Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds

Indian-Iranian romantic drama starring Ishaan Khatter (Udta Punjab) and Malavika Mohanan (The Great Father) and featuring music by A.R. Rahman.

Directed by

  • Majid Majidi('Children of Heaven', 'Baran', 'The Color of Paradise')

Drama

120mins

Rating: M Violence, offensive language & drug references

English and Hindi with English subtitles

India, Iran

New York Times

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Persistent sentimentality - manifested most in the music score by A.R. Rahman - undercuts "Beyond the Clouds" at almost every turn.

Hollywood Reporter

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Keeping a step ahead of melodrama is a convincing cast.

Times of India

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The famed director's take on redemption is fleshed out by strong performances to make Beyond the Clouds another notable entry in his filmography.

Screen International

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As it gives a voice to the voiceless and making a case for the people whose poverty denies them justice, it's perhaps forgivable that the film labours its point a little stridently at times.

Variety (USA)

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What this brightly painted film lacks in streetwise authenticity is balanced by its righteous strength of feeling.

The Times (UK)

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It's abruptly edited at times and the emotions tend towards the histrionic, especially when pumped up by AR Rahman's lush score. Yet Majidi marshals it all with verve...Bold and often beautiful.

Gulf News (UAE)

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Beyond the Clouds is a story about love, family and finding the two in unexpected places. That Majidi manages to tell this story in a country unlike his own - and tell it well - is a testament to its universal strength.