|Waqt (English translation: Time)
|Balraj Sahni, Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rehman, Achala Sachdev & Sharmila Tagore
|40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
|Hand painted / Hand drawn
|JRC Art Printers Delhi
|Rolled into unbreakable tube
Old Bollywood poster for sale of the blockbuster hit Hindi film, Waqt (1965).
This is an actual surviving vintage 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 vintage Bollywood poster highly collectible!
This vintage 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 for sale was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format by a poster art studio in Delhi called Saraswati Arts. Stunning hand painted portraits of Shashi Kapoor, Raaj Kumar and Sadhana are seen on the top of this Waqt movie poster. A large close up of Sunil Dutt is seen in a brilliant hand painted rendition in the center. Smaller portraits of Sharmila Tagore and Balraj Sahni are seen below. A large close up of Raaj Kumar smoking a cigarette is seen on the bottom right hand corner 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.