Tumsa Nahin Dekha is a 1957 film produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee for Filmistan- the breakaway studio formed by some old Bombay Talkies hands like Sashadhar. The film marked Nasir Hussain 's evolution into a director. He had written films like Munimjee and Paying Guest. This film he wrote and directed.
The film was conceived as a star vehicle for its heroine Ameeta, who had become the protigee of Filmistan Studios owner Tolaram Jalan. After years of supporting roles, he relaunched her with Tumsa Nahin Dekha. The film was made with the primary focus on promoting Ameeta as a star and much care was taken with her make-up, wardrobe and lighting. Much of the films extensive publicity was also built around the actress.
Ironically, the films 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 in him moving to acting in this genre. The film also stars the popular villain and character actor Pran. Its music is by O.P. Nayyar.