Based on the true story of James Donald Walters’ encounter with spiritual leader Paramhansa Yogananda.
Directed by acclaimed director Pavan Kaul and distributed by Panorama Studios Distribution LLP.
THE ANSWER starring Victor Banerjee and Leonidas Gulaptis directed by noted filmmaker Pavan Kaul is all set to release on 31 August 2018.
The film is a powerful true story of an American, James Donald Walters and his encounter with Swami Paramhansa Yogananda in California, which resulted in his devotion to the guru and his teachings. Paramhansa Yogananda authored the "Autobiography of A Yogi", a book that changed many lives including the life of Steve Jobs and many other world leaders. James Donald Walters also started his journey with this book that went onto transform his life. The film is a beautiful telling of the story of his journey to find happiness, contentment and spiritual fulfillment through his Guru Paramhansa Yogananda.
The role of Paramhansa Yogananda is essayed by none other than Victor Banerjee. The thespian actor won several accolades for this performance at around 40 international film festivals where the film was screened.
Speaking about his experience of making the film he said, “The Answer was made by an incredibly tolerant, dedicated and disciplined director Pawan Kaul, whole talent are visible in every frame. Kaveeta, our Producer, also bit the bullet when the cards seemed stacked against her and both these individuals displayed amazing grit and understanding throughout a very demanding film schedule. Finally, the undercurrent of solidarity and hands-on support we received from the charming and peaceful members of the Ananda community in Sierra Nevada,? is what saw this project through. This is my only review of the film because what remains as your personal and private experience after you watch THE ANSWER is that the only two forces that can ever steer this world forward to harmony and peace, are Love, and Compassion".
Speaking about the film director of the film Kaul said “ When I heard about the story, I knew instantly it made for a great film. It was a story that deserved to be told, especially for the purity of it.”
THE ANSWER, is a motion picture that presents, for the first time on the cinematic screen, one of the most widely-known and revered spiritual Masters of our times, Paramhansa Yogananda, through the living testimony and in the own words of his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda (earlier named James Donald Walters, until was christened as Swami Kriyananda) who lived with him and vowed to carry his light to future generations.
The film has been backed by Pia Singh of DLF and is being distributed by Panorama Studios Distribution LLP.
Award winning film writer and director Madhureeta Anand, who is the Worldwide Business Consultant on the film is both a devotee of Paramhansa Yogananda and a fan of the film. She said "When I saw the film I realized that there is something in this film for everybody. In times of strife and turmoil, the Answer stands as a still point of joy that people can go to and get some "Answers" to the life questions they are asking. It's a film I'm looking forward to taking to audiences all over the world".
With the music been composed by Swami Kriyananda himself, the film also stars David Attia and Jyotish Atwell among others.