Seema (1955 film)

Seema (English: limit, horizon) is a 1955 Bollywood film starring Balraj Sahni and Nutan, and directed by Amiya Chakravarty.

Directed byAmiya Chakravarty
Produced byAmiya Chakrabarty
Written byAmiya Chakrabarty (screenplay, story)
Chandrakant (dialogue)
Balraj Sahni
Shubha Khote
Santosh Kumar (actor)
Music byShankar Jaikishan
CinematographyV. Babasaheb
Edited byD. B. Joshi
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)


After her parents pass away, teenager Gauri goes to live with her paternal uncle, Kashinath, and his wife. She is ill-treated there, made to do all the housework, and verbally abused by her aunt. She is made to work as a servant for meager wages in another household, and her earnings are taken away by her aunt. One day, Kashinath is summoned to the Police Station where he is told that since Gauri has been convicted of stealing a necklace from her employer, she is placed under his care for 12 months. Kashinath undertakes to look after her, but she manages to escape, and beats up Bankelal, who had originally accused her of stealing the necklace. The Police are summoned again, and this time Gauri is placed with Shree Satyanand Anathalaya, an orphanage run by a compassionate Manager, Ashok. Gauri revolts against all the rules imposed upon her and she is placed in solitary, where she ends up breaking all the windows and furniture. Then one day she escapes, beats up Bankelal severely, and returns. She is once again placed in solitary. Then Ashok and his associate Murlidhar find out that Bankelal had framed Gauri, and they inform the Police, who make Bankelal confess. In this way, Gauri gets a pardon, and is asked to leave the orphanage, but she refuses to do so and stays on after promising that she will always obey Ashok. When Ashok has a heart attack, she proposes to stay and look after him, but Ashok wants her to leave and get married to Murlidhar. The question remains, will Gauri disobey Ashok or keep her promise and get married to Murlidhar?



All the songs[1] were composed by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics were penned by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.

1 "Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai" Manna Dey Shailendra 05:22
2 "Kahaan Jaa Raha Hain" Mohammed Rafi Shailendra 04:26
3 "Man Mohana Bade Jhoothe" Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra 04:09
4 "Ye Duniya Gam Ka Mela Hai" (Hame Bhi De Do Sahara, Ke Besahare Hain) Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri 04:19
5 "Baat Baat Me Rutho Na" Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri 04:08
6 "Suno Chhoti Si Gudiya" (Happy) Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri 02:40
7 "Suno Chhoti Si Gudiya" (Sad) Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri 05:45


  • 1957: Filmfare Best Actress Award: Nutan
  • 1957: Filmfare Best Story Award: Amiya Chakrabarty[2]


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