Mausam Movie Review News
Shahid Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor age well in ‘Mausam’
Unlike a lot of films spanning long periods of time, Pankaj Kapur’s characters in his first directorial feature go through a realistic physical transformation. How did Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor do it?
Often in Bollywood filmmakers effortlessly weave time lapses into their stories, but don’t give a thought to the physical growth of their protagonists. For instance, in Saat Khoon Maaf, Priyanka Chopra has the chutzpah to look old and wrinkled, but her character’s physical metamorphosis from 17 to 70 is inconsistent. Drastic changes in her appearance don’t occur till she turns 50. But Mausam’s writer and director Pankaj Kapur ensures that his stars Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor consistently evolve externally through the ten-year long romance. Click here to read more
MAUSAM REVIEW: The film is slow and disappointing!
The unreal romance, forced situations and a stretched and repetitive plot make Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam an exasperating experience. Even Shahid Kapoor’s fine acting isn’t enough to rescue this inherently flawed script
Mausam is a love story set in the early ’90s and runs through a course of 10 years. And that’s where the biggest problem in the script lies. How can an old style romance of stolen glances, silent meetings, suffering and long hauls of separation be set in a time when everything from love to communication happens at faster than lightning speed? But if you are willing to let go of this flaw continue reading… Click here to read more
MAUSAM Quick Movie Review: Shahid Kapoor scores
The actor manages a standout performance, one that should overshadow his Jab We Met role
It may be the first time Pankaj Kapoor is directing a full-length Hindi film, but he gets it more right than many who are seasoned in the craft. Mausam, the new release of the week, starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, is not the perfect film, but is indeed most impressive, with fine work from everyone involved – the director, the actors, the cinematographer, even the music director (though he did have a little help from history with Abhi na jao chod kar and Ajeeb dastaan hain yeh). The story spans time, as all the press releases have said, as it describes the love story between Ayaat, a Kashmiri refugee girl (Sonam Kapoor) and Harry, an air force pilot (Shahid Kapoor). Click here to read more