Gulzar’s unreleased movie Libaas (1988) will finally be out later this year. Produced by Vikas Mohan, the marital drama wasn’t released over differences between Mohan and Gulzar. Mohan died in 2016, and his son, Amul Mohan, will finally bring the movie to cinemas along with Zee Classic.
Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Raj Babbar, Libaas was screened for the first time at the International Film Festival of India four years after it was made. Mohan wanted a different ending to the story, but when Gulzar refused, he decided to can the film.
Based on Gulzar’s short story Seema, Libaas is about Sudhir (Naseeruddin Shah) and Seema (Shabana Azmi), whose marriage collapses after Seema leaves Sudhir for his childhood friend TK (Raj Babbar). The movie boasts of a winning soundtrack by RD Burman.