Vikram K. Kumar is an Indian film director. He is known for his few selective films. This director had precarious beginnings, producing a short film that was educationally overwhelming and thematically flawless too. His short film emerged to unequivocal critical acclaim, catapulting this creator of short film into the limelight and attracting financiers to fund his subsequent feature films. His first task as a short filmmaker for ‘Silent Scream’ fetched him national recognition. This director was an MBA graduate but worked as an assistant director to Priyadarshan. He joined Priyadarshan when he was working on a lot of Hindi films. Vikram used to help in a patchwork of songs for films like Saat Rang Ke Sapne, Kabhi Naa Kabhi. Subsequently, Vikram B Kumar worked with him as a full-fledged assistant director for a Malayalam film called Chandralekha. Their participation in film-making continued for seven films. The last film where Vikram worked with Priyadarshan was’ Snehidiye’ which had Jyothika in the lead.

His association with Priyadarshan made him understand the grammar and technique of film-making. As a writer and director, he hoped to be very clear with his techniques and rules of filmmaking. This director was a movie buff and hardcore fan of cinema. He loved watching films, Indian or Hollywood. Later on, he went to make a career in cinema. His first film as an independent director was with Shriya Sharan. He introduced her in his first project’ Ishtam’ (Telugu) with Charan in 2001. In 2003, he came up with a different project ‘Alai ‘ with Simbu and Trisha. He also made a film in Hindi and Telugu with Madhavan, which did not fare well. Later, he made few films in Tamil languages too. This director felt to do different kinds of films and not of the same genre. He was of opinion, that to be a film success in box office, it is not necessary to have the high -budget. To make a successful film, one has to understand the artistic rules of popular narrative cinema. This director made a film’ Manam’ which fetched him an award and the film was a success too. His upcoming project in 2015 is a film “24’ which features Suriya, Samantha and Nithya Menen and expecting to hit theatres very soon.

Yogesh Pagare Hindi Actor

Yogesh Pagare

Actor Yogesh Pagare starred in the TV comedy series Hip Hip Hurray (1999), and several acclaimed films, including Manjeet and Ek Tha Hero. After his sabbatical from cinema, Yogesh Pagare seemed determined to dispel any preconceived notions of him as an actor. He took on an array of challenging roles in independent films, from Manjeet to Ek Tha Hero. Yogesh Pagare’s film ‘Ek Tha Hero’ starring Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Amita Pathak, and Ashwini Kalsekar was critically acclaimed across variety of audiences. Yogesh Pagare was born and brought up in Mumbai. He is an Indian actor, writer and director; actively involved in theater and television. Born in a police family, ‘Yogi’ (as he is called by his friends), was forced into joining the police department, but he had an inclination towards the film industry. He was introduced to the enigmatic world of Indian cinema by his father. He won plenty of awards and accolades when he was in the second grade. He directed his first play in the sixth grade: a true sign of high level intuitiveness. The question of why Yogesh Pagare didn’t stay in the family business is one that lingered unanswered for a long time. It was not until insight cinema conducted an interview that we were informed about why ‘Yogi’ decided to become an actor. He wanted to be the change; wanted to create a ripple in this tiny world on Indian Cinema. He remarks on how far he has come over the past twenty years, and emanates a feeling of hardship and compassion.

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