Film poster for 'Avtaar'

J.P. Mehta & Sons (printer)

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

Film poster for the Hindi film 'Avtaar', released in the year 1983.

The poster made with the cut and paste technique features the male and female lead of the film, Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi. In the top half, there is a bust length, side profile image of the young version of the character Radha Krishen, played by Shabana Azmi, on the left side of poster. On the right side, a bust length, side profile cut out of the young version of the character Avtaar Kishen is present and is played by Rajesh Khanna in the film. Both the characters are joyfully laughing in the images, placed in a manner of facing each other. Overlapping with Shabana's image on the left is a half length, front profile image of the old-age verison of Avtaar Kishen, in which he is dressed in a suit. Overlapping with the image of Rajesh Khanna on the right, there is a half-length, front profile image of the old-age version of Radha Kishen. Overlapping with these images is the film's title in English. Below the film's title are the film credits. From left to right, first comes 'PRODUCED . DIRECTED BY MOHAN KUMAR', 'MUSIC LAXMIKANT PYARELAL', 'EASTMANCOLOR'. Towards the top left corner is the logo of the banner M.K./Emkay (?) Enterprises followed by 'Emkay Enterprises PRESENT'. Below this text towards the right, the names of the actors are written as 'RAJESH KHANNA . SHABANA AZMI'. In the space between the images of the old-age versions of the characters, the film's title is printed in Devanagari. On the bottom border of the poster towards the right, the printer's credits are present reading 'PRINTED BY: J.P. MEHTA & SONS.'


  • Title: Film poster for 'Avtaar'
  • Creator: J.P. Mehta & Sons (printer)
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 101.6 cm, W. 76.2 cm
  • Type: Film poster
  • Contributor: Museum of Art and Photography
  • Medium: Color reprograph
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Credits: Writer- Mohan Kumar (story & screenplay), Mushtaque Jalili (story & dialogues) ; Director- Mohan Kumar ; Cast- Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sujit Kumar, Yunush Pervez, Gulshan Grover, Madan Puri ; Music- Laxmikant-Pyarelal (composer), Anand Bakshi (lyrics).
  • Category: Popular art
  • Banner: Banner- Emkay/MK Enterprises Producer- Mohan Kumar

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