Mr. Natwarlal


Highly collectible, hand painted vintage Bollywood movie poster of the blockbuster Hindi film Mr. Natwarlal (1979) for sale.

This is an actual surviving vintage 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 hand painted vintage movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by the greatest and highest paid Bollywood movie poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare, making it very collectable. The poster bears the original signature of Diwakar on the bottom left corner.

An interesting first, Diwakar has chosen to opt for very prominent and almost 3D styled typography for the film’s title, which is seen dominating the center of the poster. The title of the film appears thrice on the poster in both Devanagari Hindi as well as English language. The highly unique usage of fonts makes this hand drawn poster by Diwakar a one of a kind collectable.

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.

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Film Mr. Natwarlal
Release 1979
Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit Khan, Kader Khan & Amjad Khan
Print Date Early 1980s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist Diwakar Karkare
Art Studio Studio Diwakar
Printer Modern Impressions Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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