Tumsa Nahin Dekha - 1957
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.
- Genre: Romantic
- Runtime: 156 Minutes
Tumsa Nahin Dekha is a 1957 film produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee for Filmistan and written and directed by Nasir Hussain. The film marked Hussain's evolution into a director. He had written films like 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.
Ironically, the film's huge success at the box office, made the then-struggling Shammi Kapoor, an overnight sensation instead. This was the film where 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 Amita and Shammi Kapoor came in his place. The film's original lyricist was Sahir who wrote the title song but he too opted out and Majrooh took his place.