Johny Mera Naam
Hand drawn vintage Bollywood poster of the hit Hindi film Johny Mera Naam (1970) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1970 film that featured the evergreen superstar of Indian cinema, Dev Anand in the lead role opposite dream girl Hema Malini.
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this movie poster was printed for publicity of the re-release of the film in the 1980s but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by the greatest and highest paid Bollywood movie poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare. The poster bears the printed signature of Diwakar on the bottom left corner.
In his artwork, Bollywood poster painter Diwakar depicts Dev Anand wearing his trademark muffler around his neck. Hema Malini is shown wearing a saree in a much smaller figure on the side. Typography used in this vintage Bollywood poster is completely in English.
Johny Mera Naam (My Name is Johny) is a 1970 Hindi film starring Dev Anand and Pran in the lead roles as brothers separated during childhood. The film is considered a Dev Anand classic and was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1970s.
The film is remembered till date for its blockbuster song, “Pal Bhar Ke Liye” sung by Kishore Kumar and picturized on Dev Anand and Hema Malini. The song is believed to be used at the end of The Simpsons episode Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore in 2006.
Dev Anand is considered one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, with a career spanning over 65 years during which he appeared in over 100 films as lead actor.