Prominent Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's much awaited Beyond the Clouds will hit the theatres n April 20, 2018. Starring Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan in pivot roles, the film will explore the relationship between two siblings in the Indian context. One can say, this movie is a grown-up version of Majid's previous project, Children of Heaven.
For you, Ishaan Khatter and Malavika might be new faces but Majidi is known for his grand work around the globe. So please do have a look at these five reasons which will provoke you to book the tickets now!
The realistic approach
If you've seen any of Majid Majidi's previous work then you know, that he is anything but realistic. Majid, who takes Styajit Ray and Shyam Benegal as his influences, wants Bollywood to feel a certain connect with its audience and with Beyond the Clouds, he expects to bridge this gap.
If you see the trailer of the film, you will notice the dark setting and narrative from most mainstream Bollywood films. The story follows a brother-sister duo who are on the run from cops after a drug bust. Things take a bad turn when Tara (Mohanan) ends up in the jail to protect her brother, Amir (Khatter).
Beyond the Clouds opened IFFI last year and since then, it has been featured at various global film festivals. It was also one of the Best Film nominees at the London Film Festival.
The star cast
Beyond The Clouds is Ishaan's debut movie into the world of movies, and it is the first Hindi film for south actor Malavika Mohanan. But so far, it looks like they're both born naturals. Their approach towards the characters seems genuine and even their brother-sister chemistry looks intense. Majidi has maintained in his interviews how casting the right people is like a ‘job-half-done’ for him.
Mostly when foreign filmmakers decide to work in India, they end up doing something like Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. They rarely focus on anything beyond the adversities of the poverty-stricken classes. But that is not the case with Majid, he intends to step away from such superficial glances and present a very non-westernised look at the country’s class politics.
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!