|Film||Sant Dnyaneshwar (English translation: Saint Dnyaneshwar)|
|Cast||Shahu Modak & Sumati Gupte|
|Print Date||Early 1940s|
|Size||30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)|
|Artwork||Photographic & Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Printer||Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Extremely rare, old Marathi movie poster of the black and white film, Sant Dnyaneshwar (1940) for sale.
This is an actual surviving original old Marathi movie poster of the 1940 film which was produced by Prabhat Film Company and directed by Vishnupant Govind Damle.
Sant Dnyaneshwar is a 1940 film based on the life of Saint Dnyaneshwar, a 13th-century Maharashtrian Hindu saint, poet and philosopher. The film starred Shahu Modak in the lead role as Saint Dnyaneshwar.
Printed and circulated during the first release run of the film (early 1940s), this old Marathi movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
In this old Marathi movie poster, lead actor Shahu Modak is seen in a black and white photographic still at the center. A yellow halo is painted around his head to give him a godly, saint-like appearance. The still photo is set against a blue background and the film’s title appears prominently at the bottom in yellow typeset. The iconic Prabhat Film Company logo is seen on the top left corner that reads, “It’s Prabhat.”
Prabhat Film Company popularly known as Prabhat Films is widely regarded as one of the finest film production companies and film studios in the history of Indian cinema. It was established in 1929 (towards the end of the silent films era) by noted film director V. Shantaram, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The company moved to Pune in 1933, where it established its own studio and produced a total of 45 films in both Marathi and Hindi over a period of 27 years. Prabhat Film Company created a name for itself owing largely to its production excellence and social awareness themes.
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