Iranian film director Majid Majidi who is all set to come with the first Hindi film ‘Beyond the clouds’ said the movie talks about human values and humanity.
Majid Majidi who was in the town recently along with the actors Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan, said he always takes his stories from the society.
On asking where he got the idea for this film, Majid said, “Since always I take my stories from society here is the same thing during these visits. I got some ideas and these ideas turned into a film. This movie talks about the human values, humanity, and the importance of family."
On how he selected the cast of the film, Majid said,"I was really happy that I have worked with two talented people, they were more than my expectations. Both of them are coming from cinema family but I did not know that. And I choose them on the basis of their talent.”
“I am sure both of them are going to shine not just in Indian cinema but in a global cinema as well,” he added.
Ishaan, on being a part of this film, said, "It was a great experience to be a part of world cinema.”
“There was a moment when it was emotionally draining but at the same time it was really pathetic. One can also feel lighter after performing some nice scenes but the preparation for the scenes in this film was more draining than performing them,” Ishaan said.
"It's very encouraging and inspiring that I am a part of Majid Majidi Sir's first Hindi film,” Ishaan said. Actress Malavika Mohanan said, “I was so happy when I was got casted in this movie, as I have been the admirer of Majid Sir's work from a very young age so it was quite surreal and pleasant experience working for him."
Featured under the banner of Zee Studios, ‘Beyond the Clouds’ is a drama film written and directed by Majid Majidi and an original score composed by A R Rahman.
The film stars Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles. The film story is centered on a brother-sister relationship. Further, it focuses on the siblings' bond, on human relationships in general.
The film is a grown-up version of Majidi's previously directly Children of Heaven (1997) set in Mumbai. The film premiered at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival and set to release in India on April 20. (UNI)