Namak Haraam


Quirky hand drawn old Bollywood poster of the hit Hindi film, Namak Haraam (1973) for sale.

This is an actual surviving vintage poster of the 1973 film, which featured two of the biggest superstars of Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna & Amitabh Bachchan. Printed and circulated somewhere in the late 1970s, this quirky, hand painted vintage Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

Rajesh Khanna, also referred to as the first or original superstar of Bollywood, went on to win the best actor award for his performance in the film. In total, Rajesh Khanna appeared in over 100 movies as lead hero – an unbeatable record in Bollywood. The presence of two Bollywood superstars (Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan) together, makes this poster highly collectible.

This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Delhi, further increasing its collectible quotient.

The poster features a large hand drawn portrait of superstar Rajesh Khanna. A portrait of Rekha is seen on the left, while a very quirky painting of Amitabh Bachchan appears at the bottom. Typography used in the poster is a combination of Devanagari Hindi on the top and English on the bottom.

Namak Haraam (Traitor) is a 1973 Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. It also stars Rekha, Asrani, Raza Murad, A.K. Hangal, Simi Garewal and Om Shivpuri. For his performance in the film, Rajesh Khanna received the award for Best Actor (Hindi) in 1974.

The film’s music was composed by R.D. Burman, and songs from Kishore Kumar picturized on Rajesh Khanna became popular hits.

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Film Namak Haraam (Sometimes also spelled as “Namak Haram.” English translation: Traitor)
Release 1973
Cast Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, A.K. Hangal, Asrani, Rekha & Simi Garewal
Print Date Late 1970s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Japan Art Press Delhi
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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