Rare original 30th anniversary release Bollywood movie poster of the epic Hindi film Sholay (1975) for sale.
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 two 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 poster was originally designed for publicity of the 30th anniversary re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
This poster was localized to be distributed to five select cinema halls in Kolkata, and bears their names on a black strip at the bottom.
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 shown alongside, there may be a slight gap visible between the two – 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 is on its way for release. Sholay enjoys a cult following in India and its dialogues are often quoted in various media.