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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
Hindiतुमसा नहीं देखा
Urduتم سا نہیں دیکھا
Directed byNasir Hussain
Written byNasir Hussain
Screenplay byNasir Hussain
Story byNasir Hussain
Produced byShashadhar Mukherjee
StarringShammi Kapoor
CinematographyMarshall Braganza
Edited byBabu Lavande
Music byO. P. Nayyar
Distributed by
  • Filmistan
  • Ultra[1]
Release date
  • 1957 (1957)
Running time
141 minutes
Box office1 crore (US$130,000)[2]

Tumsa Nahin Dekha (English: Saw nobody like you) is a 1957 Indian Hindi language 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 Munimji 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 cast. However, the director Nasir Hussain was in a quandary as he had already read the script to Dev Anand and Vyjayanthimala, but Mukerji prevailed and he also replaced Vyjayanthimala with Ameeta, who was the protégée of Filmistan Studios owner Tolaram Jalan. The film's original lyricist was Sahir, who wrote the title song, but he too opted out and Majrooh Sultanpuri took his place.


Twenty years ago, after killing his friend, 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 friend 20 years ago?



Tumsa Nahin Dekha
Soundtrack album by
Released10 December 1957 (1957-12-10)[3]
GenreFilm soundtrack
O. P. Nayyar chronology
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Song Singer
"Jawaniyan Yeh Mast Mast" Mohammed Rafi
"Chhupnewale Samne Aa" Mohammed Rafi
"Tumsa Nahin Dekha" Mohammed Rafi
"Tumsa Nahin Dekha" Asha Bhosle
"Aaye Hai Door Se, Milne Huzoor Se" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Dekho Kasam Se Kehte Hai Tumse Haan" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Sar Par Topi Lal, Haath Mein Resham Ka Rumal" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi


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  2. ^ "Do you know how Tumsa Nahin Dekha did at the Box Office?". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
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  4. ^ "Tumsa Nahin Dekha Songs, Tumsa Nahin Dekha Movie Songs MP3 Download |". Retrieved 28 November 2021.