Katho Upanishad

    January 01, 2011 · Feature Films

    “Teach me the path beyond death,” asks Nachiketa to Yama, the God of Death. ‘Katho Upanishad’ is a film that expounds on this basic quest of human existence. It is a film about a man's pursuit for nirvana. The film centers on the metaphysical dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama. It is an adaptation of a two and half thousand years old Sanskrit treatise of the same name, where Yama instructs Nachiketa about the path towards enlightenment. Structurally, the film is a triad with three chapters – the quest, the dialogue and the final liberation.


    Screenplay, Production & Direction: Ashish Avikunthak

    Starring: Ram Gopal Bajaj & Suvrat Joshi

    Cinematography: Setu & Basab Mullick

    Editing: Pankaj Rishi Kumar

    Audiography: Dipankar Chaki & Anirban Sengupta

    Dialogue: Moloy Mukherjee & Ram Gopal Bajaj

    Sound: Preetam Das

    Executive Producer: Ashwini Deo

    Associate Producer: Riju Bajaj 

    Associate Director: Moloy Mukherjee

    Selected Screenings

    2015        Apeejay Arts Gallery, New Delhi

    2014        University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

    2012        Film & Television Institute of India, Pune

    2012        Gallery Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai

    2011        Mumbai International Film Festival