Extremely rare, original vintage Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Zanjeer (1973) for sale.

This is an actual surviving old Amitabh movie poster of the 1973 film that featured the greatest superstar of Indian cinema in the lead role.

Zanjeer is considered a pioneering film that represents a paradigm shift in the history of Indian cinema. It was responsible for breaking the consistent trend of romantic films in the 1970s and for steering Indian cinema towards the action genre. The film pioneered superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s new image as “The Angry Young Man” of Bollywood. The film also ended the hugely successful era of superstar Rajesh Khanna (who delivered back to back hits for several years) and paved the way for superstar Amitabh Bachchan to dominate the box office for years to come.

In summary, Zanjeer ended the struggling period for Amitabh Bachchan and turned him into the next superstar of Bollywood, making this poster highly collectible.

Printed and circulated somewhere during the original first release run of the film (somewhere in the mid 1970s), this Amitabh Bachchan old movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This hand painted Bollywood poster was originally designed on canvas by an expert Bollywood poster painter. In the poster, Amitabh Bachchan is seen in a superb hand painted rendition on the bottom right hand corner, dressed in a police uniform and holding a gun. A highly realistic hand painted portrait of Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan holding a dagger appears alongside. Pran is seen in yet another fantastic hand painted rendition on the top singing Manna Dey’s blockbuster track, “Yaari hai imaan mera.”

Although the poster is in excellent display condition, it has been graded as ★★ Restored for Display due to the taping applied on the reverse (as shown in the second photograph). Even after restoration, the paper has creased to a fair extent causing minor folds. Although these imperfections do not majorly affect the display value of the poster, please study the images carefully before placing an order.

Zanjeer is a 1973 Bollywood action movie directed and produced by Prakash Mehra, starring superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role as an honest cop. Supporting actors in the film included Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu.

Zanjeer was a super hit at the box office and is regarded as an important film in the history of Indian Cinema. The film’s cult success inspired a remake with the same name. Released in 2013, it starred Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra.

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Film Zanjeer (English translation: Shackles or Chains)
Release 1973
Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash, Ajit & Bindu
Print Date Mid 1970s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition ★★ Restored for Display
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Four
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Apsara Arts Bombay
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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