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Mausam – movie review

A love story beyond romance


Mausam - movie review

Mausam (Seasons of Love) is a story of timeless love in the face of political hostilities and religious conflict, between a proud Punjabi Air Force Officer, Harry (Shahid Kapoor) and an innocent Kashmiri refugee, Aayat (Sonam Kapoor).

Four seasons. Four colours. Four phases of their lives. Four true historical events. Mausam – movie review…

Set against a landscape that transcends a decade and spans continents, Mausam is a classic journey that transports one into a world of indestructible bonds of love enveloped by the roulette of destiny.

The film has been shot in the beautiful locations of London, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Scotland, Switzerland, and India.

In its first season, the film begins with mere adolescent attraction between Harry and Aayat, in a small village of Punjab. In the second season, it develops into young love, their love realizes its own depth in the hours of separation through season three. In the fourth and final season, their love culminates into togetherness, but not before sacrificing a lot personaly and learning the truth behind universal love. It is a passionate love story, with various shades of life as its background, questioning us and yet not becoming indulgent.

Squadron Leader Harrindar Singh, fondly known as Harry is our protagonist. He has the makings of a perfect lover and the shadows of every girls dream. He starts his journey as a mischievous, youthful, clever boy at the peak of adolescence who transforms into a man with bold qualities of chivalry, kindheartedness and respect. As an officer of the Indian Air force he is suave and charming with a flare for humor and a depth of character.

We also see the shade of a warrior with a deeper passion for his body of work and his country. In the chapters of Harry’s character there is the component of compassion, loyalty and bravery, may it be as a lover or as a fighter.

Through the turmoil of emotion arises this character of Aayat (Sonam Kapoor) sketched as a girl perfect to fall in love with. Beginning as scared and timid in a new place with fears from her past but with innocence, beauty and charm on her side and grown into a beautiful, passionate and versatile woman, possessing the essence of a kind, loving and robust heart. She stands the test of time and pain eventually to be flourished with the colour of love and happiness emitting from her.

‘Mausam’ is a story of timeless love in the face of political hostilities and religious conflict, between a Harry and an innocent Kashmiri refugee, Aayat. Excellent performances from Sonam Kapoor and Aditi Sharma. Shahid Kapoor puts in a performance of a lifetime.

Much to the viewers delight debutant director Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam is wonderful in the first hour with fresh moments, beautiful village settings and infuses life in his characters with an old-fashioned bollywood classic charm but as it progresses, it becomes a drag especially in the later stage.

Cast of Mausam:
Shahid Kapoor – Harinder Singh / Harry
Sonam Kapoor – Aayat
Anupam Kher – Maharaj Krish
Supriya Pathak – Fatimah Bua
Aditi Sharma – Lajjo
Manoj Pahwa – Tangewala
Vaibhav Talwar – Javed Rasool
Lorna Anderson – Maria
Callum Fuller – RAF Officer
Ken Matthews – Art Dealer
Joseph Andrew Mclean – RAF Officer

Credits & Crew of Mausam:
Presented By Eros International, Vistaar Religare Film Fund
Produced By Sunil Lulla and Sheetal Vinod Talwar
Banner – A Cinergy Production
Written By Pankaj Kapur
Directed by Pankaj Kapoor
Screenplay by Pankaj Kapoor
Music by Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist – Irshad Kamil
Cinematography – Binod Pradhan
Film Editing by Sreekar Prasad
Distributed by Eros International Media Ltd., Vistaar Religare Film Fund, Cinergy
Casting by Honey Trehan
Production Design by Samir Chanda
Costume Design by Annamika Khanna
Assistant Directors – Ravi Chhabriya, Gauri Daswani, Arif Khan, Baljeet Singh Marwah, Shamin Mistry, Balakrishnan Thevar
Production Coordinator – Jyoti Agrawal
Post Production – Gaurav Gupte
Choreographer – Ahmed Khan
Action – Sham Kaushal
Sound – Subhash Sahu
Mausam – movie review