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Yogesh Verma Debuts as a Movie Maker at 65

Yogesh Verma Debuts as a Movie Maker at 65. Retired corporate head honcho, Yogesh Verma, brings to us a movie for the first time.


Yogesh Verma Debuts as a Movie Maker at 65

Age doesn’t matter for Filmmaker Yogesh Verma. At 65, he makes directorial debut with A Winter Tale At Shimla, which is a tale of classic romance.

Yogesh Verma, a BITS Pilani alumnus and a postgraduate electronics engineer, wished to pursue his younger days’ passion for acting. However, family responsibilities got the most of him and his passion took a back seat. Now, after leaving behind a forty-year-long successful management career as head honcho with prestigious corporates in India, Yogesh Verma is now exploring his passion for filmmaking.

Going forward as a writer and filmmaker Yogesh aims to make films delving into the untrammelled human emotions at the confluence of changing dynamics of business and commerce, new urban landscapes, science and technology and geopolitics. He feels that these offer limitless possibilities for different takes on human dilemmas.

A widely admired thespian from the theater world Yogesh Verma chose a unique idea for his film debut and he calls it “an honest attempt to bring back the old classic romance, which has somewhere along the line perished in the times of modern love.”

Yogesh Verma Debuts as a Movie Maker at 65. L to R: Yogesh Verma and Pawan Malhotra.

Yogesh Verma’s A Winter Tale at Shimla has borne out to be an interesting life journey. His narration combines both the vintage and the modern metaphor as he spins a tale of classic love.

Sharing his thoughts Yogesh Verma said, “This project though driven by personal passion is sensibly crafted for engaging a wide audience of young and old and presented with the best cinematic values and entertaining elements.”

The poster of the film was unveiled by Mani Shankar, music was released by Udit Narayan and the trailer was launched by Pawan Malhotra and Veerendra Saxena. The event also saw Yogesh Verma, Virendra Saxena, Pawan Malhotra, Karmveer Choudhary, Anand Ohri, Nikita Chopra, Indraneil Sengupta, Gauri Pradhan, Eshitta Shah, etc.

The film stars an interesting ensemble cast of brilliant actors – Gauri Pradhan, Indraneil Sengupta, Deepraj Rana, Rituraj Singh, Niharica Chouksey, Angad Ohri, Eshita Shah, Karamveer Choudhary, Manu Malik, Ram Awana, Dr. SK Tyagi, Dhruv Chugh and Deepak Adhar. The film also marks the debut of Actor Nikitha Chopra.  

This elite team consists of Producer Agastaya Cine Dreams LLP with direction, story, screenplay and dialogues by Yogesh Verma. Executive Producer is Devanand Nair, Director (Creatives) is Subhabrata Chatterjee, Director of Photography by Sumit Suryavanshi, the Editor is Aloke Dhara, Music Director is Avik Dutta, Sound Designer is Gulab Soni and the Production Designer is Arpit Dawani.


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