Beautiful hand painted old Bollywood poster of the hit Hindi film Kati Patang (1970) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1970 film that featured Rajesh Khanna, known as the original (first) superstar of Indian cinema, in the lead role opposite Asha Parekh. Printed and circulated somewhere during the release of the film, this hand painted old Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas in single sheet size (40″x30″ inches), making it very collectable.
The poster features a brilliant hand painted portrait of actress Asha Parekh dressed as a widow. Rajesh Khanna is seen holding her hand with a landscape painted in the background. The typography used in this poster is primarily English along with a translation of the title in Devanagari Hindi.
Kati Patang (Cut Kite) is a 1970 hit Hindi film produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The title of the film implies a kite whose string has been cut, causing it to drift without direction. The film is an adaptation of the novel, “I Married a Dead Man,” by Cornell Woolrich and a remake of a Hollywood film on the same subject called “No Man of Her Own (1950).”
The film was the second in a string of hits in which Shakti Samanta and Rajesh Khanna successfully collaborated.
The music of the film composed by Rahul Dev Burman became its highlight. One of the greatest singers in Bollywood, Kishore Kumar, sang four solos songs for Rajesh Khanna. Asha Bhosle sang the first ever Hindi rap number, “Mera Naam Hai Shabnam” in this film.
Songs from the film such as “Yeh Shaam Mastani,” “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai” and “Pyar Deewana Hota Hai” have become evergreen classics and played till today.