Classic Hindi horror film poster of the blockbuster Bollywood horror movie Purana Mandir (1984) for sale.

This is an actual surviving publicity poster of the 1984 Hindi horror film made by the undisputed kings of Bollywood horror, the Ramsay brothers.

Purana Mandir became a blockbuster hit at time of its release and catapulted the horror genre to mainstream recognition in Bollywood cinema, making this poster highly collectible!

Printed and circulated a few years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1990s), this Hindi horror film poster was printed for publicity of the movie but never ended up being used.

This poster was originally designed by cutting out images of actors from separate still photographs (shot on set location) and pasting them on a board. The background and typography are hand drawn / hand painted, which makes this horror movie poster an interesting mix of two very different design techniques.

This old Hindi horror film poster features a sizzling still photograph of one of the supporting actresses from the film on the bottom left. A photo still of the demon/ghost “Samri” appears on the top of this scary horror movie poster.

Poster Details

Film Purana Mandir
Release 1984
Cast Mohnish Bahl, Puneet Issar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar & Aarti Gupta
Printed
Size 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)
Condition
Rarity Rare
Folds
Artwork Photographic
Printer Safire Industries, Sivakasi
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube

This is the approximate date the poster was printed in.
★★★★ NM (Near Mint): May have the slightest of wear. This grade is generally used for vintage Bollywood film posters with slightly worn or damaged borders. Pin holes and discoloration along the border lines also fall under this category.
All original vintage Bollywood movie posters were folded after printing to allow them to be easily transported to distributors and cinema houses. Most vintage Bollywood movie posters have two folds. As seen in the photograph, the fold lines will be either faintly or clearly visible in most vintage Bollywood movie posters. Once the poster is framed or pasted, the folds can be expected to ease out.