Film poster for 'Dharam Kanta'


Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

Film poster for the Hindi film 'Dharam Kanta' (Balance of Piety), released in the year 1982.

The poster made with the cut and paste technique features multiple characters from the film. In the centre of the poster is a three-quarter length photographic cut out of the character Thakur Bhavani Singh, a dacoit, played by Raaj Kumar. To the left of this image is another image of the same character. On the bottom left corner is a bust length image of the character Chanda Singh/Jwala Singh, played by Amjad Khan. Along the right border, there is a series of images showing multiple characters. From the top, first comes an image of the character Laxman, played by Jeetendra.

Below his image is an image of the character Ram/Shanker, played by Rajesh Khanna. Below his image is an image of a female character holding a gun to her temple. She is also holding a boy close to her. Below her image is an image of the character Bijli, played by Reena Roy. The last image falling on the bottom right corner is that of the character Chanda, played by Sulakshana Pandit. In the bottom centre of the poster is the producer's name as 'SULTAN AHMED'S', next line; 'DHARAM', next line; 'KANTA'. Below this text, from left to right, first comes 'MUSIC', next line; 'NAUSHAD'. Next comes 'LYRICS', next line; 'MAJROOH'. In the end comes 'PHOTOGRAPHY' (possibly, text illegible); 'R.D. MATHUR'.


  • Title: Film poster for 'Dharam Kanta'
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 96.5 cm, W. 71.2 cm
  • Type: Film poster
  • Contributor: Museum of Art and Photography
  • Medium: Color Reprograph
  • Release Date: 1982
  • Credits: Writer- B.B. Balla (story & screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogues) ; Director- Sultan Ahmed ; Cast- Raaj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Amjad Khan ; Music- Naushad.
  • Category: Popular art
  • Banner: Banner- Sultan Productions Producer- Sultan Ahmed

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