Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mausam: An Artist's rendition

Here I was, a Tom Cruise fan skimming through the paper a year ago when I spotted something looking right out of Top Gun, it was Shahid Kapoor, in a mustache! with Tom's Top Gun hairstyle and uniform. I laughed a lot that day. He did look funny and I forgot about it.
And then came the trailers few weeks back and suddenly I was hooked. Despite subtle references to Top Gun, the movie looked interesting, it WAS Pankaj Kapoor making it after all. and Shahid Kapoor didn't hurt the eye, he looked good, his dance moves interesting and his smile, a faint reminiscent of Tom cruise. I HAD to see this movie!!!
I was warned against it by people and then my exams put everything on hold. Luckily I visited my mom's friend, the other day and she was all praises for the movie. Army people after all, she loved the whole air force plot of the movie despite the real less screen space it got and that was reason enough and I went for it today.
And Mausam, is a like a canvas to me and Pankaj Kapoor is an amazing awe-inspiring artist. It's like looking at such a simple story with deep intricacies in it. Nuances that are not obvious at first but the whole experience extremely beautiful. The simple story, the cliches, the accidents and the obvious plot line are all just there to enhance the complete landscape that has been painted.
And the most beautiful part of the movie is the "idea" behind it, meshing world "events" with a love story, it reminded me of Leo Tolstoy and his storytelling. The rustic village of Punjab, the Scottish highland and the Indian Airforce, all make up for an amazing experience as a movie goer and such a relief after brain numbing films like Bodyguard and Dabangg took over the cinema halls.
Mausam is not a movie you see for the story or the songs or the actors, it is for the director you should watch it and for the experience.
Pankaj Kapoor is an truly and artist.!
And the Tom Cruise lover that i am..I love Shahid's copied hairstyle and uniform. :D :D
And the fact that every Fauji is a superhero according to Hindi Films. I love it! :D

1 comment:

  1. First time some positive review of MAUSAM....