Vote! Coolest Bollywood posters, 2011
Posters are usually our first glimpse of a film, the first time we start to get a feel of the kind of film the makers are giving us, the direction they're intending to take.
We've already looked at the coolest international movie posters of 2011. Here are some Hindi film posters that seem to be doing their job right:
Mumbai silhouetted beautifully in watercolour, this poster makes sense more because Aamir Khan's character is an artist discovering a city populated by the other characters.
Prateik Babbar, the Dhobi of the film's title, is tellingly left colourless, however.
Image: A Dhobi Ghat movie poster
Saat Khoon Maaf
Image: A Saat Khoon Maaf movie poster
Also, the Rajni t-shirt: always a good idea.
Image: A Delhi Belly movie poster
That Girl In Yellow Boots
With a title like that you'd expect a black and white picture with just the boots coloured yellow, but Kashyap, with an intense film unlike its potentially sunny title, paints everything yellow here -- except the word yellow. Striking.
Image: A That Girl In Yellow Boots movie poster
Shor In The City
The 'Be bad or be dead' tagline, along with the lack of information about the characters, works as a very tantalising teaser.
Image: A Shor In The City movie poster
Everyone on the right side of the mirror image is screaming, actually, while the electric use of colour makes this a hard poster to look away from.
Image: A Shaitan movie poster
Four of them, aviator sunglasses in place, secure Kareena Kapoor, standing pretty in the middle of 'em all like a cat who got the cream.
Image: A Bodyguard movie poster
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
From the effeminate way Jimmy Shergill holds his gun to Mahie Gill's playmate pose, this poster screams of cheeky, quirky fun.
Image: A Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster movie poster
A poster that looks like a rave? There's a bit too much going on here with the Soundtrack poster but it is definitely enough to get us curious.
Image: A Soundtrack movie poster
Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Add to it that big bright pink heart, and you know Pyaar Ka Punchnama will be a different film. And it was.
Image: A Pyaar Ka Punchnama movie poster