Mumbai: Critically-acclaimed Iranian director Majid Majidi’s first India-set film “Beyond the Clouds” is set to hit the theatres on April 20 worldwide.

The movie, which marks the debut of Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khatter and Malayalam actor Malavika Mohanan, was earlier scheduled to release on March 23.

Speaking about the development, producer Shareen Mantri Kedia of Namah Pictures said, “He is a visionary whose emotional connectivity and narrative transcends the boundaries and limitations of language. We are glad that audiences and fans across the globe will now be able to simultaneously share the experience of Majid Majidi’s magic as it comes alive on April 20th.”

Sujay Kutty, Business Head Zee Studios, said the change in the release plans as they wanted to have a date which works across the globe.

“The film has many firsts for us to be proud of – an all India team under Mr Majidi’s leadership, a platform for two brilliant debutants and an India story showcased by such a legendary artiste. We decided to make this change in the release date as not everyday do you get such an opportunity with such promise and such brilliant talent,” he said.

Majidi, is best known for world cinema classics like “The Song of Sparrows”, “Baran”, “The Color of Paradise” and “Children of Heaven”.

“Beyond the Clouds” was filmed at numerous locations in the country.

Music maestro AR Rahman has composed the music for the movie, which also happens to be his second project with Majid.