Mr. Vicky Yogi is a man with the most popular post-modern proponents of cinematic surrealism, whose dedication to the expression of pure art through the filmic medium has remained untarnished in the face of commercial demand for ‘sellable’ product. His characteristic blend with any character complexities, resonant social commentary and subtle, disturbing, dreamlike sequences of variety films have transformed the small-town actor/director into a cult icon, whose films are some of the most-anticipated amongst critics and audiences alike.
Along with the job of a Director he is also playing successful roles of Producer and an Actor, but in his own words he is much fascinated towards direction. As in the movie world, the Director is king. The director of a movie is the commander and chief of a set. What he or she says goes everything from the look of the overall picture to the action contained within. They literally direct the movements of the actors, the choices of the shots, the rewrites of the script and the final edits. The director works closely with all major departments to make sure the project has all the elements they need. From the Cinematographer to the Gaffer to the Editor, they all take their direction from the Director.
Mr. Vicky Yogi (Vinod) born in Banaras, UttarPradesh is an Actor / Producer and an Independent Feature Film Director currently residing in Mumbai and Nainital, nowadays aggressively working for Uttarakhandi and other regional films like Haryaanvi and Bhojpuri for which usually the budgets are smaller, the cast a bit less known and the production support staff a lot smaller. But it’s an opportunity for unknown or less known artists to get an opportunity to show the entertainment community what they are capable of.
Mr. Vicky Yogi very well knows that the job of a Film Director is high profile and highly lucrative with many well known film directors who are just as famous and making as much or more than the stars they direct. Although he never joined a film school but as with any entertainment job, it often comes down to whom you know. Considering many of the other people you meet and work with in film school or in industry will go on to successful entertainment careers, knowing them on a personal basis really helped him as well.
Just to name a few films he did as an actor are – Aaj Ka Rawan, Pyar Kya Hota Hai, Sindur Ki Saugandh, Bahu Ka Kanyadan, Aatank, Gabru Ganwar, Parde Ke Piche, Low Jot Ki, Cheli, Raseele Tohare Khatir, Maa Padmawati, Uttaranchal Ki Sair, Maut Ka Safar, Pyar Se Pyara Hai Tu and Fauji Babu. Out of these movies, four films are produced and six films are directed by him.
Mr. Vicky Yogi has worked with most of the leading theatre groups such as IPTA. He had also been attached with Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti and Manav Vikas Seva Sansthan as a Society President for last 13 years. After having taken theatre experience with most of the esteemed groups, he still wanted to explore new concepts to satisfy his inner artist & to prepare a new platform for new talents. So, he kept on working with Nukkar Naataks in many roles from actor to writer and director throughout the India atleast 30 times and also kept on managing events in various places like Uttarakhand, Surat(Gujrat), Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai.
This versatile talent is also currently working as an Editor of ‘The Hill Today’ weekly news paper & magazine published from Haldwani, Nainital.