|Film||Sharaabi (Sometimes also spelled as “Sharabi.” English translation: Drunkard)|
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Suresh Oberoi & Jaya Prada|
|Print Date||Late 1980s / Early 1990s|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Old Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film Sharaabi (1984) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old Amitabh movie poster of the 1984 film that featured the greatest superstar of Indian cinema in the lead role. Pran, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Suresh Oberoi and Jaya Prada played supporting roles in the film.
Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the late 1980s / early 1990s), this Amitabh Bachchan movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Amitabh Bachchan movie poster was originally designed on canvas in hand painted format by a small time art studio in Delhi. A large hand drawn close up of superstar Amitabh Bachchan holding a pistol is seen prominently in this Sharaabi poster. A smaller rendition of the superstar embracing actress Jaya Prada while holding a bottle of whiskey (typifying his character as an alcoholic in the film) is seen at the bottom of this Sharaabi film poster. The typography used in this poster is both in English as well as Hindi. Smaller hand painted renditions of Pran and Ranjeet both holding pistols are also seen in this old Sharaabi movie poster.
Sharaabi (Drunkard) is a 1984 Hindi film produced and directed by Prakash Mehra. This was Prakash Mehra’s last hit and sixth in a row with superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the other five being Zanjeer, Hera Pheri, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Laawaris and Namak Halaal.
The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Pran, Om Prakash and Ranjeet. The film’s blockbuster music was composed by Bappi Lahiri, for which he bagged several awards. Sharaabi became a silver jubilee “Blockbuster” at the box office and went on to be another mega hit of superstar Amitabh Bachchan. This was also one of Amitabh’s last films before he temporarily gave up acting to venture into politics.
Songs like “Inteha Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki” sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle and “De De Pyaar De” by Kishore Kumar became a rage and continue to be played till today.