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Ijaazat (1987)

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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. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anuradha Patel ...
Ram Mohan
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Parvati (as Sulbha Deshpande)
Dina Pathak
Rita Rani Kaul
Ashok Mehta
Rajesh Bombaywala
Ashfaque Ahmed
Bhupinder Sharma
Sunil Advani
Monesh Prem


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 (

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A very nice movie with good scripting and great 'kavithas'
1 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie draws very strong performances from the three main characters Nasrudeen Shah, Rekha, and Anuradha Patel. This is an oft touched topic, and the story IS slightly off-beat for 'those times'. The melancholy that pervades the night at the train station and slow revelation about the character's past through flash backs are both done very neatly.

If you watch carefully, a lot of subtle attitudes and character sketch is done through very simple acts. Nasrudeen shah impatiently fiddles with the switch in the bathroom, he throws his towel carelessly and it falls down on the first try. Rekha walks and talks very slowly and is always pensive.

The songs should not have been there in the first place. It looked very odd for this otherwise good movie. I was completely mesmerized by the 'kavithas' that brace the episodes (especially with Anuradha Patel).

Since IMDb does not allow to write Hindi transliteration: a translation of one of them is

What to say of habits? Habit, it has become, for us to breathe. Habit, it has become, for us to live. We continue to live. and, We continue to live.

There are many many more.

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