This interesting poster announces “FILM USTAV INDIA.” The word utsav is derived from the Sanskirt word meaning a festival or celebration. The English words “Festival of India” appear under the English word “FILM” so as to leave no confusion about what the poster is promoting.
As the poster states, this festival honors the “Contemporary and Classic Films from India.” The 1949 film Barsaat (directed by Raj Kapoor) gets top billing, with photos from scenes of the movie in the poster’s center, but pictures of actors from other noted Indian movies are shown as well.
The bottom of the poster reads, “Organized in the United States by the UCLA Film, Television & Radio Archives with Special Assistance from the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art.” It adds, “Made Possible by a Grant from the Ford Foundation and the Support of the Government of India.”
The festival took place at UCLA, with movie screenings over several months from late 1985 through early 1986.
If you love movies from India, you should have this poster celebrating the history of movies and movie making in India.