Punit Posts Posters: Indian films down the years, Part 2
Poster for KALYAN KHAJINA - 1924
Art - Khire / Khare.
The Maharashtra ruler Shivaji in the pose reminiscent of popular prints, which depict him bowing to the goddess Bhavani. Perhaps the oldest surviving Indian Film poster.
Poster for SATI SAVITRI - 1927
Hybrid influences. Art Nouveau lettering hangs over a scene from Indian Mythology. One of the few surviving poster from the silent era.
Magazine cover Advertising 'KHAZANCHI' - 1941
Publicity strategies exploit the popularity of a film's songs. Here Studio Ratan Batra's art shows cyclists humming a popular hit from KHAZANCHI