Vinayan

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Vinayan
Born Kuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director
Years active 1989–present

Vinayan is an Indian film director and producer, mainly of Malayalam movies. He started his career with the film Super Star, in which he used a Mohanlal look-alike in the lead role.[1]

Vinayan is noted for the films Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Karumadikkuttan, Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, Dada Sahib, Vellinakshatram,[2] Aakasha Ganga, Rakshasa Rajavu, Kalyana Sougandhikam, Kasi (Tamil) and Sipayi Lahala. He has made films in genres such as comedy, horror, action, fantasy and family drama.[3]

Vinayan is also noted for introducing a handful of actors in the Malayalam film industry. Jayasurya, Indrajith Sukumaran, Anoop Menon, Honey Rose, Priyamani, Manikkuttan, Suresh Krishna, Meghana Raj etc. are some of the successful actors Vinayan has introduced in Malayalam.

In 2005, Vinayan created history by writing and directing the film Albhuthadweep (Wonder Island) which cast around 300 small persons for the first time in a film. The two-foot-high hero of the film Ajayan found place in the Guinness Book of Records and Vinayan himself was listed in India's Limca Book of Records. The film was immensely successful, especially among children, besides garnering the FilmFare and the Cinema Express awards. The film was successfully remade in 2007 in the Tamil language by Vinayan himself.[4]

Vinayan has also remade a few of his films into Tamil. He is also a script writer and lyricist.

Vinayan is the founder/president of the MACTA Federation. He has also launched a co-operative society (with the assistance of the Government of Kerala) for the benefit of film workers. Vinayan is also the Advisory Member of the Cine Workers Welfare Board, sponsored by the Government of India.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes Box Office
2014 Little Superman[6] released Ranjith flop
2014 Ali Babayum 41 Kallanmarum[7] Jayasurya,
2013 Dracula 2012[8][9][10][11] Shraddha Das,Prabhu, Sudheer, Thilakan,Krishna, Monal Gajjar, Nassar Based on Bram Stoker's Dracula
Malayalam
hit
2011 Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya Murali Krishna, Meghana Raj Love story of a Hindu boy and Muslim girl. Flop
2010 Yakshiyum Njanum Gautham, Meghana Raj, Ricky, Jubil Fantasy film on a fairy and a hired killer. Debut film of Meghana Raj in Malayalam. Flop
2009 Naalai Namathe Sharwanand, Sanusha, Ashish Vidyarthi Socially relevant film. Flop
2007 Black Cat Suresh Gopi, Mukesh(Guest Role), Meena, Karthika, Rajan P. Dev, Harisree Ashokan Flop
2007 Athisayan Mukesh, Master Devadas, Jackie Shroff, Jayasurya, Jagadish, Kavya Madhavan, Karthika, Harisree Ashokan, Rajan P. Dev Story of a six year old boy with amazing brain powers. Inspired from the Hollywood film "The Hulk". Flop
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan Indrajith, Jayasurya, Sherin, Bhama, Jagathy Sreekumar, Ambika, Cochin Haneefa, Salim Kumar Story by his son Vishnu Vinayan and screenplay and dialogues penned by Vinayan himself. flop
2005 Boyy Friennd Mukesh, Manikuttan, Madhumitha, Honey Rose, Sreenivasan, Jagadish, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Harisree Ashokan, Mamukkoya Family drama, murder mystery, single parenting and sexual harassment at work place and traditional teenage love and friendship,Mukesh in a double role. Average
2005 Athbhutha Dweepu Undapakru (Ajaykumar), Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mallika Kapoor, Jagathy Sreekumar, Jagadish, Kalpana, Bindu Panicker, Indrans Movie is about a mysterious island where all the men are dwarfs and all the women, normal. hit
2004 Sathyam Prithviraj Sukumaran, Priyamani, Thilakan, Anandaraj, Lalu Alex, Captain Raju, Venu Nagavally, Suresh Krishna Movie is about a petty sub-inspector of police single-handedly taking on the vicious nexus of politician, liquor mafia, high-ranking police officers and street goons. Inspired from Tamil Hit film "kaka kaka". hit
2004 Vellinakshatram Prithviraj Sukumaran, Meenakshi, Jayasurya, Karthika, Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan, Salim Kumar, Siddique, Rajan P. Dev Horror flick or horror-comedy. blockbuster
2003 War and Love Dileep, Prabhu Ganesan, Laila Mehdin, Indraja, Vijayaraghavan, Siddique, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagadish, Saikumar, Mukesh Rishi Patriotic movie. Flop
2003 Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum Prithviraj Sukumaran, Ambili Devi, Renuka Menon, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Philomina, Sudheesh, Indrans Film on handi caps. Story of the bond between the brother and sister. Sister is handicap. Flop
2002 En Mana Vaanil Jayasurya, Kavya Madhavan, Vadivelu Film on handi caps. Remake of Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan. Hero and heroine both are deaf and dumb. hit
2002 Kattuchembakam Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Charmy Kaur, Karthika, Manoj K. Jayan Average
2002 Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Jayasurya, Kavya Madhavan, Indrajith, Saikumar, Riza Bava, Harisree Ashokan, Sudheesh, Jagadish, Rajan P. Dev Film on handicaps. Hero and heroine both are deaf and dumb. Hit
2001 Karumadikkuttan Kalabhavan Mani, Kausalya, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Rajan P. Dev, Janardhanan, Ganesh Kumar, Saikumar Film on handicaps. Hero is mentally retarded. blockbuster
2001 Kasi Vikram, Kavya Madhavan, Kaveri, Manivannan, Vinu Chakravarthy, Rajeev Film on handicaps. Hero is blind, remake of Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Super Hit
2001 Rakshasa Rajavu Mammootty, Meena, Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Kalabhavan Mani, Saikumar, Manya, Rajan P. Dev, Cochin Haneefa An action movie with a mix of other elements such as love, comedy, politics, drama, and mystery. superhit
2000 Dada Sahib Mammootty, Athira, Murali, Kalabhavan Mani, Saikumar, Ganesh Kumar, Rajan P. Dev Blockbuster
2000 Daivathinte Makan Jayaram, Pooja Batra, Prema (actress), Kalabhavan Mani, Saikumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Janardhanan hit
1999 Aakasha Ganga Mukesh, Divya Unni, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kalabhavan Mani, Innocent, Jagadish, Rajan P. Dev, Madhupal A horror movie with a light splash of comedy in between. blockbuster
1999 Independence Vijayaraghavan, Vani Viswanath, Indraja, Kalabhavan Mani, Murali, Saikumar, Cochin Haneefa, Rajan P. Dev Hit
1999 Pranaya Nilavu Dileep, Mohini, Kalabhavan Mani, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Madhu, K. R. Vijaya, Captain Raju Hit
1999 Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Kalabhavan Mani, Kaveri, Praveena, Bharath Gopi, Vani Viswanath, Saikumar, Krishna Kumar, Indrans Film on handicaps. Hero is blind. Blockbuster
1998 Anuragakottaram Dileep, Suvalakshmi, Jagathy Sreekumar average
1997 Ullasapoongattu Dileep, Mohini, Thilakan, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathy Sreekumar, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Maniyanpilla Raju Hit
1996 Kalyana Sougandhikam Dileep, Divya Unni, Chippy, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathy Sreekumar, Jagadish, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Oduvil Unnikrishnan Super Hit
1996 Mr. Clean Mukesh, Devayani, Annie, Sreenivasan, N. F. Varghese, Rajan P. Dev, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Harisree Ashokan, Kuthiravattam Pappu A fun-filled story of a fraud doctor narrated with humour. Average
1995 Sipayi Lahala Mukesh, Vani Viswanath, Sreenivasan, Vijayaraghavan, N. F. Varghese, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, K.P.A.C. Lalitha A laugh riot where the hero tells all the lies to his wife to hide away his past ensuing hilarious events. Vinayan's first hit. Hit
1993 Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha Vineeth, Suchithra, Rajan P. Dev A musical love story in the backdrop of kanyakumari with classical dance as the theme. Flop
1993 Aayiram Chirakulla Moham[12] Harish Kumar, Jayalalitha, Sukumaran A love story between a teenage boy and an older woman. Average
1992 Kunjikkuruvi Nedumudi Venu, Geetha Flop
1990 Superstar Madanraj, Innocent, Jagadish Story about a lookalike who resembles superstar Mohanlal Average

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