|Film||Sholay (English translation: Flames or Embers)|
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini & Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan|
|Size||60″x40″ inches (Two sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Featured here is an original 2004 re-release movie poster of the epic Hindi film Sholay (1975) 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.
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 movie poster circulated during the enhanced re-release of Sholay – the greatest film ever made in Indian cinema. Printed and circulated in 2004, this poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
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 image, there may be a slight gap visible between the two sheets – 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.
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. A 3-D version of this film was released in January 2014. Sholay enjoys a cult following in India and its dialogues are often quoted in various media.