|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Rekha & Sanjeev Kumar|
|Print Date||Late 1980s|
|Size||120″x60″ inches (Six sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Old Bollywood movie poster for sale of the cult Hindi film romance, Silsila (1981).
This is an actual surviving old Amitabh movie poster of Silsila, which 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 massive six sheet Silsila poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This fabulous six sheet poster measures a stunning 120″x60″ inches (approx) in size when its six individual sheets are joined or pasted together. The poster comprises six separate single sheets, each measuring 40″x30″ inches. When pasted together they line up perfectly and together form one single six sheet poster. As shown in the photographs, there may be a slight gap visible between the six sheets – as the images have been photographed individually and then joined together digitally. When framed or pasted, there will be no gap visible between the six sheets and the appearance of the poster would be seamless – i.e. just like a single sheet poster.
This massive Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by noted Bollywood poster painter Yashwant and bears his printed signature on the bottom left hand corner.
The complicated love triangle of Amitabh, Jaya and Rekha is brilliantly captured in hand painted brush strokes in this stunning six sheet movie poster. A large portrait of superstar Amitabh Bachchan is seen prominently in the center. Solo portraits of Jaya and Rekha are seen in opposite ends of the poster. Amitabh and Rekha appear in a passionate embrace towards the right of this massive six sheet Bollywood poster.
A smaller still image of Rekha and Amitabh taken from a smash hit song from the film is seen on the bottom left corner of this old movie poster.
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.