Jahan Ara


Bollywood artwork poster for sale: Jahan Ara (1964).

Featured here is a very rare old Bollywood poster of the historical Hindi film, Jahan Ara (1964).

This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1964 Hindi film that was based on the life of Jahanara Begum Sahib. Actress Mala Sinha essayed the title role of Jahanara Begum Sahib in the film, with Bharat Bhushan, Shashikala and Prithviraj Kapoor playing supporting characters.

Actress Mala Sinha received a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination for her critically acclaimed performance in Jahan Ara.

Printed and circulated a few years after the first release run of the film (late 1960s), this very rare old Bollywood poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This old Bollywood poster for sale was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a small time art studio in Kolkata, making it highly collectible.

A stunning hand drawn portrait of actress Mala Sinha in all her finery is seen prominently in this old Bollywood poster. The poster uses an eccentric mix of bright colors such as yellow, red and blue, giving this old Bollywood poster a stunning appearance.

Jahan Ara was a historical drama that featured a stellar soundtrack. Songs composed by Madan Mohan became instantly popular upon the film’s release. Tracks like “Phir Wohi Sham, Wohi Gham, Wohi Tanhai Hai” and “Main Teri Nazar Ka Suroor Hoon” sung by Talat Mahmood became a rage throughout the nation. Other notable tracks from the film included, “Kisi Ki Yaad Mein Duniya Ko Hain Bhulaye Huye” and “Baad Muddat Ke Yeh Ghadi” sung by Mohammed Rafi and  “Jab Jab Tumhe Bhulaya, Tum Aur Yaad Aaye” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

This old Bollywood poster for sale capitalizes on the popularity of the film’s stellar soundtrack by devoting a majority of its design area to text. Lyrics from popular songs in the film appear written in Devanagari Hindi juxtaposed with musical notes in this old Bollywood poster for sale.

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Film Jahan Ara
Release 1964
Cast Mala Sinha, Bharat Bhushan, Shashikala & Prithviraj Kapoor
Print Date Late 1960s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Single sheet or standard movie poster size)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Gujrat Press Calcutta
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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