Old Bollywood poster for sale of the blockbuster hit Hindi film, Waqt (1965).
This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster for sale of the 1965 Hindi film that was produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by Yash Chopra.
Waqt is credited with pioneering the concept of multi star casts in Indian cinema. It’s ensemble cast included the likes of Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Sadhana, Balraj Sahni, Madan Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Achala Sachdev and Rehman.
The film bagged several awards, most notable of them including the Filmfare Best Director Award (Yash Chopra) and the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Raaj Kumar). Waqt was shortlisted by the BFI in their list of films to consider for the top ten Indian films award, making this old Bollywood poster highly collectible!
This old Bollywood poster was designed and printed for publicity of the film a few years after its original first release (somewhere in the late 1960s).
This old Bollywood poster features an interesting collage of still images of the lead cast. Actor Raaj Kumar is seen at the center of this Waqt movie poster flanked by Sunil Dutt and Sadhana on either side. Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore are seen in smaller photographic stills at the bottom of this Waqt movie poster.
Waqt (1965) rekindled the age old lost-and-reunited formula that had been continuing since the early 1940s in Bollywood (first used in Kismat that released in 1943). The film is fondly remembered for its iconic song, “Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen,” sung by Manna Dey which is played till today.