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Permission (1987)

Ijaazat (original title)
| Drama, Musical, Romance
Mahendra is in love with Maya and would like to marry her. But Maya is a woman of the 20th century, who does not believe in marriage, but would like to continue having a relationship. ... See full summary »

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Sudha
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Mahinder
Anuradha Patel ...
Maya
Ram Mohan
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Parvati (as Sulbha Deshpande)
Dina Pathak
Rita Rani Kaul
Ashok Mehta
Rajesh Bombaywala
Ashfaque Ahmed
Bhupinder Sharma
Sunil Advani
Bhaijee
Bhola
Monesh Prem
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Mahendra is in love with Maya and would like to marry her. But Maya is a woman of the 20th century, who does not believe in marriage, but would like to continue having a relationship. Mahendra's family pressures him into getting married, and he finally gives in and marries another woman by the name of Sudha. But Mahendra is unable to get Maya out of his mind, and his marriage with Sudha fails, and ends up with a formal separation. Years later, Mahendra and Sudha meet at a railway station, and both do remember each other, and share their experiences after their separation. There is one shocking experience that Maya does not share, but which Mahendra will find out soon. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Naseeruddin Shah's role was first offered to Sanjeev Kumar. Anuradha Patel's role was first offered to Hema Malini. See more »

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Chhoti si kahaani se
Sung by Asha Bhosle
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Brilliant in its simplicity
24 November 2004 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

Gulzar's Ijaazat is easily the benchmark for Indian movies. The story, script and the surprise element in the movie is beyond comparison. The direction is superb with the added magic of mind blowing songs--music and lyrics. What I liked best about the movie is the passion displayed in the sophisticated style of Gulzar. The passion between Rekha and Naseerudin Shah and between Naseeruddin and Anuradha has been dealt with amazing finesse and sophistication. The song " Mera Kuch Saaman" is amazing in its rendition and also the perfect description of the situation between the protagonists.

The humor displayed by Naseeruddin in the scene when the couple are back from their honeymoon, on the flight when Rekha is a little upset with him and he says "Don't get off half way" says everything about Gulzar's immense talent to use subtle humor in every situation


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