Sikandar E Azam
Original vintage Bollywood poster of the hit Hindi film Sikandar E Azam (1965) for sale.
This is an actual surviving movie poster of the 1965 film that featured award winning wrestler turned Bollywood actor, Dara Singh in the lead role opposite Mumtaz.
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this movie poster was printed for publicity of the re-release of the film in the 1980s but never ended up being used.
This poster was originally designed by cutting out images of actors from separate still photographs (shot on set location) and pasting them on a board. The background and typography are hand drawn / hand painted, which makes this poster an interesting mix of two very different design techniques.
The poster depicts a large cut out photograph of lead actor Dara Singh dressed as Alexander the great. Prithviraj Kapoor and Mumtaz are also seen in the poster as cut outs. Typography used in the poster is completely in English except for the title translated in Devanagari Hindi on the top left.
Sikandar E Azam (1965) is an action film starring the only professional wrestler turned action hero in Bollywood, Dara Singh. In the film, Dara Singh plays the role of (Alexander) while Prithviraj Kapoor is seen as Porus in the film.
Starting from 1963, Dara Singh partnered often with Mumtaz. The two were seen together in over a dozen Hindi films and soon became the highest paid actors at the time.