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The Answer (2015)

In the quest for finding a deeper meaning to life, this is a true story of an American seeker who forsakes the worldly life to enter upon an amazing spiritual journey of self realisation.


Pavan Kaul
15 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Leonidas Gulaptis ... James Donald Walters / Walter
Victor Banerjee ... Paramhansa Yogananda
Miriam Harris ... Gertrude Walters
George Stumpf George Stumpf ... Ray Walters
Sandey Lock ... Nun Louise Royston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Davin Attia Davin Attia ... Skeevy
Jyotish Atwell Jyotish Atwell ... Donald (young kid)
Fredrick R. Bresky ... Oliver Rogers
Aura Calarasu Aura Calarasu ... The doctor
Julie Daniels ... Date Girl
Kevin Gance ... Man on Ladder
Joseph Michael Harris ... Norman (as Michael Harris)
Mason Kamb Mason Kamb ... Donald (teenager)
Shanice Kamminga Shanice Kamminga ... Sally
Beau Marie ... Taxi Driver


"The Answer" an International award wining feature film is the only English language autobiographical film made on the relationship of an Indian Guru and an American disciple James Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda). The first film to portray Paramhansa Yogananda, author of spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, in a dramatic characterization, essayed by the world renowned eminent actor Victor Banerjee. This movie is based on the celebrated book 'New Path' written by Swami Kriyananda. This is a true story of an American seeker James Donald Walters who forsakes the worldly life to enter upon an amazing spiritual journey. His quest for truth led him at age 22 to meet and live with the great Avatar, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of International best seller Autobiography of a Yogi, who immediately accepts him as his disciple. He later came to be known as Swami Kriyananda the world renowned teacher, author, music composer and founder of the worldwide Ananda Community. Swami Kriyananda ...

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Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Nevada City, California, USA See more »

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Guru Disciple Relationship Beautifully Explained
10 November 2017 | by premdas-87827See all my reviews

This movie is special for me because i see Paramhansa Yogananda's character, played on the screen. The author of Autobiography of a Yogi doesn't reveal much about himself in his book. This movie written by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda tells this part very beautifully!Its a must watch for every truth seeker. The Answer delivers the promise of finding an Answer!

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