Cinema truly has no language — it connects people together at a human level regardless of where they come from or where the story is set. And Iranian auteur Majid Majidi’s next film Beyond The Clouds has set the tone for this even before its release.

At Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to India — his first since his election —where he met Indian PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi, they spelt out their stand in using culture and exchange of information and experience to confront terrorism and extremism. The conversation on the cinematic co-operation as part of the cultural exchange between the two countries found prominent space.

The two were reported to have spoken about the cultural union of the brilliant minds from both countries through the medium of meaningful cinema. In light of that thought —Beyond The Clouds, Majid Majidi’s very first cinematic Indian sojourn became the centerpiece, an example they discussed to highlight the power of cross-cultural and cross-border artistic union.

Rouhani also spoke about how artistes and makers from film and television industries from both countries should consider more collaborative ventures like this to strengthen a prominent and long standing cultural relationship.

Beyond The Clouds, an Indian story based on human relationships for the global audience is being made in three languages — Hindi, Tamil and English. The interesting aspect is the film makers claim that they are not being shot or dubbed separately but will be seen as an organic part of the script narrative.

Shot fully in India, it has Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishaan and Malavika Mohanan in the lead with A.R. Rahman scoring the music.

Article Credits: Deccan Chronicle