Yun toh humne lakh hasein dekhe hain (female) – Asha Bhonsle – O P Nayyar – Ameeta | Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957)

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This short song is the female version of this song.

Movie: This song appears in the 1957 hit movie Tumsa Nahin Dekha directed by Nasir Hussain (debut) and produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee. The movie starred late Shammi Kapoor, Ameeta, late Pran, late Raj Mehra, late Anjali Devi, etc.

20 years ago, Gopal (B M Vyas) flees his hometown in Shillong after killing his friend, who had taken advantage of his gambling fixation and had looted him. Gopal relocates to a village in Assam with his adopted daughter Meena (Ameeta). On Meena’s suggestion, he gives an ad in the newspaper for his long-lost wife Kamla (Anjali Devi) to send his son Shankar (Shammi Kapoor) over to his estate. He camouflages the ad by calling his wife by the pet name Kammo, he used, but, mentioned his new name Sardar Rajpal.

However, his enemies understand the covert message and decide accordingly. Meena visits the city for a friend’s birthday and while she returns via the first-class train compartment meets Shankar, who introduces himself as Prem Kumar. Both must get into the same horse carriage after their train journey to reach their destination. Post some hilarious incidents, Meena reaches home.

When she reaches home a man named Shankar (Pran) has been appointed the manager of the estate by her uncle. At the same time, she cannot get the man called Prem Kumar off her mind. Soon, the man calling himself Shankar is in a mood to play the piano. Meena sings this song accompanying the piano, remembering Prem Kumar. The man calling himself Shankar, however, thinks that the song was intended for him.

Song: The music of this song was composed by O P Nayyar and the lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi. The lyrics are similar. But, the difference lies in the picturization.

The gist of the song is, “I have seen several men. But, I have never met someone like you. Oh, your look. Oh, your style. Who will not fall for these qualities? Are these your hair or clouds? Are these your eyes or lightning? Who knows, who would be punished? I have seen several men. I have never seen someone like you.”

Video: Cinematography is by Marshall Braganza.

The video opens with the shot of a cowboy painting. Ameeta thinks that it is Shammi Kapoor and he is playing the harmonica. The playing of harmonica follows the music of the song. He winks at her and she looks at him mesmerized and as if in a trance. Then, she smiles and begins the song.

Shammi Kapoor smiles with surprise looking out from the painting. Pran looks at the mirror on the piano and thinks she is singing for him. She goes and sits on a rocking chair. The song and the video end abruptly.

Artists: The playback singer is Asha Bhonsle and onscreen performances are by Ameeta, Shammi Kapoor and Pran.

Cultural Influence: The heroine has fallen in love with the hero and sings the same song he had sung for her before. The villain thinks she is singing this song for him and continues playing the piano happily. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.

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