Classic hand drawn movie posters for sale: Kranti (1981).

This is an actual surviving original vintage Bollywood poster of the 1981 Hindi film which was produced and directed by Manoj Kumar and written by Salim-Javed.

Kranti featured a stellar star cast comprising Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha and Parveen Babi, among others.

The film marked the return of the ultimate method actor of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar, after a five year hiatus, making this classic hand drawn movie poster highly collectible!

Printed and circulated during the first release run of the film (early 1980s), this classic hand drawn movie poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

Originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by one of the finest Bollywood poster painters of his time, V.G. Parchure of Pamart studio fame, this Kranti movie poster features a stunning design. The artist’s printed signature in the name of his art studio appears on the bottom right hand corner of this classic hand drawn movie poster.

True to master Bollywood poster painter V.G. Parchure’s command over the paintbrush, this Kranti poster features dramatic hand drawn artwork. A large hand painted close up of legendary actor Dilip Kumar  is seen prominently on the right. The depth captured in his eyes in incredible.

The actor is captured again in a full length hand painted portrait in chains holding a rifle on the left of this classic hand drawn movie poster. The glow of the setting sun is seen on the waters of the sea behind him, as are ships in the distance. Smaller hand painted close ups of Hema Malini and Manoj Kumar are seen at the bottom of this Kranti poster.

Typography used in this classic hand drawn movie poster is entirely in English. The title of the film appears in a fiery font, painted using a mix of orange, yellow and white.

The soundtrack album of Kranti was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. A song from Kranti, “Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Nitin Mukesh became hugely popular at the time of the film’s release and is fondly remembered till date.

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Film Kranti (English translation: Revolution or Revolt)
Release 1981
Cast Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen Babi, Pradeep Kumar, Sarika, Nirupa Roy, Madan Puri, Tom Alter, Prem Chopra, Agha, Dheeraj Kumar & Paintal
Print Date Early 1980s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet size)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist V.G. Parchure
Art Studio Pamart
Printer Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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