Jagte Raho (1956)
(Certified: Sep 5, 1956)
In hopes of improving his lifestyle, a poor peasant (Raj Kapoor) re-locates to Bombay virtually penniless. It is late at night and he is thirsty, and he is unable to find water anywhere. A singing drunk (Motilal) offers him money to buy some alcohol, but the money is snatched away by a taxi-driver. In desperation, the peasant attempts to drink from a fire hydrant, but is stopped by a Police Constable. Then he sneaks into a multi-storied apartment complex, and is mistaken for a thief. The entire building, which consists of over 200 units, housing nearly a 1000 people, set out to hunt him down. He first stumbles into the house of Kailash (Rashid Khan) - who makes illicit alcohol, while his daughter Sati (Smriti Biswas) is secretly romancing another tenant, Pradeep (Pradeep Kumar); the peasant then runs into another apartment - just in time to see the husband (Pahadi Sanyal) attempting to steal his wife, Meenu (Sulochana Chatterjee)'s valuables, so that he can get enough money to gamble on a race-horse; he hides in a drum and makes his way around the huge building and ends up as a corpse at the apartment of Ramnarayan Malik (Nemo), who prints counterfeit rupee notes. Watch what happens when he earns the wrath of Ramnarayan and his men, ends up on a drain pipe several stories high - with scores of residents hurling stones at him - and Ramnarayan's men waiting on the terrace with weapons to kill him.