The Poster exhibition at Eleventh Bollywood Festival Norway sets out to tell the story of Indian cinema – which celebrates its centenary this year – through iconic posters produced by the industry’s powerhouse studios. The Bollywood movie posters reveal much more about the story of the industry than just what the movies are.
Bollywood film posters have had a fascinating journey over the years: from gracing walls outside cinema houses as advertising to the masses during Bollywood’s golden era, to becoming highly sought-after visual art prints for collectors and film buffs today.
This exhibition pulls together selected posters from the last 100 years including a copy of a poster of 1936 film; Achhut Kanya, Kamal Amrohi’s film Mahal of 1949, Rajesh Khann’a Aradhana, the epic film Mugah-e-Azam, Kismet and many more interesting on popular old and new posters.
The Bollywood 100 in Bollywood Festival Norway’s poster exhibition has been curated by Mr. Nasrullah Qureshi- festival Director and Vintage catalog courtesy; Seven Rays a firm engaged in selling posters of various popular Bollywood films in Mumbai, India.
Check out some of the posters here.