Last three weeks I have just watched movies that are high on publicity and promotions however zero in content and novelty.
After being cheated by Salman Khan and Imran Khan in their recent releases Bodyguard and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, I mustered courage and went to watch 'Mausam' starring Shahid and Sonam Kapoor. I have always been a huge fan of Pankaj 'Karamchand' Kapoor who happens to be the father of Shahid and also the director of Mausam. After watching the promos, listening to the songs and checking out interviews given by Shahid and Sonam, about how they have poured all their acting talents into this much in long making movie, I was determined to watch it.
The movie starts with a bang and that's that. There is no story, there is no novelty and there is nothing to look forward to. The movie is an endless saga of 'hide and seek' between Shahid and Sonam. The movie is one that checks your patience, I think the last such movie I saw was 'Sawariya'.
Everyone in the audience was squirming in their seats, waiting for the movie to end. It was such a pathetic fare that I didn't know what to do, whether to sit and watch or go off to sleep.
The cinematography is wonderful, music is fantastic, acting by Shahid and Supriya Pathak is good, Sonam is okay (I think I liked her more in I Hate Luv Storys and Aisha - although both were equally pathetic).
Story, dialogue, screenplay and direction by the GREAT Pankaj Kapoor is very BAD. I think he should just stick to his acting and never ever venture out directing movies in future, if he does, I am sure, I would not want to ever watch it.
Overall, the movie will not do that well at the box office and please avoid it completely.