster of the epic 1994 Hindi film which featured superstars Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun was the first Hindi film in the history of Bollywoood to gross over Rs. 100 crore!
Hum Aapke Hain Koun was released in 1994, at a time when the entire Bollywood movie poster design industry had shifted from hand painted art to computer aided graphic design. As such, movie posters designed for publicity of the film were all photographic.
This very rare hand painted Bollywood poster of Hum Aapke Hain Koun was originally designed on a hand drawn canvas by a small time art studio in Kolkata.
It is the only hand painted Bollywood movie poster of the film Hum Aapke Hain Koun known to exist, making it highly collectible.
This two sheet Salman Khan movie poster measures a stunning 60″x40″ inches in size when its two individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises two separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the late 1990s), this old hand drawn Hindi cinema two sheet poster was designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
In this vintage Bollywood movie poster, the lead romantic couple, Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit are seen locked in a gaze in a quirky hand painted rendition on the left hand side of the poster. An iconic dancing pose of the two in silhouette form appears alongside, inspired from a memorable song from the film. This quirky Salman Khan movie poster is set against a blue background. The title of the film appears in both English as well as Devanagari Hindi.
Two sheet posters comprise two separate individual single sheet posters measuring 40″x30″ inches each. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single two sheet poster. In the attached image, there may be a slight gap visible between the two – as the images of the top and bottom half have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the two sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (Who am I to You), abbreviated as HAHK, is a 1994 blockbuster Hindi film starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan in the lead roles. The romantic comedy is one of the finest family dramas ever made in Bollywood, setting a trend for several such films to follow.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun created a significant impact on Indian cinema and gave birth to films showcasing Indian values and tradition amidst romance. Family dramas gained prominence over action and a new wave of filmmaking was born.
The film earned over $20 million (running for over 100 weeks in a single theater) and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time – a record held for 7 years until Gadar: Ek Prem Katha surpassed it in 2001. After adjusting for inflation, Hum Aapke Hain Koun is still one of the biggest Bollywood hits ever.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun won several Filmfare awards and its music became a rage throughout the nation. Songs like “Didi Tera Devar Deewana” from the film are played till today.