V. M. Vinu

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V. M. Vinu
V. M. Vinu

(1958-11-30) 30 November 1958 (age 64)
Occupationfilm director
Years active1986 – present

V. M. Vinu is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema.[1]

Early life[edit]

V. M. Vinu was born in a middle-class family in Kozhikode, Kerala. His father, Vinayan is a novelist & playwright. While studying in school, Vinu acted in AIR Dramas like S.K.Pottekad's 'Oru Desathinte Katha' and M.Mukundan's 'Mayyazhi Puzhayude Theerangalil'. He completed his BA Degree course from Calicut University, then completed BTA from School of Drama (Calicut University) under Prof. G. Sankara Pillai. He had participated in many art and cultural activities while studying and won best actor and director award in school and college.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

V. M. Vinu is married. The couple have a son Varun and a daughter Varsha who is currently pursuing her graduation in Providence Women's College. She acted as Mammootty's elder daughter in Vesham.[2][3]


After college, he started as an assistant director and has worked as an assistant to many directors before being an independent director. He worked as an assistant director in 7 movies and associate director in 8 movies. Some of them are 'Ore thooval pakshigal' directed by Raveendran, 'Abhyam' directed by Shivan and 'Sooryamanasam', directed by Viji Thampi. After being independent he directed 13 films. He has many hits to his credits with stars like Mamootty[4] and Mohanlal.



  1. ^ Meera, Suresh (1 December 2016). "A family thriller from V M Vinu".
  2. ^ "'മകന്റെ അച്ഛനെ'ക്കുറിച്ച് വി.എം.വിനു" (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b George, Anjana (12 December 2016). "V M Vinu's daughter turns singer through Marupadi". times of India.
  4. ^ a b c d Nair, Unni R. (20 April 2012). "Mammootty in V.M.Vinu film". Indian express. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Kuttimama first look: Sreenivasan and Dhyan join hands for the first time". Indian express. 17 April 2019.

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