Well said. Yes, Tumsa Nahin Dekha isn't a great film, but it's a great Shammi Kapoor showcase - especially if you compare it to the films he'd done before this, like Rail ka Dibba, Rangeen Raatein, or Shama Parwana. It's as if you were watching a completely different man. I am a little sceptical about the well-worn story aspect, though - except possibly the 'long-lost son' bit of it. The rest - the falling in love with long-lost parent's foster child, the villain trying to pass himself off as the son, etc - were yet to become (as far as I know) popular storylines. I think this was the first time Nasir Hussain used that formula.
Thanks for the clarification, dustedoff. I guess that's the drawback to seeing a film like this "out of order" - the novelty of its plotlines is lost on me through having seen the films which copied it. The weird thing is that I find myself with a very itchy philtrum as I type this - perhaps watching too much Pran is contagious?
"The weird thing is that I find myself with a very itchy philtrum as I type this - perhaps watching too much Pran is contagious?"Haha. As long as you aren't tempted to try tracking down millionaires with long-lost sons, and impersonating those sons - I think you're fine.