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IFFI 2017: Actress Neelima Azeem to attend premiere of son's debut film Beyond The Clouds

Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds is the opening film at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. 


Actress Neelima Azeem, who will be attending the Indian premiere of her son Ishaan Khattar's debut film Beyond The Clouds on Monday, 20 November, at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), is confident that the audience will love it.

Beyond The Clouds is the opening film at IFFI this year. The festival will go on till 28 November in Goa. 

"Beyond The Clouds is an incredible film. (Director) Majid Majidi is an absolute genius. Despite being a foreign filmmaker, he has been able to capture the ethos and the spirit of India so realistically and beautifully," Azeem said in a statement. 

"Indian audiences will love this special and miraculous film whose narrative is so unique and audiences most certainly will gain something beautiful as human beings from this cinematic experience," she added. 

The actress also praised her son and co-star, Ishaan Khattar saying, "Watching Ishaan being part of such a special film is a moment of absolute joy for me. I've seen the film but I think it's tough for me to say anything about Ishaan until everyone has seen the film for themselves."

Featuring Ishaan and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles, the movie celebrates the triumph and adoration of life against the Mumbai backdrop. The film presents an amalgamation of three languages (Hindi, Tamil and English) instead of it being shot and dubbed separately. Each language will form a major part of the film and will be used in the scenes and setups that befit those languages. 

Produced by Zee Studios and Namah Pictures, Beyond The Clouds is centred around a brother-sister relationship. Malavika's mother Beena is also among the guests attending the premiere. 

Malavika said: "I am stoked that my mom will be watching the film with me. Unfortunately, my dad (cinematographer KU Mohanan) is shooting, so he won't be able to make it this time. But I am glad that he got a chance to see it in London. I am thrilled about my mom's presence and excited to know what she thinks. Her words mean a lot to me."

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