Quirky vintage hand drawn Bollywood poster of the cult Hindi film Silsila (1981) for sale.

This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster of what is regarded as one of the most romantic movies ever made in Bollywood, making it highly collectible.

Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film, this old Amitabh movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio in Delhi and features very quirky artwork. A large partial face of Amitabh Bachchan is seen painted on the top juxtaposed at the bottom with portraits of the two leading actress of the film, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan and Rekha.

Silsila is a 1981 Hindi film directed by Bollywood’s king of romance, Yash Chopra. The film stars angry young man Amitabh Bachchan alongside his wife (both in real life as well as the film) Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan. Rekha plays the role of Amitabh’s extra-marital love interest. It is widely regarded that the script of the film was derived from reality – i.e. the film was loosely inspired by the alleged real life love triangle of Amitabh-Jaya-Rekha (an affair which received massive publicity during the release of the film).

Silsila was the the last film to feature Rekha opposite Amitabh Bachchan, putting an end to their rumored secret affair, forever. Over the years, Silsila has gained a strong cult following and is considered as one of the greatest love triangles in Bollywood. The film is remembered for the powerful and everlasting performances of all of its leading characters.

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Film Silsila
Release 1981
Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Rekha & Sanjeev Kumar
Print Date Late 1980s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★ Restored for Display
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Japan Art Press Delhi
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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