A fantasy world: Larger-than-life Bollywood posters painted across walls of Bandra

Updated: 16 September, 2020 08:49 IST
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    Several of Bandra's bylanes have murals of Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand and Amrish Puri adorning the facades of homes. A portrait of Madhubala occupies pride of place on Chapel Road. Here, you see a portrait of Raj Kapoor

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    In memory of Smita Patil, on her 33rd death anniversary, the Bollywood Art Project painted this mural outside their studio two years ago

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    This portrait was unveiled on Sridevi's 55th birth anniversary. The mural is part of Ranjit Dahiya's Bollywood Art Project, the name behind the murals that also dot Waroda Road and Ranwar. Sri, too, loved to paint, especially portraits of Michael Jackson, as she was a fan of the King of Pop. August 13 marks the 55th birth anniversary of Sridevi. The actor passed due to cardiac arrest

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    Aritists give finishing touches to Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna. This was a tribute to him on his 7th death anniversary

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    Though it has been 18 years since its release, Dil Chahta Hai is still one of the most loved coming-of-age dramas. You can spot this mural at Bazar Road in Bandra. The film features a starry cast that includes Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The film also marked the directorial debut of Farhan Akhtar

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    Pyaasa's Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman. The movie released in 1957 and to this day is one of the most iconic movies India has ever produced. It was also included in the Best 100 movies of all times by TIME magazine

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    A 230-foot-mural of Amitabh Bachchan's iconic look from Deewar (1975) on a wall of Durga Society near Kadeshwari Mandir Baug, near Mount Mary in Bandra (West)

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    To the left of the frame is Madhubala from Mughal-e-Azam and to the right is a still from the film Anarkali

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    With over 400 films credited to his name, the Mogambo of Bollywood Amrish Puri took his last breath on January 12, 2005. He was 72

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    A mural of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan

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    The film Anarkali looks at the mythical and legendary love of Prince Salim, the son of Akbar with the court dancer Anarkali, a commoner. The film stars Pradeep Kumar and Bina Rai

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    Ranjit Dahiya created a mural of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s look from the film 'Manjhi – The Mountain Man'

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    Nawazuddin Siddiqui also visited the mural in Chapel Road, Bandra and met with Dahiya

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    A still from the film Bairaag, a 1976 Bollywood, produced by the duo Mushir-Riaz and directed by Asit Sen. The film stars Dilip Kumar, who received a Filmfare nomination for Best Actor for playing a triple role. It also stars Saira Banu

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    Rishi Kapoor from Bobby, a film that introduced Bollywood to young romance

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    Artist Ranjit Dahiya paints a mural of Rishi Kapoor inspired by old Bollywood posters, to mark the late actor's birthday in Bandra West 

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About The Gallery

Ranjit Dahiya, a Chapel Road resident, has transformed Bandra into a Bollywood memorial of sorts, using bare walls, buckets of paint and tireless dedication. As part of the Bollywood Art Project, an initiative he rolled out in 2012, Dahiya has created nearly 15 murals. The artist paid a heartwarming tribute to late actor Rishi Kapoor on his birthday through his wall art. Take a look.

(All photos: Bollywood Art Project/Instagram) 

First Published: 25 December, 2019 08:00 IST