Internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is all set to make his debut in Indian cinema with Beyond the Clouds. Majidi’s diverse portfolio comprises of highly praised films like The Willow Tree, Children of Heaven and The Song of Sparrows. With Beyond the Clouds, the director has delved into the underbelly of Mumbai city in India.
The much anticipated trailer of the movie produced by Zee Studios and Eyecandy Films is out for the Indian audience. It highlights some of Majidi’s most favorite themes like the struggles of life and the intricacies of human relationships.
The trailer gives us a glimpse into the bond between a teenage boy, Amir and his elder sister living in Mumbai. At first, the boy speaks of his dreams and expresses his love for his sister Tara. But then, things get tense as the boy seems to display mysterious behavior. His actions hint at his involvement in a drug deal. The narrative gains momentum with the police chasing the boy through the traffic-clogged streets of Mumbai. Following the shady activities of Amir, a tragic incident seems to throw Tara behind the bars. The 2:15 minutes long trailer comes to an end as we begin to see the struggles just beginning to overshadow the protagonists.
Beautifully captured shots of Mumbai’s cityscape are visible throughout the trailer. The representation of the urban setting is very realistic and the high-energy sequences are awe-inspiring.
The latest posters offer a closer look at the two lead characters in the movie. These yellow-tinged posters are also in tune with Majidi’s iconic style. Furthermore, the minimalist look and the melancholic faces generate a lot of curiosity about their stories.
Debutante Ishaan Khatter plays the male protagonist Amir. In the trailer, he is seen sporting a rugged adolescent look. His tanned appearance and curly locks add to the intriguing aura of his character. In order to get into the role better, the actor got himself tattooed.
Malayalam actress Malavika Mohanan plays the role of Tara, the female protagonist. The trailer shows her character getting in trouble in a bid to protect her brother. Keeping up with Ishaan’s look, Malavika too appears rustic and curious.
Watch the trailer here:
Beyond the Clouds is set for worldwide release on March 23, 2018 in three languages-Hindi, English and Tamil. The film marks the debut of Ishaan Khatter, the younger brother of Shahid Kapoor. It is also marks the entry of Malayalam film actress Malavika Mohanan in Hindi cinema. Academy-award winner A.R.Rahman has composed the music for the film.