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Ijaazat (1987)

| 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
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Parvati (as Sulbha Deshpande)
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 sudha does not share, but which Mahendra will find out soon. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A cover version of "Mera Kuchh Saaman (Some Of My Things)" was in the album Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet,You Have Stolen My Heart,Song's From R.D. Burman's Bollywood. This album was released internationally. See more »

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Chhoti si kahaani se
Sung by Asha Bhosle
Music by Rahul Dev Burman (as R D Burman)
Lyrics by Gulzar
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a bend in the road to the best romantic film ever
10 May 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

ijaazat is gulzar at its best. the film takes off from the moist surreal world of dripping branches with panchamda's out of this world music right into the heart of the characters. this kind of love we have left behind in the last century, when the world was slower, the skies more blue and there was still some magic left in the affairs of the heart. thoroughly enjoyble, be prepared to give in to feelings you never knew to exist within you. nasiruddin, rekha are in the performances of their lives and anuradha, you can't help falling in love with her. the music deserves special mention, panchamda finally created something to allow aashaji to come out of the legendary shadows of her sister.


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