Large hand painted vintage Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film Mard (1985) for sale.
This is an actual surviving two sheet old movie poster of the 1985 classic, which featured the greatest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the title role.
This two sheet poster measures a stunning 60″x40″ inches in size when its two individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises two separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches.
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1990s), this vintage two sheet Bollywood poster was designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Mard was one of the rare films in Indian cinema that featured animals in prominent roles and duly credited them in the star cast.
This large poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Kolkata, further increasing its collectible as well as quirk quotient.
In this old hand drawn Bollywood poster, superstar Amitabh Bachchan is seen in two different quirky avatars – one riding a horse and the other romancing his love interest in the film, Amrita Singh. His two animal friends from the movie, Wonder Dog Moti as well as the intelligent horse are seen in quirky hand drawn avatars on the top and bottom of the poster respectively. The hand drawn poster is set against a bright red background and the title of the film appears on the bottom in bright yellow.
Two sheet posters comprise two separate individual single sheet posters measuring 40″x30″ inches each. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single two sheet poster. In the attached image, there may be a slight gap visible between the two – as the images of the top and bottom half have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the two sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
Mard (Macho Man) is a 1985 Hindi film starring the greatest superstar of Bollywoood, Amitabh Bachchan. Directed by Manmohan Desai, Mard was declared a hit and became the highest grossing film of 1985. It was subsequently remade in Tamil by Rajnikant as well as in Telugu.
The film is widely remembered for its dialogue, “Mard ko dard nahi hota” (A real man feels no pain). Songs from the film were moderately popular, with “Mard Tangewala” gaining widespread appeal.