Gulzar unreleased film “Libaas” to hit theatres this year

Author, Poet and Filmmaker Gulzar in New Delhi on saturday. (Interview Photo for Web) Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal New Delhi 190316

Vastavam web:  In a treat for Gulzar fans on his 83rd birthday, his unreleased film “Libaas” is all set to hit the big screen this year.The unreleased title, made in 1988, was languishing in the archives of the Directorate of Film Festivals.Zee Classic with its brand proposition ‘Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana’ today announced the theatrical release of the movie.The story revolves around theatre director Sudhir (Shah) and his actor wife Seema (Azmi). Their life appears picture perfect, but appearances are often deceptive in the world of showbiz. The movie also features Raj Babbar, Sushma Seth, Utpal Dutt, Annu Kapoor and Savita Bajaj.The music has been composed by one of Gulzar’s frequent collaborators, R D Burman.It couldn’t be released at that time for some reason. This was my father’s life-long dream and I’m happy it’s finally coming true.”The film will be in theatres by the end of this year. We will announce the release date in a few weeks, after further discussion.” Gulzar, who is celebrating his 83rd birthday today, is one of the most prominent and prolific names in Hindi cinema. Besides being a successful poet and lyricist, he had an active career as a director that began with “Mere Apne” in 1971.He later went on to direct classics such as “Parichay”, “Aandhi”, “Mausam”, “Angoor”, “Ijaazat”, “Lekin…”, “Maachis” and “Hu Tu Tu”.