Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster of the cult Hindi film Silsila (1981) for sale.
This is an actual surviving Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster of what is regarded as one of the most romantic films ever made in Bollywood. Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (late 1980s), this Silsila poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by Bollywood poster painter Yashwant and bears his printed signature on the bottom right hand corner.
The complicated love triangle of Amitabh, Jaya and Rekha is brilliantly captured in hand painted brush strokes in this old movie poster. A large portrait of superstar Amitabh Bachchan is seen prominently in the center. Intersecting faces of Jaya and Rekha in opposite directions are seen overlapping Amitabh’s portrait. Visible diagonal brush strokes add synergy to the overall design and make the three juxtaposed portraits appear seamless.
Two key photographic stills from a hit song in the film are seen pasted in the center and below in this Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster for sale.
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.
Songs from the film, particularly “Dekha Ek Khwab,” “Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum,” “Neela Aasman” and “Rang Barse” (sung by Amitabh Bachchan himself) are fondly remembered and played till today.