Majid Majidi’s film Beyond The Clouds starring Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan has failed to impress the audiences at the box office. According to a latest report by BoxOfficeIndia, Ishaan’s debut film has minted just Rs 25 lakhs on the opening day. Speaking about the reason behind such a low start, the report stated, “Beyond The Clouds was a very niche film and grossed only 25 lakhs nett on day one. The film is a total disaster but that is expected.”
“It is a Hindi film directed by an Iranian director, the film is a drama on human relationships and they say emotions are universal which is true. But when a film is made there has to be certain treatment and presentation for the Indian audiences for the emotions to work and when most of the Hindi film directors do not get it right then its very likely that a foreigner will,” the report added. However, Filmmakers like Karan Johar and Ramesh Sippy have spoken highly of Ishaan’s performance in the film.
Karan Johar, who is also bankrolling Ishaan starrer Dhadak opposite Jahnvi Kapoor, wrote on Twitter, “Ishaan is spectacular in #BeyondTheClouds …such strong silences and heartfelt outbreaks…his maturity as an Artist at this age is so rare…welcome to the movies Ishaan you have such an exciting journey ahead of you…..” while Ramesh Sippy added, “At the screening of #BeyondTheClouds with the man #MajidMajidi himself. What a subliminal piece of art! A tale of unique relationship between siblings portrayed on screen by #IshanKhatter and #Malvikamohanan with a splendid score by @arrahman truly made it a memorable experience.”