Original vintage hand drawn movie poster of the epic Hindi film Sholay (1975) for sale.
This is one of the rarest surviving original posters of the greatest film ever made in Indian cinema from the era that the film was first released in, i.e. 1975. Printed and circulated somewhere in the mid 1970s, this hand painted poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
The poster features spectacular hand drawn artwork by master poster designer Parchure from Pamart Studio. The three leading characters of the film, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Dharmendra are seen in a brilliant hand painted rendition in the poster. True to the title and plot of the film, the entire background is seen engulfed in flames. At the bottom of the poster, Bollywood poster painter Parchure uses his sketch mastery to depict key scenes including the climax of the film. The sketches at the bottom coupled with the vibrant colors and portraiture at the top of the poster make it one of the most desirable hand drawn Bollywood posters of them all.
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.
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