With one of India's most reverred actor Pankaj Kapoor at the helm, Mausam which finally releases today after some delay, has attracted a huge buzz among the movie buffs. More than Shahid or Sonam, it's the credential of Pankaj Kapoor that's at stake.
Now, Mausam is an out-and-out love story spanning over a decade that witnessed Kashimiri violence, Babri Masjid demolition, Mumbai blasts, kargil war and gujarat riots. Despite all the grotesque things, the love survives. Mausam has the magical charm flowing on screen, coupled with some heart wrenching romantic tracks, beautiful landscapes, and electrifying perfomance by Shahid and Sonam.
But, the real problem with Mausam is its way bit lengthy, and due to a lack of an engaging script, the initial charm slowly falls apart. The pace is too slow, and at times you feel exhausted. Too many things spoil the show. And ultimately, Pankaj Kapoor simply can't make the loose ends meet.
I am a big fan of romantic movies. And Mausam, as it seemed, was so much of my type. But, sadly, Mausam leaves me disappointed. The silver lining among the wreckage is Shahid and Sonam, who delivered their career best performances. That's my two cents. Catch it when the DVD comes out and you have an option of 'fast-forward' at your disposal!