Teesri Manzil


Teesri Manzil poster for sale.

Featured here is an original vintage Bollywood poster of the super hit Hindi film, Teesri Manzil (1966). Produced by Nasir Hussain and directed by Vijay Anand, Teesri Manzil was a musical thriller that starring the “Elvis Presley of India” Shammi Kapoor in the lead role opposite Asha Parekh.

Helen, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Iftekhar, Prem Chopra, Laxmi Chhaya and K. N. Singh played supporting roles in Teesri Manzil (1966). 

The film is considered a timeless classic, largely due to its fabulous music composed by one of the greatest composers in Bollywood, RD Burman, making this Teesri Manzil poster, highly collectible!

Printed and circulated during the screening of the film in theaters (somewhere in the 1970s), This vintage Teesri Manzil poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This old Bollywood poster features a quirky hand drawn portrait of lead actor Shammi Kapoor in an Elvis like rock star avatar (accentuated with highlight streaks around him), performing on stage with fans reaching out to him from the audience. Three individual hand painted portraits are seen illustrated on his left arranged like a camera reel, with actress Asha Parekh on the top, followed by Helen and Laxmi Chhaya.

Typography used in the poster is a combination of both Devanagari Hindi as well as English. The background used in this Teesri Manzil poster is a minimal shade of white.

Teesri Manzil (Third Floor) is a 1966 Bollywood thriller starring the “Elvis Presley of India” Shammi Kapoor. Actress Asha Parekh plays the love interest of Shammi Kapoor in this film. In Teesri Manzil, Shammi is seen in his element, in a rock star avatar. During one of his musical performances, he sees a young woman from the third floor of the hotel, which is where the story unfolds into a murder mystery and lends its name to the film.

The film became a hit and gained mass appeal at the time of its release. It’s soundtrack album is responsible for jump starting RD Burman’s illustrious music career. Songs from the film went on to become blockbusters and remain popular to this day. “Tumne Mujhe Dekha” by Mohammad Rafi, “O Mere Sona Re Sona Re” by Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle, “O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaane Jahan” by Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle and “Aaja Aaja Mein Hoon Pyar Tera” by Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle are considered some of the greatest songs ever composed in Indian cinema.

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Film Teesri Manzil (English translation: Third Floor)
Release 1966
Cast Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Helen, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Iftekhar, Prem Chopra, Laxmi Chhaya & K. N. Singh
Print Date Late 1970s
Size Approximately 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Japan Art Press Delhi
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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