Stepping into direction for the first time, actor Pankaj Kapoor’s film ‘Mausam’ is a romantic story of timeless love that survives political hostilities and religious conflicts spanning over a decade. Starring Pankaj’s son Shahid Kapoor and the beautiful Sonam Kapoor, the film is about a love story ruled by destiny.
‘Mausam’ is the story of a Punjabi air force officer Harinder Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor) and a Kashmiri girl Aayat (played by Sonam Kapoor). Set in a backdrop of sprawling lush green fields of Punjab and the picturesque Scotland, ‘Mausam’ is a classic journey of love that represents four seasons…
The first half of the film is good, with some hilarious moments here and there.. However, the film’s drama slowly unfolds over time with the historic events in Indian history like the terrorist attacks in Kashmir, Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, Mumbai blasts in 1993 and the Gujrat riots in 2002. Each of the terror attacks play a vital role for the story to move forward.
Director Pankaj Kapoor has done a splendid job in building up a love story between a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy through an arching sweep of history..The film looks like a piece of art, a piece that has been carefully and meticulously planned. ‘Mausam’ is one of the best-looking films in recent times.
Pankaj Kapoor tells an old-fashioned story of love, separation and reunion with his excellent film making ability..Music of the film is good and must say Pritam has done a good job..Cinematographer Binod Pradhan too impresses with his work as he captures the couple against breathtaking backdrops in rural Punjab and Scotland.
Actor Shahid Kapoor clearly emerges as the star of the film…His transformation from the boy next door to the mature IAS officer is simply commendable.. He beautifully plays one of the most challenging roles of his career. Aditi Sharma gives a decent performance.
Sonam Kapoor for the first time in her career has given a worthwhile performance. Her simple looks, with minimalistic makeup in the first part and her transitions from one phase of her life to the other is notable. Her acting flaws in some of the scenes are overshadowed by his co-star’s performance.
Nevertheless, ‘Mausam’ is at times boring and becomes disappointing. So watch the film only if you are a die hard romantic at heart and is patient enough to watch a slow movie.. We at Bollywood Backstage give Mausam 3 stars on 5