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Movie Poster
Directed by Gulzar
Produced by Vikas Mohan
Written by Gulzar
Based on Seema
by Gulzar
Starring Shabana Azmi
Naseeruddin Shah
Raj Babbar
Sushma Seth
Utpal Dutt
Music by R. D. Burman
Gulzar (lyrics)

Libaas (English: Clothing) is a 1988 Hindi drama film written and directed by Gulzar. The film based on short story Seema published in collected stories in Raavi Paar. It is about married couples of urban India having extramarital relations and adultery. The film won critical acclaim in international film festivals[citation needed] but never got released in India till date.

It was also the last film, until Dus Kahaniyaan got released in 2007, where Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah, the lead pair of Parallel Cinema in the 1980s, appeared together after giving notable performances in Sai Paranjpye's Sparsh (1980) and Shekhar Kapoor's Masoom (1983).[1]

On 22 November 2014, film was shown at the International Film Festival of India in Goa after a gap of 22 years since its screening at the International Film Festival at Bangalore in January, 1992.[2]




The music was by R. D. Burman with lyrics by Gulzar.

  • Sili Hawa Choo Gayi - Lata Mangeshkar [3]
  • Khamosh Sa Afsana - Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
  • Kya Bura Hai, Kya Bhala - Rahul Dev Burman, Lata Mangeshkar
  • Phir Kisi Shakh Ne - Lata Mangeshkar


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