Majid Majidi‘s latest directorial begins with a teenager named Amir played by Ishaan Khatter, who earns his living by drug pedalling in the city. He’s a homeless boy who aims to make it big in the rat race by this illegal means but his dreams are shattered in the very beginning when the police find out about him. In an attempt to hide from the police, he bumps into his elder sister Tara played by Malavika Mohanan, a divorcee who doesn’t approve of Amir and his way of living but somehow still agrees to hide the packet of drugs that Amir has while he hides from the police.
And then, as fate would have or should we say every other movie showcasing India, Tara gets caught by the police for an attempt to murder and how their lives change after that and how these two find hope in each other and the characters around is what the story is all about.
Ishaan Khatter as Amir is good in bits and pieces but majorly misses out on creating an impression with the very first scene he has with Malavika Mohanan and so does she. While Ishaan’s rage and dance are beautiful to watch, Malavika’s portrayal as a girl behind bars is commendable. All said and done the chemistry between the two siblings could’ve been much better than it was shown.
Majidi’s direction was also average and only impresses us at a few parts where he takes the direction to a new level. The background score is okayish and has nothing out of the box.
All in all, Beyond The Clouds, is a good movie with a decent storyline but doesn’t have anything new to offer besides the lead actors.
We give it 2 stars with no kink.