Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s India-set project Beyond The Clouds was released on April 20. The movie features popular Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan. Here is the review of Beyond The Clouds movie.
Beyond the Clouds Story
Beyond the Clouds is the unique story of two siblings who are separated in Mumbai. It is the story of their struggles they face in terrible conditions of Mumbai. Their lives totally change when one of them lands up in jail. Beyond The Clouds relates a heart-warming and beautiful tale of a brother and sister. It tells you about how they discover happiness in separation and unsettled times. The film celebrates the victory and admiration of life against a Mumbai setting.
Beyond the Clouds Review
At the onset, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi arrests your attention with a spectacular first shot that draws you into his description of busy city Mumbai. Well, this is not the first time that some foreign director has publicized city through his perception rather than showing a story which is inherent to it. But when it comes to Iranian filmmaker Majidi’s viewpoint isn’t certain by the platitude to just highlight the city’s worthless poverty. Instead, an internationally acclaimed expert narrator displays his laser-sharp focus on the brotherly love that makes him exclusively prepared to pile tearful, human fiction.
The ‘Beyond the Clouds’ expressions about how dares can bring about a ray of hope amongst all the darkness which is there in the life of a person.
Actors performance is mesmerizing and perfect
Majidi also encourages reminiscent performances from actors who are making their debut in Bollywood. Ishaan Khattar who played a role of Amir pushes himself well outside of favoritism’s comfort zone in his first acting role. Laying himself unadorned in challenging scenes.
Malavika Mohanan is charming in her honest depiction of Amir’s sister role Tara. She proficiently walks the fine line between fervent and melodramatic. A three-time National Award winner Veteran South Indian actress GV Sharada who uses her remarkable experience to bring another hypnotic performance to life. Tannishtha Chatterjee continues to solidify her status as a reliable actress in her small, yet effective role. The movie also presents the captivation performances of Child artist which is worth watching.
Cinematography by Anil Mehta
Anil Mehta’s cinematography is correspondingly pleasant as he respires life into Majidi’s visualization in some striking pictures that leave a long-lasting imprint on viewers. He proficiently gave a different look to the most familiar locations of Mumbai. Also beautifully underlined some new location of Mumbai as well. Though being a well-intentioned addition to the skilled technical team, A.R. Rehman ’s could not able to make the music impressive and memorable. Majidi’s subject matter might seem to be monotonous, but the well-known director’s take on recovery comes out by strong performances. This is enough to brand ‘Beyond the Clouds’ another prominent entry in his list of films.
Earlier, the film was planned to open on March 23 but later its release date shifted to April 20.