Film poster for 'Deedar'

Dnyansagar Litho Press, Bombay- 4 (printer)

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

Film poster for the Hindi film 'Deedar', released in the year 1951.

The top half of the poster has a bust-length painted image of the character Mala, played by Nargis. Overlapping with this image towards the right is a full length painting of the character Shamu, played by Dilip Kumar. In the image, he is dressed ina dhoti (loincloth) and kurta and is playing a harmonium hanging around his neck. Overlapping with Nargis's image along the top border, the names of main actors and actresses are written in Devanagari as 'Nargis . Ashok Kumar . Dilip Kumar . Nimmi Aur Yakoob'. Right below Nargis's image in the bottom half, there are other film credits as 'Filmkar Ltd. Krit' (Filmkar Ltd. Production), next line; 'Deedar' (Devanagari), next line; towards the centre, 'Digdarshak' (Director), next line; 'Nitin Bose', 'Sangeet' (Music), next line; 'Naushad'. On the bottom area below this text, the film's title is printed in English. To its left, there is a bust length image of the character Dr. Kishore, played by Ashok Kumar (towards the extreme left) and the character Champa, played by Nimmi next to it. To the right of the film title in English, 'Rajshree Prakashan' (Rajshree Publication) is printed inside a red box. On the bottom
border towards the right, the printer's credits are printed as 'Photo Offset Printed by: DNYANSAGAR LITHO PRESS, BOMBAY-4.'


  • Title: Film poster for 'Deedar'
  • Creator: Dnyansagar Litho Press, Bombay- 4 (printer)
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 101.6 cm, W. 76.2 cm
  • Type: Film poster
  • Contributor: Museum of Art and Photography
  • Medium: Offset lithograph
  • Release Date: 1951
  • Credits: Writer- Azm Bazidpuri ; Director- Nitin Bose ; Cast- Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Nimmi, Murad, Tabassum, Tun Tun ; Music- Naushad (composer), Shakeel Badayuni (lyrics)
  • Category: Popular art
  • Banner: Banner- Filmkar Ltd. Producer- Rajendra Jain

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