Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Old Amitabh movie poster of the blockbuster hit, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1978 film that featured the greatest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
This beautiful vintage hand painted Bollywood poster features a stunning portrait of Amitabh Bachchan in the center riding a motorcycle. Faces of the other stars from the film appear hand painted in an interesting brush stroke style, surrounding Amitabh Bachchan’s central portrait. The film’s title is seen translated in both Devanagari Hindi as well as Urdu at the bottom.
This old Amitabh movie poster has been graded as ★★ Restored for Display due to significant amount of taping applied to the back/reverse of the poster over its two folds.
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (Conqueror of Destiny) is a 1978 blockbuster Hindi film produced and directed by Prakash Mehra. Starring superstar Amitabh Bachchan in his fifth of nine films with Prakash Mehra, this was the top grossing film of the year and the third biggest hit of the decade after Sholay and Bobby. The films also stars Vinod Khanna, Raakhee, Rekha and Amjad Khan.
The film is believed to have created mass hype during its release – with people lining up for tickets (some even sleeping outside cinemas overnight). True to Amitabh Bachchan’s super stardom, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar broke several box office records and became a golden jubilee hit. It was remade into a Telugu film in 1980. Similar to a few of his other films, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of an orphan in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.
The Soundtrack was composed by brothers Kalyanji Anandji, and the songs went on to become blockbusters. Tracks like “Rote Hue Ate Hain Sab” and “O Saathi Re Tere Bina” sung by Kishore Kumar are played till today. The songs “Dil To Hai Dil” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and picturized on Raakhee became a rage as did “Salaam-e-Ishq Meri Jaan” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and picturized on Rekha.
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