The trailer for acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s maiden India-set project ‘Beyond The Clouds’ is finally here.
Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khatter and Malayalam actress Malavika Mohanan’s acting in the 2-minutes long trailer has already left critics impressed. Ishaan and Malavika play siblings Amir and Tara who live in Mumbai’s dhobi ghat. Amir, who dreams of making it big, gets entangled in drug peddling to achieve his dreams. Amir takes the help of his older sister Tara to escape the chasing police. But, in a bid to help her brother, she lands up in prison.
The film presents an amalgamation of three languages (Hindi, Tamil and English) instead of it being shot and dubbed separately. Each language will form a major part of the film and will be used in the scenes and setups that befit those languages.
The music of the film is composed by Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman, cinematography by Anil Mehta and the film’s Hindi dialogues have been penned by Vishal Bhardwaj.
Majid is known for internationally recognised films like The Song of Sparrows (2008) and Children of Heaven (which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998).
Produced by Zee Studios and Namah Pictures, Beyond The Clouds had its Indian premiere at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa on 20 November last year.
Beyond The Clouds is scheduled to release on 23 March.