|Film||Laila Majnu (Sometimes also spelled as Layla Majnun. English Translation: “The Madman and Layla”)|
|Cast||Rishi Kapoor, Ranjeeta, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani & Asrani|
|Print Date||Late 1970s|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Laila Majnu poster for sale! Featured here is an original Bollywood poster of the cult romantic Hindi film Laila Majnu (1976).
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1976 cult classic, Laila Majnu. Directed by Harnam Singh Rawail (H.S. Rawail), the film starred Rishi Kapoor and debutante Ranjeeta in lead roles.
Laila Majnu was based on the ancient Arabic folklore of Layla and Majnun – one of the most popular romantic stories of all time that is counted as an Indian version of Romeo and Juliet.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release run of the film (late 1970s), this original Laila Majnu poster was designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This Laila Majnu poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by an art studio in Delhi, giving it a very quirky appearance.
A stunning hand painted rendition of the two lovers locked in an embrace is seen prominently in this Laila Majnu poster. The title of the film appears in calligraphy style English font on the top in red. An announcement on the poster reads, “Mankind’s Greatest Love Story.” The credits at the bottom of this original Bollywood poster appear in striking yellow font against a red background.
Laila Majnu tells the tragic love story of princess “Laila” and a common man by the name of “Majnu.” The success of the film cemented Rishi Kapoor’s status as a bankable star.
The soundtrack of the film composed by Madan Mohan was a stellar success at the time of it’s release. Songs like “Tere Dar Par Aaya Hoon”, ” Barbad-E-Mohabbat ki Dua” and “Husn Hazir Hai” are fondly remembered till today.
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