Jagte Raho


Old Raj Kapoor movies poster for sale: Jagte Raho (1956).

Featured here is an actual surviving original East German publicity poster of the old 1956 black and white Bollywood film produced by and starring the greatest entertainer of all time in Bollywood, Raj Kapoor (also known as The Show Man of Indian cinema).

Written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and directed by Amit Maitra and Sombhu Mitra, Jagte Raho (1956) was also released in Bengali as Ek Din Raatre. It was the last Raj Kapoor film to feature Nargis, who made a special appearance in the song “Jaago Mohan Pyaare” sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Raj Kapoor became a superstar in the Soviet Union after the release of his first film Awaara (1951) dubbed in Russian as “Bradagya.” Thanks to his already established popularity, Jagte Raho (1956) was a blockbuster at the Soviet box office, with 33.6 million tickets sold.

Distributed by R.K. Films, Jagte Raho (1956) won the prestigious Certificate of Merit at the National Film Awards, making this old Raj Kapoor movies poster, highly collectible!

This extremely unique promotional mini-poster (roughly A4 size) was designed and printed in East Germany during the Cold War for publicity of Jagte Raho in East German theaters.

The unique hand painted artwork seen in this old Bollywood movie poster was designed exclusively for the film’s promotion inside East German theaters and was only used in East Germany, making it truly one-of-a-kind and highly collectible.

This old Raj Kapoor film poster was printed and circulated during the original first release of the film in East Germany during the Cold War (1950s). This was the official promotional poster designed and printed for publicity of the film in East German theaters in the late 1950s but never ended up being used.

Printed in the late 1950s on vintage East German paper, very few posters of this type were made and only a handful have survived till date.

Featured here for sale is an almost impossible to find original East German Raj Kapoor Bollywood movie poster!

This old hand painted Bollywood film poster bears an extremely unique design that features a brilliant hand painted portrait of Raj Kapoor. In this poster, the artist has tried to capture Raj Kapoor from an iconic scene in the film. He is seen attempting to drink water from a tap, before being spotted by a security guard. The city skyline in the night is seen in the backdrop.

The soundtrack album of Jagte Raho (1956) was composed by Salil Choudhary, while lyrics were penned by Shailendra and Prem Dhawan. It featured the timeless classic, “Zindagi Khwab Hai, Khwab Me Jhuth Kya Aur Bhala Sach Hai Kya” sung by Mukesh. “Main Koi Jhoot Boleya” sung by Mohammed Rafi and S. Balbir was another popular song from the film.

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Film Jagte Raho (Sometimes also spelled as “Jaagte Raho.” English Translation: Stay Awake)
Release 1956
Cast Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Motilal, Pradeep Kumar, Sumitra Devi, Smriti Biswas, Pahari Sanyal Sulochana Chatterjee, Daisy Irani, Nemo, Nana Palshikar & Iftekhar
Print Date Late 1950s
Size 11.5″x8″ inches (A4 size)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Zero
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Drukerei Fortschritt Frfurt
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Large mailing envelope


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