Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan impress in ‘Beyond The Clouds’ trailer

The trailer of ‘Beyond The Clouds’ by Iranian auteur Majid Majidi was released today and the film marks Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter’s acting debut. The film also stars Malayalam actress Malavika Mohanan. The 2-minute long trailer is captivating.

The official Twitter handle captioned the trailer, “The many facets of India intertwined with the celebration of love and family, here’s presenting #MajidMajidi’s, #BTCTrailer.” 

Ishaan Khatter and Malavika plays brother and sister, Amir and Tara. They are orphans and live in a slum area in Mumbai. In order to become rich and to get every comfort of life, Amir opted a wrong path and involved in drug smuggling.

Police search for him but he keeps running from them. Unable to get hold of Amir, police arrested his sister Tara and she had to pay heavy price for her brother's wrongdoing. She was tortured to the extreme level. Her pathetic condition shattered Amir. What follows next forms the rest of the story.   

Majidi said in a statement, "This is the first feature film I have made out of my country Iran, an experience which I waiting for years to happen. 'Beyond The Clouds' is an extension of my cinematic beliefs, the roots of which lie in human values, love, friendship and family bonding,".

"It is a story of a brother and sister like 'Children of Heaven', with the difference being that the siblings are grown ups and tackle greater conflicts with the backdrop of the bustling city of Mumbai," he added.

AR Rahman composed the music of ‘Beyond The Clouds’. The film was appreciated at the world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival last year.

Produced by Zee Studios/ Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora of Namah Pictures, ‘Beyond The Clouds’ be released worldwide in three languages – Hindi, English and Tamil.

"Majidi is known the world over for his true to life style of film-making laying major emphasis on retaining the authenticity of the setting and characters. Given that the film and the three languages are thematically interwoven, he has included casts from specific states and towns. He wanted them to speak in their own language in its most natural form and accent," said a spokesperson on behalf of the film's co-producers.