10 rea­sons to watch Ma­jid Ma­jidi’s Hindi direc­to­rial de­but

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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.

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Ma­jid Ma­jidi’s Be­yond The Clouds will re­lease on April 20

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