Iranian master Majid Majidi’s upcoming film Beyond the Clouds, which introduces Shahid Kapoor’s baby brother Ishaan Khatter, traverses the way most foreign filmmakers do when they make a film on India. The focus is on life below the poverty line (comparisons to Slumdog Millionaire is inevitable here). In Majidi’s hands though, one might expect something magical to come out of it.
Beyond the Clouds, whose trailer has just been released, revolves around an orphan battling life in the slums and looking for an easy route to riches. And then, fortune plays its own card to make the woman he loves pay for his crimes.
Check out the trailer here:
Beyond the Clouds was screened at IFFI 2017 in Goa and releases on 23 March 2018.