Beautiful hand drawn old movie poster of the super hit Hindi film Shahenshah (1988) for sale.

This is an actual surviving 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 on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Kolkata, giving it a very quirky hand drawn appearance. The poster features the film’s title in three different languages at the bottom, including two regional – Hindi & Bengali.

This quirky, hand drawn old Indian cinema poster is in absolutely top notch condition, with the exception of slight discoloration of the paper.

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.”

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Film Shahenshah (English translation: Emperor)
Release 1988
Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Meenakshi Seshadri & Amrish Puri
Print Date 1980s/1990s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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