|Born||Kuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India|
Vinayan is noted for the films Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Karumadikkuttan, Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, Dada Sahib, Vellinakshatram, 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.
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.
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.
|2013||Dracula 2012||Shraddha Das,Prabhu, Sudheer, Thilakan,Krishna, Monal Gajjar, Nassar||Based on Bram Stoker's Dracula
|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".||Average|
|2004||Vellinakshatram||Prithviraj Sukumaran, Meenakshi, Jayasurya, Karthika, Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan, Salim Kumar, Siddique, Rajan P. Dev||Horror flick or horror-comedy.||Flop|
|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.||Flop|
|2002||Kattuchembakam||Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Charmy Kaur, Karthika, Manoj K. Jayan||Flop|
|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.||
|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||Superhit|
|2000||Daivathinte Makan||Jayaram, Pooja Batra, Prema (actress), Kalabhavan Mani, Saikumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Janardhanan||Flop|
|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||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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