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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



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