Ijaazat, a 1987 movie, is directed by Gulzar. It is a romantic-comedy and drama movie with a gist of action starring Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, and Anuradha Patel in the leads. The film is based on a Bengali story by Subodh Ghosh, named, "Jatigriha".
Mahendra and Sudha accidentally meet in a railway station and reminisce about the life they left behind with and without each other.
A few years back, Mahendra was engaged to Sudha for five years but kept holding up the marriage. Even after marrying Sudha, Mahendra used to tell all the loving gestures that Maya did for him. The sudden arrival of Maya, disrupts the married life of Mahendra and Sudha.
Later, Mahendra bears a heart attack with grief when Sudha and Maya both leave him thinking about themselves as the problem. Maya takes care of Mahendra after the heart attack, but his outburst emotions come by when he receives a letter from Sudha, releasing him from the marriage.
With the end of the flashback, while Sudha comes to know about Maya’s death, Mahendra learns about Sudha’s second marriage. Sudha’s husband, approaches the station to pick her up. Sudha, on the other hand, touches Mahendra’s feet for forgiveness and seeks permission from her former husband to carry on with her future.