|Born||Kuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India|
Vinayan is noted for the films Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Karumadikkuttan (film), 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 dwarfs for the first time in a film. The two-foot-high hero of the film, Ajayan, found a 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.
|2011||Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya|
|Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan|
|2003||War and Love|
|Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum|
|2002||En Mana Vaanil|
|Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum|
|1993||Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha|
|Aayiram Chirakulla Moham|
- Iniyonnu Visramikkatte (Doordarshan)
- My-Kerala.com: News
- "A thriller in the making". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2004-01-05.
- Arputha Theevu Preview, Synopsis - Tamil movie Arputha Theevu Preview, Synopsis
- MACTA | Film Institute | Cooperative Registrar | Vinayan | Co Operative Sector - Oneindia Entertainment
- "DRACULA - Vinayan To Scare Again"
- "Vinayan overtakes Rupesh Paul with another 'Dracula'"
- "Vinayan's 'Dracula' to start next month"
- "Vinayan with "Again Dracula"
- "Aayiram Chirakulla Moham - Mal Film". maebag.com. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
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