Mausam is a Hindi language film directed and written by Pankaj Kapoor under the Vistaar Religare Film Fund banner. The film stars Shahid Kapoor opposite Sonam Kapoor along with Pankaj Kapoor. The film marks the first time that Shahid Kapoor has been in a film opposite his father Pankaj Kapoor. It is also Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut film. The film was originally expected to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, but was canceled on September 13, 2010; one day before the scheduled premiere because of delays with the film. The film was originally scheduled for release on July 22nd, but was postponed to September 16th, but has been once again delayed by one week, thus having a September 23rd release.
Four Seasons. Four Colors.
Four different age groups of our protagonists. Four true historical events. This is what constitutes Film - Mausam
Mausam, a love story in its first season start with mere adolescent attraction between a Punjabi boy Harry, and a Kashmiri girl Aayat, in a small village of Punjab. It develops into young love between them in season two. Their love realizes its own depth in the hours of sepration throught season three. In the fourth and final season their love culminates into togetherness. But not before sacrificing a lot personally and learning the truth behind universal love. It is a passionate love story which sees, as its background various shades of life, questioning us and yet not becoming indulgent.
Shahid Kapoor- Harry Sq Leader Harrindar Singh, fondly known as Harry, 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 ado lance, 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 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. Harry is our protagonist.
Sonam Kapoor- Aayat Through the turmoil of emotion arises this character 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 grows into a beautiful, passionate and versatile woman, possessing the essence of a kid, loving, and robust heart. She stands the test of time and pain eventually to be flourished with the colors of love and happiness emitting from her.
The film was shot in Nepal, Edinburgh, Switzerland, Gwalior and Agra . Some of the night scenes were shot at ND Studios, where the streets of Scotland were re-created, after which they shot for a day at Film City. During shooting, Shahid Kapoor fell from a giant wheel, though not from a great height. He was taken to the doctor immediately and was advised two days of rest. Shooting resumed on May 20, 2010 and went on until May 25, 2010. The cast and crew left for Switzerland around 24 April 2010 for their last schedule. The film features Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in four different looks representing each of the four seasons. The trailer was launched on July 11, 2010.
The music of the film is composed by Pritam while the lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil.
The album received all over positive reviews from critics. Joginder Tuteja from Bollywood Hungama gave it 4 out of 5 stars and said: "Mausam is a fantastic album and has all the ingredients that make for a popular soundtrack. While 'Sajh Dhaj Ke' and 'Mallo Malli' are the pick of the lot when it comes to instant chartbusters in the making, 'Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya Oye' and 'Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi' are good enough to enjoy a rather extended shelf life. Just pick this one up!" Planet Bollywood stated: "The soundtrack of Mausam came with humungous expectations and ends up fulfilling the expectations of not just music connoisseurs, but also the lovers of pumped up and universally appealing music. (...) Overall the album is strongly recommended for adding to your music collection as soon as possible!" Rumnique Nannar of Bollyspice gave it 4 out of 5 stars, stating: The soundtrack to Mausam is one of the best Pritam soundtracks in a long while and hits back at all his detractors by showing what he is capable of. The soundtrack mixes both music the masses will love and music connoisseurs too; in short, it is a glorious return for Pritam! There is no real sore track in this album as the situational tracks are equally created with care, there is something for everyone to love on this album. An absolute must listen."
The film was in legal trouble in early August 2010, when Pankaj's old friend and former colleague Nawman Malik claimed that the title Mausam is registered under his name and filed a complaint with the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers. He was also claiming that the story of Mausam is his. Now, Mallik has moved the Mumbai High Court asking for an injunction against producer Sheetal Talwar and director Pankaj Kapur for using the title. He has demanded a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the title and has even submitted a digital film called Mausam, which he claims he made. In September, the film was also denied submission for censorship because the Air Force has objected to an 30 second long aerial action sequence with Shahid Kapoor who plays an Air Force pilot in Mausam. Special permission had been sought and granted to shoot in a real airbase. The Air Force were objecting to a dramatic action fight sequence with Shahid on board a Mirage fighter plane. Mausam producer Sheetal Talwar announced: "We had the script cleared by the Air Force on August 23, 2010. Now suddenly they're objecting to a sequence after it's been shot, edited and the film was ready for censoring?"
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