A film poster became the mark of creativity for publicity on which they paint the selected characters of movie to attract audience inside the dark theatres for more than two hours. With the time and technology advancement the handmade posters was replaced by photographs. It is very hard to pick some famous hand painted posters that Bollywood had produced but although we have selected 10 old Bollywood movies hand painted posters from 60’s 70’s and 80’s movies:
Release date: 5 August 1960
Director: K. Asif
Cast: Madhubala (Anarkali), Dilip Kumar (Prince Saleem), Prithviraj Kapoor (Emperor Akbar), Durga Khote (Maharani Jodha Bai), Nigar Sultana (Bahar)
Story: This movie is about Prince Saleem falls in love with a court dancer Anarkali and battles with his emperor father Akbar.
Famous Dialogues: “Mera dil aapka hindustan nahi jis par aap hukumat kare”
“Salim tujhe marne nahi dega, aur hum tujhe jeene nahi denge”
- Kati Patang
Release date: December 01, 1970
Director: Shakti Samanta
Cast: Rajesh Khanna (Kamal Sinha), Asha Parekh (Madhavi “Madhu”), Prem Chopra (Kailash), Bindu (Shabnam ‘Shaboo’), Daisy Irani (Ramaiya)
Story: Kati Patang is about a young girl who while trying to run away from her past meets her widowed friend. The friend dies in an accident, leaving her behind with her child.
Famous Dialogues: “Na koi tarang hai, na koi umang hai … meri zindagi bhi kya ek kati patang hai”
“Agar sharaab dukhon ko mitta sakti … toh har aadmi sharaabi ban jata”
Release date: 15 August 1975
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan (Jai), Dharmendra (Veeru), Hema Malini(Basanti), Amjad Khan (Gabbar Singh), Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (Radha), Sanjeev Kumar (Thakur Baldev Singh)
Story: Jai and Veeru, two small-time crooks, are hired by Thakur Baldev Singh, a retired policeman, to help him to kill Gabbar Singh, a bandit, who has spread havoc in the village of Ramgarh.
Famous Dialogues: “Basanti In Kutton Ke Samne Mat Nachna”
“Holi Kab Hai, Kab Hai Holi”
“Ye Haath Humko De De Thakur”
“Jo Darr Gaya, Samjho Marr Gaya”
“Tera Kya Hoga Kaaliya”
- Amar Akbar Anthony
Release date: 7 January 1977
Director: Manmohan Desai
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan (Anthony Gonzalves), Rishi Kapoor
(Akbar Ilhabadi), Vinod Khanna (Inspector Amar Khanna), Neetu Singh (Dr. Salma Ali), Parveen Babi (Jenny), Pran (Kishanlal), Shabana Azmi (Laxmi), Nirupa Roy (Bharati), Jeevan (Robert)
Story: The movie is about three brothers, who separated and meet after many years one is brought up as a Hindu, another as a Muslim and the last as a Christian.
Famous Dialogues: “Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai… sabhi toh hai bhai bhai”
“Aaisa toh aadmi life mein do-heech time bhaagta hai… Olympic ka race ho yah police ka case ho… tum kahe mein bhaagta hai bhai?”
Release date: 12 July 2002
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan (Devdas), Aishwarya Rai (Parvati Chakraborty), Madhuri Dixit(Chandramukhi), Jackie Shroff (Chunnilal), Kirron Kher (Sumitra), Milind Gunaji (Kalibabu)
Story: After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee’s life spirals further and destroyed as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Famous Dialogues: “Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai … hum toh peete hai ki yahan par baith sake, tumhe dekh sake, tumhe bardaasht kar sake”
“babuji ne kahaa gaon chhod do, sabne kahaa paro ko chhod do, paro ne kahaa sharaab chhod do, aaj tumne kah dia, haweli chhod do, ek din aayega jab wo kahenge, duniya hi chhod do”
- Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Release date: 22 March 1978
Director: Raj Kapoor
Cast: Zeenat Aman(Rupa), Shashi Kapoor(Ranjeev), Padmini Kolhapure (Young Rupa), Kanhaiyalal, A.K. Hangal (Bansi, Rupa’s uncle)
Story: It is a social drama about the differences between physical and spiritual love.
Famous Dialogues: “Dil ke tootne ki awaaz nahi hoti … magar usse zalzale aa jaate hai, aasman phat jaate hai, duniya tabaah ho jati hai”
“Pyar, khansi aur khushi … chupaye se chupte hai kya”
- Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Release date: 27 October 1978
Director: Prakash Mehra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan (Sikandar), Rekha (Zohrabai), Vinod Khanna (Vishal Anand), Rakhee Gulzar (Kaamna), Amjad Khan (Dilawar)
Story: An orphan boy works his way up to become a rich man. He proposes to the girl he loves from his childhood, but she rejects him. Depressed, he often visits a hooker and she falls in love with him.
Famous Dialogues: “Izzat woh daulat hai … joh ek baar chali gayi toh phir kabhi haasil nahi ki ja sakti”
“Zindagi mein log mohabbat ke sahare jeete hai … main aapki nafrat ke sahare jeeonga”
“Agar nazarein khoobsurat ho … toh har cheez khoobsurat lagti hai”
- Mother India
Release date: 25 October 1957
Director: Mehboob Khan
Cast: Nargis (Radha), Sunil Dutt (Birju), Rajendra Kumar (Ramu), Raaj Kumar (Shamu), Kanhaiyalal (Sukhilala)
Story: This story is about a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own integrity.
Famous Dialogues: “Bina murga bane vidhya nahi aati”
“Lala meri Maa ke Kangan lauta de”
“Raasta dikhana sehel hai, par raaste par chalna bahut kathin”
- Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Release date: 25 July 1985
Director: Raj Kapoor
Cast: Mandakini (Ganga Singh), Rajiv Kapoor (Narendra “Naren” Sahay), Divya Rana (Radha B. Choudhary), Saeed Jaffrey (Kunj Bihari), Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Story: This movie is about a helpless Ganga and her baby journey to the city in search of her lover.
Famous Dialogues: “Kutta bhi lakh bura ho … wafaadari nahi chodta”
“Juda hone se rishtey nahi tootte”
“Nikal ja nahi toh tukdon mein bhijwa doonga tujhe”
- Seeta Aur Geeta
Release date: 1972
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Hema Malini (Seeta, Geeta), Dharmendra (Raka), Sanjeev Kumar (Ravi), Manorama (Kaushalya), Roopesh Kumar (Ranjeet)
Story: Identical twins Seeta and Geeta are separated at birth. One is tortured by her abusive aunt while the other grows up as a street performer. However, their lives change forever when they swap places.
Famous Dialogues: “Agar kisi nek kaam ke liye jhoot bolna padhe … toh woh jhoot sau sach ke barabar hai”
“Bhagwan jab apni mutthi mein chand ko chupata hai … toh suraj nikalta hai”
Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment and let us know!