Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957 film)

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Tumsa Nahin Dekha
The film poster which features face of Ameeta on right and film title on the left, in the foreground. In background are two men fighting and clouds spread over whole poster.
Theatrical release poster
Hindi तुमसा नहीं देखा
Urdu تم نے نہیں دیکھا
Directed by Nasir Hussain
Produced by Shashadhar Mukherjee
Screenplay by Nasir Hussain (also dialogues)
Story by Nasir Hussain
Music by O. P. Nayyar
Cinematography Marshall Braganza
Edited by Babu Lavande
Distributed by
  • Filmistan
  • Ultra[1]
Release date
  • 1957 (1957)
Running time
141 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 1 crore (US$140,000)[2]

Tumsa Nahin Dekha (English: Saw nobody like you) is a 1957 Indian bollywood romance drama film, produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee while written and directed by Nasir Hussain, of Filmistan Pvt. Ltd. The film marked Hussain's evolution into a director. He had written films such as Munimjee and Paying Guest.

The film was conceived as a star vehicle for its heroine Ameeta, who was the protégée of Filmistan Studios owner Tolaram Jalan. Much care was taken with her make-up, wardrobe and lighting. Much of the film's extensive publicity was also built around the actress.

The film's huge success at the box office made the then-struggling Shammi Kapoor an overnight sensation instead. This was the film in which he developed his own individual look and youthful style, and was his first light-hearted musical and its success helped move him to acting in this genre. The film also stars the popular villain and character actor Pran. Its music is by O.P. Nayyar and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The film was originally offered to Dev Anand, but he declined, due to which Shammi Kapoor was casted. The film's original lyricist was Sahir, who wrote the title song, but he too opted out and Majrooh Sultanpuri took his place. [Interview by Shammi Kapoor to CNN IBN telecast after his death, on 15 August 2011]


Twenty years ago, after killing his brother, Sardar Rajpal flees from his hometown in Shillong and re-locates to the rural area of Assam along with his adopted daughter Meena. He asks his wife Kamla, to send their son Shankar, so that he can employ him and get him married to Meena. Shankar arrives and he is welcomed by Sardar, who employs him and introduces him to Meena. A few days later, another young man shows up at his door claiming to be Kamla's son. A baffled Sardar also welcomes him, and puts both the young men under observation in order to find who the real Shankar is. The question remains: why would anyone want to impersonate Shankar, and what will happen to Sardar himself after the Police catch up with him for killing his brother 20 years ago?



Tumsa Nahin Dekha
Soundtrack album by O. P. Nayyar
Released December 10, 1957 (1957-12-10)[3]
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Saregama[4]
O. P. Nayyar chronology
Naya Daur
Tumsa Nahin Dekha



All music composed by O. P. Nayyar.

No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."Tumsa Nahin Dekha"Sahir LudhianviMohammed Rafi3:29
2."Chhupnewale Samne Aa"Majrooh SultanpuriMohammed Rafi5:51
3."Jawanian Yeh Mast Mast"SultanpuriMohammed Rafi2:32
4."Sar Par Topi Lal"SultanpuriAsha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi5:50
5."Dekho Kasam Se"SultanpuriAsha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi1:03
6."Aaye Hai Door Se"SultanpuriAsha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi4:12
Total length:21:57


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