|Film||Kranti (English translation: Revolution or Revolt)|
|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||40″ x 29.5″ inches (One sheet or standard movie poster size)|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn & Photographic collage|
|Art Studio||Studio Diwakar|
|Printer||Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Illustrated movie poster art for sale: Kranti (1981).
This is an actual surviving rare 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, Parveen Babi, Pradeep Kumar, Sarika, Nirupa Roy, Madan Puri, Tom Alter, Prem Chopra, Agha, Dheeraj Kumar and Paintal.
The film marked the return of the ultimate method actor of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar, after a five year hiatus, making this illustrated movie poster, highly collectible!
Printed and circulated during the debut release of the film in theaters (early 1980s), this vintage Kranti poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Originally designed by the greatest and highest paid Bollywood poster artist of his time, Diwakar Karkare of Studio Diwakar fame, this illustrated movie poster captures art at its finest. The artist’s printed signature is seen on the top right hand corner of this Dilip Kumar poster.
True to master Bollywood poster painter Diwakar’s command over the paint brush, this Kranti movie poster features a stunning hand painted illustration of actor Dilip Kumar. Broad brush strokes give a rugged character to his face. He is seen wearing a turban and holding a dagger in his hand. A canon is seen alongside and the mast of a ship in the background, giving away the action plot of the film.
The title of the film appears in a fiery molten metal font at the bottom, painted using a mix of orange and yellow hues. Typography used in this illustrated movie poster is entirely in English.
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.