You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!

Posters of a movie come out way before a trailer, or even a teaser is released. These posters are brushed off as just looks of the actors in the movie, but, they sometimes tell the whole story. Have you ever wondered why it takes so long for the designers to come up with the final poster? It’s because a poster needs to make the first impression, and they try their best to make it memorable.

Here are the posters of movies that released in 2017, who told the story of the movies, but you missed their message.


From the war to Jauhar in Padmavati


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


Padmavati poster tells you the story of the whole movie, in just these two posters. The lotus on the poster with Ranveer Singh on it, symbolizes Rajputs, the enemies of Alauddin Khilji. Behind him is the war that was fought by the Rajputs and his army. The fact that the lotus is used as a commodity that is at the service of Alauddin Khilji signifies his wish to capture and own the Rajput queen Padmavati.

The next poster is of Deepika, as Padmavati. Her still in the poster is from a celebration, and the ladies behind her are holding torches, which is a still from the Jauhar that takes place in the end. This shows that Padmavati was celebrated for leading the women in the act of Jauhar.


Daddy’s real mugshot


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


The poster of daddy, sees Arjun Rampal holding a nameplate that is used to take his mugshot in the movie. The scene is in coloured print in the movie but has undergone a sepia filter for the poster. The poster has also been aged to make it look like an old photograph. On a close inspection, one can see the close resemblance that the makers of the film have made with the real mugshot of Arun Gawli.


The dispute in Toilet


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


The movie was based on the real-life story and the media websites had already covered the major plot before releasing the story. The marriage is on the rocks because there was no toilet constructed in the house. The film was a satirical comedy in support of government campaigns to improve the sanitation conditions, with an emphasis on the eradication of open defecation, especially in rural areas. In the poster, the symbol of Toilet is very conveniently placed on the wife, indicating the root of the revolution.


Mom in various languages


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


The poster of mom has the word mom written in numerous languages. This signifies that no matter where you go in the world, a mother will always be a mother to her young ones. It also means, that no matter what role she comes in, she will still be the personification of the word mom. It is important for the movie, as the storyline revolves around a step-mother who goes to unimaginable lengths to avenge her step-daughter.


The infinity in Raabta


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


The R in the poster of Raabta is the symbol of the rupee. In the movie, Sushant plays the role of the banker. The smudged scarlet letter As are indicating murder and bloodshed which happened in their past lives. If you see the left side of the poster, there is an infinity symbol with a text that says everything is connected. The plot is basically about Shiv and Saira who fall for each other and form an inseparable connection. Until Saira crosses paths with a reincarnated lover from a previous life who is determined to make her his lover again.


The Braille in Kaabil


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


Kaabil is the story of two lovers, whose disability is their lack of vision. This lack of vision first becomes their curse, as the girl gets raped when she is unable to see perpetrators enter her house. It then becomes the main attribute that helps and strengthens the husband’s plot of avenging her wife’s rapes and death, making it the biggest element of the plot. Under the line ‘The Mind Sees All’ on the poster, you can notice the same line written in Braille, thus signifying the disability of the lovers.


The letter A in Raees


You didn’t know these hidden messages in these movie posters!


If you look closely, you will be able to see that the alphabet on ‘Raees’ is placed lowest than the others. The movie was said to be based on criminal Abdul Latif’s life. The significance of ‘A’ has been kept in mind. His love (Mahira Khan) Aasiya Alam is the only one who understands him and loves him, and the pose that Mahira and Shahrukh stand in show how painful it is for Mahira to see him that way, but she still stands by her side.

Which of these symbols had you already noticed?

  • Alia Bhatt is the sweetheart of Bollywood. The actress is friends with everyone in the industry, and the whole film industry loves her. It could be the perks of being the amazing person she seems to be. But, she has many people that do not belong to Bollywood, or her family, that are constantly looking out for her. They are all her best friends, she has attained over her lifetime.
  • Akshay Kumar has been one actor that, even in his 50s, does not look that old. The actor has maintained a physique that no actor of his age has been able to maintain. He is fit, and the whole country takes inspiration from him. But, one thing we forget about the actor is the various looks he has kept throughout his career. So we celebrate the different styles that we have seen the actor in.
  • 2017 might have been a bad year for Bollywood, considering the bad movies, and the scarce Box Office collections that the movies made. Also, the controversies surrounding the movies this year, did them more harm than good. But, there are still a few movies from 2017, that we would watch again someday.
  • We have all heard struggle stories of our favourite celebrities, some have been waiters, and some might have been junior artists. But, too many have been backup dancers. From a field that has potentially more than a million people in it, these stars shone so brightly, that they became the cream of Bollywood. These stars started their journey with dancing behind superstars and are now working with them.
  • Bollywood is filled with people, who excel at acting. But other than acting and the storyline, there is another thing that makes our films blockbusters. Dancing! Bollywood movies are filled with dancers. Some dance like they have two left feet, but some, dance like there is no tomorrow. These are the dancers, we are paying a tribute to today.
  • Madame Tussauds is a gem in the age of modern museums, and the capital has become the lucky holder of this gem. Delhiites have become a part of the lucky few, who can now visit these lifelike celebrity wax statues. But, our favourite part is the amazing resemblance, and in some cases the disparity, of these wax figurines.
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  • Kapil Sharma leaves behind comedy in this one
  • Tera Intezaar should have waited for a better storyline!
  • Julie 2 is as boring as it is dirty!
  • Your soul will shudder by the unfortunate truth in the narrative
  • Tumhari Sulu will make you love the simple pleasures