Women centric Bollywood movies poster for sale: Naari (1981).

This is an actual surviving original vintage Bollywood poster of the 1981 Hindi drama written and directed by Sharan K. Chand that starred Sarika and Neeta Mehta in key roles.

Produced by Sohanlal Kanwar and released under the Filmnagar banner, Naari (1981) also starred Rakesh Roshan, Suresh Oberoi, Prem Krishen, Ravindra Kapoor, Ajit, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Rajan Haksar and Ajit Vachani in supporting roles.

Naari (1981) told the story of two sisters who choose different paths of good and evil respectively, similar to the cult Bollywood film Deewaar (1975) which featured two brothers. However, unlike Deewaar (1975) which was based in an urban setting, Naari (1981) was based in a rural setting like Mother India (1957).

Printed and circulated during the first release of the film in theaters (somewhere in 1981), this Naari movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

Originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by legendary Bollywood poster designer D.R. Bhosle, this women centric Bollywood movies poster features a striking design. His printed signature is seen on the bottom right of this vintage Bollywood poster.

Known for his restrained approach and minimal backgrounds, master Bollywood poster painter D.R. Bhosle showcases his command over portraiture in this vintage poster. The two sisters are seen in dramatic portraits. Actress Sarika appears in her character of police inspector on the right, while Neeta Mehta is seen in the role of a dacoit at the center of this Naari poster.

Rakesh Roshan is see on the top, while Prem Krishen appears below. Suresh Oberoi is seen in a striking portrait hand painted in blue at the bottom, signifying his negative character.

The background of this women centric Bollywood movies poster is minimal, with light brush strokes in pastel shades.

Typography used in this original Naari movie poster is entirely in English. The title is seen in minimal white creatively designed in an unequal 3D font.

The soundtrack album of Naari (1981) was composed by the legendary duo Shankar–Jaikishan. It featured gems such as “Mujhe Puchne Ka Yeh Haq Toh Nahin Hai” sung by the greatest playback singer in Indian cinema, Kishore Kumar. The title song, “Main Naari Hoon” sung by Usha Mangeshkar was also popular at the time of the film’s release.

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Film Naari (Sometimes also spelled as “Nari.” English translation: Woman)
Release 1981
Cast Neeta Mehta, Sarika Thakur, Rakesh Roshan, Suresh Oberoi, Prem Krishen, Ravindra Kapoor, Ajit, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Rajan Haksar & Ajit Vachani
Print Date 1981
Size Approximately 39.75” x 28.5” inches (Single sheet or one sheet)
Condition ★★ Restored for Display
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Artist D.R. Bhosle
Printer Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay
Photo process Jagdish Photo Process
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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