Section: Panorama

Under The Sky (2014) 12

India | 2014 | 84 min.

Gopi is a 12-year-old boy living in a village near the India-Nepal border. The villagers are steeped in superstitions. His father is a black magic expert and wants Gopi to follow in his footsteps. But Gopi’s grandfather is stresses the importance of the scientific and practical approach. Gopi’s thoughts lean toward his grandfather’s logical outlook. The war between science and superstition is shown through Gopi’s dealings with his father and friends. But when one of Gopi’s loved ones bears the brunt of superstitious faith, Gopi’s logical reasoning and scientific approach are put to the test.

Duration84 min
SubtitleEnglish, simul. translation cz
Directed by Ahsan Bakhsh
Screenplay Ahsan Bakhsh
Director of Photography Naren Gedia
Music Rohit Shrma
Edited by Asif Ali
Contact Ahsan BAkhsh


Ahsan Bakhsh is an Indian actor, screenwriter and director. He graduated from the National School of Drama in New Delhi. He's worked for a long time in film and theater and also cooperates with non-profit organizations. He won a scholarship to research Himalayan folk art. He's made a documentary film devoted to folk art and water issues of the Uttarakhand province. He's written scripts to many TV series and has acted in many Bollywood productions.