Beyond the Clouds, which released Friday, April 20, has recieved overwhelming reviews from the audience, who watched the first day first show.
Many viewers have said that Ishaan is terrific in the movie. Critics too have been praising Ishaan's stupendous performance despite it being his debut film. In fact, Shahid Kapoor's half-brother has outshined others in the movie, claims many critics.
The film is apparently the grown-up version of Majidi's 1997 film Children of Heaven and was premiered at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival.
It narrates the story of siblings - Amir (Ishaan's character) and Tara (played by Malavika) - who struggle to make ends meet after the death of their parents in an accident. While Amir becomes a drug dealer and is caught in a web of crime, his divorced elder sister gets into prostitution.
Produced by Shareen Mantri Kedia, Kishor Arora and Zee Studios, Beyond The Clouds also features Gautam Ghose, GV Sharada, Dhwani Rajesh, Amruta Santosh Thakur and Shivam Pujari.
Take a look at some of the audience's reviews on Beyond the Clouds:
#BeyondTheClouds has gone way beyond the expectations!! Never seen #Mumbai so colorful and energizing in any other movie! each frame depicts ray of hope, @IshaanKhattar played effortlessly.. Rise of a star who is a wonderful actor too. Best debut 2018!!— ritesh arora (@Ritesh1Arora) April 20, 2018
Cops chasing Aamir with an engaging background music of Tabla #Mumbai #BeyondTheClouds
Is this really @imIshaanKhatter s debut film?! Because he's terrific. Engaging first 20 minutes!#MajidMajidi @BTCTheFilm #IshaanKhatter @MalavikaM_ @ZeeStudios_ @arrahman
— Chetna Kapoor (@chetnak92) April 20, 2018
Anushka Ranjan: Saw a wonderful film yesterday with beautiful performances.. by ace dir #MajidMajidi ❤️ congratulations to the entire team @IshaanKhattar @BTCTheFilm @ZeeStudios_ @KuttySujay #BeyondTheClouds.
Setareh: "Watched #beyondtheclouds tonight in a private screening. Majid Majidi didn't disappoint me. A legendary storyteller. A simple story about simple ppl. Life's twists and turns for slum kids. Amir and Tara remind me of Ali and Zahra from Children Of Heaven."
Rajat Ubhaykar: Excited to watch #BeyondTheClouds, #Iranian director Majid Majidi's latest #film set in Mumbai. Curious to see whether he manages to bring freshness to cliched cinematic depictions of slumdog #Mumbai. #movies #cinematography #Iran
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