Chandini Mansinghani, BeyondHeadlines
The much awaited directorial debut of Pankaj Kapoor, movie Mausam staring Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor released this Friday (23.09.2011) after having about four changes in dates due to reasons like delay in obtaining the No Objection Certificate from the Indian Air force or not completing the movie on time.
After getting to see many actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithink Roshan playing roles of officers in uniform, it was least expected of Shahid who is generally known for his chocolate boy looks to play the same. Of course over the years he has been trying to play different characters in films like Kaminay. In spite of not having the height and the boy next door look, Shahid truly pulled off his character to the best!
Mausam is the love story of Harinder Singh (Harry) who later becomes Squadron leader Harinder Singh and Aayat Rasoo. Both meet in Harry’s (Shahid) hometown in Punjab. Aayat (Sonam Kapoor) being a Kashmiri refugee comes to stay with her aunty and in the course of Harry’s elder sister’s wedding the silent love story begins. Significant events from the Indian history portray the ups and downs in their love life. A lot of other characters that off Supriya Pathak ,Anupam Kher, Aditi Sharma and the entire group of Shahid’s friends make the movie complete.
It is not surely the typical Hindi film romance but much more to just masala. The second half of the movie takes a slow pace which makes it a little difficult to hold the attention of the audience.
The highlights of the movie could be the sets, dialogue delivery and some songs like Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya Oye, Sajh Dhaj Ke and Mallo Malli by Pritam.
Sonam with her ever stunning looks together with Shahid manage to give an outstanding performance that people won’t forget that easily. But the only question is after all the tries to give a perfect movie will it stay on the box office ¿