Sri Raam Vanavas


Old Telugu movie posters for sale: Sri Raam Vanavas (1977).

This is an actual surviving rare original vintage Bollywood poster of the 1977 Hindi film which was originally made in Telugu as Seetha Rama Vanavasam (1977).

Directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao, Sri Raam Vanavas starred Ravi Kumar, Jaya Prada, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Gummadi, Saroja Devi, Anjali Devi, Vijaylalita and Jamuna.

A mythological film based on the epic of Ramayana, the film told the story of Lord Rama’s 14 year exile in the wilderness. Special effects in the film were provided by Babubhai Mistry, the pioneer of special effects in Indian cinema.  

Printed and circulated during the debut release of the film in theaters (late 1970s), this old Telugu movie poster for sale was designed and printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This Sri Raam Vanavas movie poster features a mix of both photographic as well as hand painted design techniques. A scene from the epic story of Ramayana in which Hanuman gives Lord Rama’s ring to Sita (to strengthen her confidence that her husband is coming to rescue her) is seen captured in this old Telugu movie poster for sale. A large hand painted close up of demon king Ravana is seen in the background. His face is seen painted in light blue to signify the negative shade in his character. The entire poster is set in Ashoka Vatika (Ashoka garden) where Sita has been abducted and held against her will.

The printed signature of movie poster artist Venkateswar is seen on the top left of this old Telugu movie poster for sale. The title of the film appears in Devanagari Hindi in red as well as in English in blue at the bottom.

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FilmSri Raam Vanavas (Sometimes also spelled as “Shri Ram Vanvas” or “Shree Ram Vanvaas.” English translation: “Lord Ram’s Exile”)
CastRavi Kumar, Jaya Prada, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Gummadi, Saroja Devi, Anjali Devi, Vijaylalita & Jamuna
Print DateLate 1970’s
Size30″ x 20″ inches (Half sheet size)
Condition★★★ Average
ArtworkHand painted / Hand drawn & Photographic collage
PrinterSri Ganesh Litho Madras
FrameNot included
PackingRolled into unbreakable tube