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

This is an actual surviving poster of what is regarded as one of the most romantic movies ever made in Bollywood. Printed and circulated somewhere during the release of the film, this hand painted vintage Bollywood 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 the greatest and highest paid Bollywood movie poster artist of all time, Diwakar Karkare, making it very collectable. The poster bears the original signature of Diwakar on the bottom left corner.

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 (English translation: Sequence or Chain of Events)
Release 1981
Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Rekha & Sanjeev Kumar
Print Date Early 1980s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Dnyansagar Litho Press Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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