|Film||Purana Mandir (English translation: Old Temple)|
|Cast||Mohnish Bahl, Puneet Issar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar & Aarti Gupta|
|Print Date||Early 1990s|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Printer||Safire Industries, Sivakasi|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Classic Hindi horror movie poster of the blockbuster Bollywood horror film Purana Mandir (1984) for sale.
This is an actual surviving movie poster of the 1984 Hindi horror film made by the undisputed kings of Bollywood horror, the Ramsay brothers.
Purana Mandir became a blockbuster hit at time of its release and catapulted the horror genre to mainstream recognition in Bollywood cinema, making this poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1990s), this Hindi horror movie poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed by cutting out images of actors from separate still photographs (shot on set location) and pasting them on a board. The background and typography are hand drawn / hand painted, which makes this horror movie poster an interesting mix of two very different design techniques.
This old Hindi horror movie poster features a sizzling still photograph of one of the supporting actresses from the film on the bottom left. A photo still of the demon/ghost “Samri” appears on the top of this scary horror movie poster.
Purana Mandir (Old Temple) is a 1984 Hindi horror film produced and directed by the kings of the horror genre in Bollywood, the Ramsay brothers. The plot of this Hindi horror film revolves around the evil demonic figure “Samri.”
The film became a blockbuster hit and pioneered a new wave of horror films in Hindi cinema. This cult classic is regarded as a trendsetting Hindi horror film which made the evil character portrayed in the film, “Samri” a household name in India. Several subsequent Hindi horror films were styled along its plot and storyline.