Original Mughal-e-Azam poster for sale of the 1960 black and white film’s 2004 color re-release.
Mughal-e-Azam is the first full length black and white feature film in the history of Indian cinema to be colorized for a theatrical re-release. The film’s color version was released theatrically on 12 November 2004, with a digital reworked soundtrack.
Printed and circulated in 2004, this original Mughal-e-Azam poster was designed for publicity of the color re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
Prithviraj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar are seen in a hand painted avatar inspired from the original Mughal-e-Azam poster of the 1960 black and white release. A large hand painted portrait of Madhubala in chains is seen on the right. The top of this original Mughal-e-Azam poster shows a photographic still of Madhubala in a smiling avatar.
Mughal-e-Azam stars Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in lead roles and has the distinction of being the most expensive Hindi film ever made in Indian cinema. It is consistently ranked in polls as the greatest Hindi film ever made in Indian cinematic history.
Mughal-e-Azam held the coveted title of ‘highest grossing Hindi film of all time’ for a full 15 years after its first black and white release in 1960, making this color re-release poster very collectible!
Directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, Mughal-e-Azam is an epic film unanimously regarded as a milestone in Indian cinema. The soundtrack of the film is credited as one of the best in the history Bollywood and continues to be played till today.