Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje


Old Bollywood movie poster of the super hit V. Shantaram Hindi film, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955) for sale.

This is an actual surviving original vintage Bollywood poster of the 1955 hit Hindi film that starred Gopi Krishna and Sandhya in lead roles.

Directed by one of the most influential filmmakers in Indian cinema, V. Shantaram, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje was one of the early Technicolor films made in India.

Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje was declared a super hit and won the Filmfare Best Movie Award, making this very rare hand painted Bollywood poster, highly collectible!

It is widely believed that the Indian classical musical instrument, Santoor was used for the first time in Indian cinema in the film Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje, further increasing its collectible quotient!

Printed and circulated during the original first release of the film (early 1950s), this old hand painted Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This beautifully designed Bollywood movie poster was originally hand painted on canvas by one of the most sought after Bollywood poster painters of his time, DR Bhosle. This poster is a slight deviation from DR Bhosle’s minimalist approach to Bollywood movie poster design. Lead actress Sandhya is seen dancing in a beautiful hand painted avatar prominently on the poster, amidst a very vibrant and colorful background. A smaller side profile portrait of Gopi Krishna appears in red at the bottom.

The printed signature of master Bollywood poster painter DR Bhosle is seen on the bottom right hand corner of this old Bollywood poster. Capitalizing on the fact that the film was released in an era when Technicolor technology was in a very nascent stage in Indian cinema, the poster bears the words, “Color by Technicolor” in a multicolor font at the bottom.

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Film Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (English translation: Sounds of the Anklet)
Release 1955
Cast Gopi Krishna & Sandhya
Print Date Early 1950s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist DR Bhosle
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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