Srivinay Salian

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Srivinay Salian
Srivinay Salian during an AD Film Shoot
Born (1976-06-13) 13 June 1976 (age 47)
Occupation(s)screenwriter, Film director, Film producer
Years active2007–present

Srivinay Salian (born 13 June 1976 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian television and film writer and an independent filmmaker.

Srivinay Salian (aka Sreevinay Salian) started his career with Percept Picture Company, as an animation script writer for their show, 'New Adventures of Hanuman'. Later, he went on to write other animation teleseries, such as Chatur Chetan for Dreams Studio (Hyderabad, India) and Howzzattt series for Toonz Animation. Chatur Chetan, received the Best TV Series 2013 award at the 24FPS International Animation Awards festival.[1]

Srivinay Salian has co-produced an independent film titled, Red Gold, along with Gray Area Productions (LA, USA). Red Gold is a social crime drama written and directed by an American filmmaker, Michael Keller.[2] Red Gold was profiled in New Jersey Stage[3] and is set to premiere at the Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, 5 April.[4]

Srivinay Salian was also the writer for Off Road with Gul Panag,[5] an infotainment adventure documentary hosted by Gul Panag on the Discovery Channel.

Srivinay Salian has also written two episodes for the Horror TV Series, Fear Files 2,[6] titled Mangalik and Ghunghroo,[7] produced by BBC Worldwide India. The show was aired in 2015 on Zee TV, a prime entertainment channel in India.

He has written a short story (mini novel) titled, The Shoelace,[8] which is "a psychological & metaphysical thriller".

Srivinay is also Writer & Director of a Short Film title 'Stripped',[9] which explores the Women Objectification issue in the society, by way of Ogling. Hindustan Times, Bhopal,[10] reported that the film had gone viral shortly after its release on YouTube.

His short experimental film, Main Hindustaan Hoon ~ I am India, received very positive critical reviews from viewers as well as independent online news portal -

"The powerful poem in the backdrop, strengthens the story, Main Hindustan Hoon which has an impeccable impact leaves us startled. The short film is Written, Directed & Edited by Srivinay Salian who has also penned the powerful poetry."

— Aishwarya Krishnan,[11]

Richard Propes of The Independent Critic reviewed Stripped as a thought-provoking short film.

"While I wouldn't dare be dramatic enough to say that Salian gives the audience a sense of Ana's experience, the truth is that Salian doesn't worry about making us comfortable with what Ana endures."

— Richard Propes, The Independent Critic[12]

He is also the screenwriter of Adventures of Appu & Gappu, a 3D Animation film, produced by Magic Wand Animation.[13][14]

Feature films[edit]

Web series[edit]

  • Twisted 2
  • Maaya 2
  • Zakhmi
  • Zindabaad (as Dialogue Writer) [19]
  • Unafraid (Season 2)

TV shows[edit]

Teleserials (animation)[edit]

  • New Adventures of Hanuman (Season 1,2)
  • Chatur Chetan (Season 1)
  • Howzzattt (Season 1)

Short films[edit]

  • Stripped (Writer/Director).[21]
  • Tezaab (Director/Editor).[22]
  • Main Hindustan Hoon (Director/Editor).[23]
  • Blue Brave Heart (Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor).[24]

Literary works[edit]

  • The Shoelace. Lulu. 2013. (Fiction)[25]


  1. ^ "24FPS International Animation Awards -". Maac Academy. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Michael Keller's IMDB profile". IMDb. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Red Gold to Premier at Garden State Film Festival". New Jersey Stage.
  4. ^ "Garden State Film Festival - Schedule". Garden State Film Festival.
  5. ^ "Off Road with Gul Panag' Official Site: Latest News".
  6. ^ "Fear Files 2: ZEE TV Show". ZEETV.COM.
  7. ^ "Fear Files 2 - Episode 3 - May 2, 2015 - Full Episode". ZEETV.COM.
  8. ^ Salian, Srivinay (October 2013). The Shoelace - By Srivinay Salian. ISBN 978-1304378941.
  9. ^ "This Video Captures The Drastic Emotional Effects That Street Harassment Can Have On Women". Buzzfeed.
  10. ^ "Short film Stripped by Bhopal filmmaker goes viral on internet". HT Media Limited. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Happy Republic Day 2017: Short film Main Hindustan Hoon will urge you to make a difference". Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  12. ^ "The Independent Critic - Stripped - a Thought-Provoking Short Film". The Independent Critic. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  13. ^ "::: Education Expo :::Result 5th DSPFF-15: Feature, Animation, Ads, Music Videos, School Section". Education Expo.
  14. ^ "appu and gappu - Maharashtra Times". maharashtratimes.
  15. ^ "Hacked trailer: Hina Khan is a victim of an obsessive lover". The Indian Express. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Rakkhosh: A psychological thriller where the camera is the lead character". Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Red Gold - Cast & Crew List". RedGold Official Website. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Magic Wand Animation". Magic Wand Animation Official Website.
  19. ^ "Review of Vikram Bhatt's Zindabaad: Captivating revenge drama with heavy dose of patriotic fervour". Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Srivinay Salian - IMDb". IMDB.
  21. ^ "Stripped(2015)". IMDB. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  22. ^ "Tezaab(2017)". IMDB.
  23. ^ "Main Hindustan Hoon(2017)". IMDB.
  24. ^ "Blue Brave Heart(2017)". IMDB.
  25. ^ Salian, Srivinay (2013). The Shoelace. Lulu. p. 36. ISBN 978-1304378941.

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