Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Pradeep Kumar, Motilal/ Re-Mastered To Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Black & White/English Subtitles.
Jagte Raho is an allegoric film about darkness and light, where darkness is the cloak of respectability under which a city supposedly sleeps but thrashes around in the throes of crime and evil. Mohan (Raj Kapoor) is a simple villager who comes to the city one night, searching for water to drink. He is mistaken for a thief and stumbles into a building in his search for a hiding place. Running from one flat to another, he finds himself the unwitting witness to some crime or another being committed... It seems a night without end, but there is an end, the coming of a dawn at which Mohan discovers that the terrible darkness of the night is only half the truth... the other half is the beautiful day...
Jagte Raho became one of Raj Kapoors best remembered films, winning him a nomination for the Best Actor Filmfare Award. This film won the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia in 1957. The film is also a swan song of sorts, Motilal, as a drunkard ("Zindagi khwab hai"), gave one of his best performances at the tail end of his acting career and Nargis did her last role with Raj Kapoor in the film, appearing only in the last scene which became Hindi cinemas most haunting images. Filled with the longing beauty of Salil Chowdhurys music and the song "Jaago Mohan Pyare", the film is Raj Kapoors most poignant films.