Namak Halaal


Vintage Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Namak Halaal (1982) for sale.

This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1982 super hit that featured the greatest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Waheeda Rehman, Om Prakash and Ranjeet also starred in the film.

Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1980s), this old Amitabh movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

Namak Halaal was a blockbuster at the box office and went on to be a golden jubilee hit, making this old Amitabh movie poster highly collectible!

This Amitabh Bachchan poster features stunning photographic artwork. A close up portrait of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil taken from the cult hit song, “Pag Ghungroo Baandh Meera Nachi Thi” is seen prominently in the top half of the poster. Smaller faces of Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi and Waheeda Rehman are seen at the bottom. The background of this old Amitabh movie poster displays hand painted artwork. A printed signature of Bollywood poster painter Laxman is seen on the center right hand corner.

This vintage Bollywood poster has been professionally restored by an expert paper archivist. It has been backed on cotton using a thorough acid-free conservation and restoration process. Minor paper loss has been adequately filled which make no noticeable difference to the display quality of the poster when seen from a viewing distance. Close up images of each of the individual restored areas on this vintage Bollywood poster have been provided alongside for greater clarity.

Owing to its phenomenal success, Namak Halaal was remade in both Tamil and Telugu. Music composed by Bappi Lahiri for the film was a stellar success. Songs such as “Aaj Rapat Jaayen” sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle, “Jawani Janeman Haseen Dilruba” sung by Asha Bhosle, “Pag Ghungroo Baandh Meera Nachi Thi” sung by Kishore Kumar, “Raat Baaki Baat Baaki” sung by Bappi Lahiri and Asha Bhosle and “Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hai” sung by Kishore Kumar are fondly remembered and played till today.

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Film Namak Halaal (Sometimes also spelled as “Namak Halal.” English translation: Loyal)
Release 1982
Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Waheeda Rehman, Om Prakash & Ranjeet
Print Date Early 1980s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or one sheet)
Condition ★★ Restored for Display
Rarity Rarest
Folds Four
Artwork Photographic
Artist Laxman
Printer Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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