I went to see the latest Shahid Kapur movie Mausam.
Folks, sympathise with me, puhleese.
Lots of spoilers ahead, but since you will be warned and wont waste money on such drivel, I think I can go ahead.
Mausam … you know what it reminded me of? It reminded me of the lines from The Song of the Ancient Mariner … We sailed like a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
Yeah, precisely. The story did not even move an inch. We have this girl and this boy, she is Kashmiri and he is a Punjabi. They meet at various intervals in a span of ten years. The world burns, but they keep mooning over one another.
All the disasters that can happen, they encounter
1. Mumbai bomb blast … check
2. Kargil War … check
3. 9/11 … check
4. Ahmedabad riots … check
All these things happen, they keep getting lovesick, and they dont even contact each other!!! Sheesh, havent they heard of mobile phones, facebook and smses???
She writes to him …
And lovesick couple, dont you get it? Even the Gods dont want you together, whenever you meet each other, terrorists strike!
Oh yeah – story
There isnt any
There is just the news items I am talking about, and their love.
And I dont know how it ended okay
I walked out once they miss each other at the Ahmedabad railway station.
Mausam is truly bad weather
It is smogy, airless and boring