Jagte Raho


Extremely rare original old Raj Kapoor film poster of the hit Bollywood movie Jagte Raho (1956) for sale.

This is an actual surviving original East German publicity poster of the 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).

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 (mid 1950s). This was the official promotional poster designed and printed for publicity of the film in East German theaters in the mid 1950s but never ended up being used.

Printed in the mid 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.

Jagte Raho is a 1956 Bollywood film directed by Amit Maitra and Sombhu Mitra, produced by and starring Raj Kapoor. It was also produced in Bengali as Ek Din Raatre.

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Film Jagte Raho (English Translation: Stay Awake)
Release 1956
Cast Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Motilal, Pradeep Kumar & Sumitra Devi
Print Date Mid 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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