10 reasons to watch Majid Majidi’s Hindi directorial debut
Oscar-nominated Iranian auteur Majid Majidi, known for his poetic cinematic narrative in films like Children Of Heaven (1997), The Color Of Paradise (1999), The Song Of Sparrows (2008), is gearing up for the release his first Hindi film, Beyond The Clouds.
Produced by Zee Studios and Namah Pictures, Beyond the Clouds will release on April 20. Here’s why you should not miss this film!
The Oscar-nominated Iranian director shot this film in India with an all Indian crew.
It launches Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan.
The musical partnership of AR Rahman and Majid Majidi.
It boasts of a powerful behind the camera crew — Vishal Bhardwaj (Hindi dialogue writer), Anil Mehta (DOP) and Honey Trehan (casting director).
The story is set against the backdrop of Mumbai. It is shot in a novel way, thanks to the vision of Majidi and the genius of DOP Anil Mehta.
Keeping in sync with Majidi’s world of cinema, this film too, is a beautiful take on human relationships — highlighting the dreams and hustle of a brother-sister duo.
The magic of Rahman’s music brings out the core of Mumbai in the two most popular tracks of the film’s album — Ey Chote Motor Chala and Aala Re.
The film has premiered at film festivals in London, Busan, Dubai, Palm Springs, Istanbul and IFFI in Goa.
The film is a pioneering effort to put an Indian story on the global map by virtue of its universal theme centred around hope and relationships that go beyond the bounds of blood.
The film is also being referred to by some as the grown-up version of Majidi’s Oscar-nominated film, Children Of Heaven.
Majid Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds will release on April 20