Original six sheet Bollywood poster of the epic Hindi film Sholay (1975) for sale.
Featured here for sale is an original Sholay poster circulated during the film’s 30th anniversary release run in 2004.
On August 13, 2004, an enhanced version of Sholay was released to coincide with its 30th anniversary in the coming year. This is an original six sheet Bollywood movie poster printed and circulated during the enhanced re-release of Sholay – the greatest film ever made in Indian cinema.
Printed and circulated in 2004, this Sholay poster was originally designed for publicity of the 30th anniversary re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
Sholay is considered the greatest film ever made in Indian cinema, making this Sholay original poster highly collectible!
This fabulous six sheet poster measures a stunning 120″x60″ inches (approx) in size when its six individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises six separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single six sheet poster. As shown in the photographs, there may be a slight gap visible between the six sheets – as the images have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the six sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
This Sholay film poster announces the enhancement of the film’s audio visuals at the top: “First Time In Cinemascope 4 Track Optical Sound.” The title of the film is seen painted prominently in an iconic 3D styled font on this Sholay backdrop sized poster. Still pictures of the film’s six lead characters are seen prominently in this Sholay movie poster. The greatest villain of all time Amjad Khan who plays the iconic character of Gabbar is seen twice in this Sholay Gabbar Singh poster.
Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema and unanimously regarded as the greatest film ever made in Bollywood. Declared as the “Film of the Millennium” by BBC India in 1999, Sholay is an unforgettable classic that has become almost synonymous with ‘masala’ in Indian cinema. Its characters such as Jai, Veeru, Basanti, Thakur & Gabbar Singh have been etched into history. The film has an unbeaten record for running for over five consecutive years after being released. Sholay enjoys a cult following in India and its dialogues are often quoted in various media.
Sholay holds a record of 60 golden jubilees across India, and was the first film in India to celebrate a silver jubilee at over 100 theaters. Sholay was the longest running film in Indian cinema until Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) broke its record of 286 weeks in 2001. In January 2014 a 3D version of Sholay was released.
The soundtrack of the film composed by R. D. Burman became a stellar success. Songs such as “Yeh Dosti” and “Mehbooba Mehbooba” are fondly remembered and played till today.
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