Vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the hit Hindi film Tarana (1951).

This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster for sale of the 1951 film Tarana which starred the ultimate method actor in Bollywood, Dilip Kumar in the lead role opposite the “Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood,” Madhubala.

Tarana was the first film to star superstars Dilip Kumar and Madhubala together, making this vintage Bollywood poster highly collectible!

The legendary romance between Dilip Kumar and Madhubala began on the sets of Tarana (1951) when the two superstars were shooting together for the first time. The fairytale romance between the two finally ended on the sets of Naya Daur (1957).

Printed and circulated a few years after the original first release of the film (somewhere in the 1950s), this vintage Bollywood movie poster for sale was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This vintage Bollywood poster for sale was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a small time art studio in Kolkata, making it highly collectible. Quirky hand drawn portraits of the lead couple Dilip Kumar and Madhubala are seen in a romantic pose. The use of red and gray color tones gives this Bollywood movie poster a beautiful vintage feel.

As was the norm with localized posters of the era, this vintage Bollywood poster for sale has been designed and printed using only two colors (understandably to save on design and print costs).

The film is remembered for its music composed by the pioneer of Indian orchestra music in Hindi cinema, Anil Biswas. Tracks like the popular duet sung by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar, “Seene Mein Sulagte Hain Armaan” are fondly remembered and played till today.

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Film Tarana (English translation: Musical composition)
Release 1951
Cast Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Shyama, Gope, Jeevan & Gulab
Print Date 1950s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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