Pop art styled Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster Hindi film Mr. Natwarlal (1979) for sale.
This is an actual surviving Bollywood pop art poster of the 1979 film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Printed and circulated somewhere during the release of the film, this quirky vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This Bollywood pop art poster was originally designed by cutting out images of actors from separate still photographs (shot on set location) and pasting them on a board. The background and typography are hand drawn / hand painted, which makes this Bollywood pop art poster an interesting mix of two very different design techniques.
The poster features a hand painted portrait of Amitabh Bachchan in the center in an action pose, along with a smiling Rekha on the side. The typography used in this poster is primarily English, with a translation of the title added in Devanagari Hindi at the bottom.
Mr. Natwarlal is a 1979 Hindi blockbuster inspired in parts from the real life story of the notorious conman of India, Natwarlal. The film stars the biggest superstar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, along with Rekha, Ajit and Amjad Khan. The film was shot mainly in Kashmir.
This was the first Hindi film in which Amitabh Bachchan sang an entire song, proving to be a massive hit amongst his huge fan base. Subsequently, this concept was mimicked by filmmakers in later films giving Amitabh Bachchan an opportunity to lend his voice to some of the most memorable songs in Bollywood.