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Bollywood posters


left: Jangal Mein Mangal (1972); centre: Shalimar (1978); right: Jaani Dushman (1979).

Three examples of the art of the lurid from this site which has a huge selection of Indian poster art from the Fifties on. I still haven’t seen Shalimar but I’ve been playing the great soundtrack by India’s Ennio Morricone, Rahul Dev Burman, continually for the past year. There’s also several pages of Lollywood billboards from Pakistan. And a gallery of posters for trashy horror movies from the west; these people are lurid connoisseurs. I actually own the David Cronenberg Shivers/Rabid poster on that pulp page, something I’d completely forgotten about. Had I seen the utterly dreadful art for Zuma 2: Hell Serpent earlier I could have included it in the Men with snakes post.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Lussuria, Invidia, Superbia
Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls
The poster art of Bob Peak
A premonition of Premonition
Perfume: the art of scent
Metropolis posters
Film noir posters
Shalimar by Rahul Dev Burman



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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Nathalie


    My favourite Bollywood movie is Devdas. That movie (the modern version that is) is truly beautiful and the soundtrack to die for.

  2. #2 posted by John


    Thanks Nathalie, I’ll watch out for that. Shalimar has great music but the film itself seems pretty poor. Judging by YouTube clips the songs I like are cut in the film versions as well.

  3. #3 posted by Bollywood


    Jani dushman was good movie, but poster is horrible. :)

  4. #4 posted by pk-songs


    i also like jani dushman that was really nice movie

  5. #5 posted by Kelly


    Hi,I enjoyed the read. Regards for this post. Thank you!. ;)






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