BEYOND THE CLOUDS
Director: Majid Majidi
Starring: Ishaan Khattar, Malavika Mohanan, Tanishtha Chatterjee and Goutam Ghose
Story: Mehran Kashani and Majid Majidi
Dialogues: Vishal Bhardwaj
Namah Pictures and Zee Studios BEYOND THE CLOUDS is a story of love, human emotions, betrayal and finding of light in ones misery life. BEYOND THE CLOUDS is the first Indian project of Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi and the debut film of Ishaan Khattar. The film revolves around the life of siblings Amir (Ishaan Khattar) and Tara (Malavika Mohanan), Amir who is a durg peddler and works for a group, has aspirations of becoming a rich person in life. On the other hand Tara works at dobhi ghat and has broken her marriage with her alcoholic husband. Soon we see Amir has been betrayed by his group head and police are chasing him. Now he has to stay underground and hence stays with his sister Tara, Further in turn of events we see Tara is put behind the bars on attempt of murder case. As the story moves ahead, Tara finds how one’s life is in Jail and Amir meets a lady and her two daughters which changes his life. The film deals with human emotions and how light shines at you beyond the clouds when you least except. The film is good but slow, one has to watch it patiently. Though the story is a seen before one but the director has shown is a bit differently.
Technically the film is shot nicely, some scenes like the chase scene between Amir and police officers shows some parts of Mumbai brilliantly. Cinematography by Anil Mehta is amazing, along with this background score by A.R.Rahman is brilliant. The background score is used very well in the movie. Editing is also fine.
Ishaan Khattar is outstanding for his first film, he plays his character brilliantly. He also showcases impeccable moves on Muqabala song. On the other hand his fellow co actor Malavika Mohanan is also nice; she portrays the shades required for her character nicely. Tanishtha Chatterjee is also nice in her part. She plays a cameo and displays the emotion her character needs very well. The other cast is also good and plays their part well.
Though the concept of the film is seen before in Indian films, still Majid Majidi as a director has a done a wonderful job, he displays the emotion attached in the story nicely through his characters. Tough this is his first Indian set up film; he has shown the Indian culture and lives of many Indian citizens (especially in Mumbai) nicely in this film.
At the box-office,
The film has taken a slow start and will work if the word of mouth is strong enough.