|Film||Shahenshah (English translation: Emperor)|
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Meenakshi Seshadri & Amrish Puri|
|Size||60″x40″ inches (Two sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Beautiful hand painted old Bollywood movie poster of the super hit Hindi film Shahenshah (1988) for sale.
This two sheet poster measures a stunning 60″x40″ inches in size when its two individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises two separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches.
This is an actual surviving two sheet poster of the super hit classic Shahenshah that featured the angry young man of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in a superhero avatar. Printed and circulated somewhere during the release of the film, this quirky, hand drawn old Bollywood movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used. This poster was originally designed in hand painted format using oil paints on canvas by a small time art studio for the release of the film in Daman, giving it a very quirky hand drawn appearance. This eccentric, old hand painted Bollywood movie poster captures the original angry young man of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, in four different avatars.
Two sheet posters comprise two separate individual single sheet posters measuring 40″x30″ inches each. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single two sheet poster. In the attached image, there may be a slight gap visible between the two – as the images of the top and bottom half have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the two sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
This quirky, hand painted old Bollywood poster is in absolutely top notch condition, with the exception of slight discoloration of the paper – due to which, it has been graded as Near Mint.
Shahenshah (translated as Emperor) is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role. Produced and directed by Tinnu Anand, the film marked Amitabh Bachchan’s comeback after a three year break during which he had entered politics. The film went on to become a super hit and is widely regarded today as one of the most memorable superhero films ever made in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan’s Shahenshah costume is remembered till today, as is his unforgettable dialogue in the film, “Risthey Mein Toh Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hain, Naam Hai Shahenshah.”