Vinayan

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Vinayan
BornKuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Neena
ChildrenVishnu Vinay, Nikhila

Vinayan is an Indian film director, script writer, producer, lyricist and politician mainly of Malayalam and Tamil movies. He has introduced above 15 popular artists to Malayalam movie industry.

Career[edit]

He started his career with the film Super Star.[1]

Vinayan has done films like Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Karumadikkuttan (film), Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, Dada Sahib, Vellinakshatram,[2] Aakasha Ganga, Rakshasa Rajavu, Kalyana Sougandhikam, Kasi (Tamil)Enn mana vaanil,Independence,sathyam,Albhthadweep,Athishayan,Dracula 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, Lakshmi Menon 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.[4]

Vinayan has also remade a few of his films into Tamil. He is also a script writer and lyricist. He directed a Malayalam television serial Iniyonnu Visramikkatte before making movies.[5]

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.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film
2018 Chalakkudikkaran Changathi
2014 Little Superman[7]
2013 Dracula 2012[8][9][10][11]
2011 Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya
2010 Yakshiyum Njanum
2009 Naalai Namathey (Tamil)
2007 Black Cat
Athisayan
Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan
2005 Boyy Friennd
Athbhutha Dweepu
2004 Sathyam
Vellinakshatram
2003 War and Love
Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum
2002 En Mana Vaanil (Tamil)
Kattuchembakam
Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan
2001 Karumadikkuttan (film)
Kasi (Tamil)
Rakshasa Rajavu
2000 Dada Sahib
Daivathinte Makan
1999 Aakasha Ganga
Independence
Pranaya Nilavu
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
1998 Anuragakottaram
1997 Ullasapoongattu
1996 Kalyana Sougandhikam
Mr. Clean
1995 Sipayi Lahala
1993 Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha
Aayiram Chirakulla Moham[12]
1992 Kunjikkuruvi
1990 Superstar

Television serials[edit]

  • Iniyonnu Visramikkatte (Doordarshan)

As producer[edit]

As lyricist[edit]

  • Karumadikuttan
  • Rakshasarajavu
  • Omappenninu Uriyadapayyan
  • Kaattuchembakam
  • Meerayude dhukavum muthuvinte swapnavum
  • Sathyam
  • Albhuthadweep
  • Boy friend
  • Athisayan
  • Yakshiyum Njanum
  • Raguvinte Swantham Rasia
  • Dracula 2012 3D

As writer[edit]

  • Superstar
  • Aayiram Chirakulla Moham(story)
  • Kanyakumariyil oru kavitha (story)
  • Shipaay Lahala(story)
  • Independence(story)
  • Vaasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne njanum (story)
  • Daadasaahib (story)
  • Karumaadikuttan(story)

Rakshasa Rajavu (full script)

  • kaasi (full script)
  • Oomapenninu uruyadapayyan (story)
  • kaattuchembakam (full script)
  • En Mana Vaanil(full script)
  • War&Love (story &co-script)
  • Meerayude dhukavum muthuvinte swapnavum (full script)

Vellinakshathram (full script)

  • Sathyam (full script)
  • Albhuthadweep(full script)
  • Boyfriend (story)
  • Hareendran oru Nishkalankan (screenplay only)
  • Athishayan(full script)

Black Cat (full script)

  • Yakshiyum Njanum (full script)
  • Raghvinte Swantham Rasia (full script)

Dracula (full script)

  • Little superman(full script)
  • Chaalkudikaaran changathi(story co-screenplay)

References[edit]

  1. ^ My-Kerala.com: News
  2. ^ "A thriller in the making". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2004-01-05.
  3. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/342500/
  4. ^ Arputha Theevu Preview, Synopsis - Tamil movie Arputha Theevu Preview, Synopsis
  5. ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=2&no_of_displayed_rows=7&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=
  6. ^ MACTA | Film Institute | Cooperative Registrar | Vinayan | Co Operative Sector - Oneindia Entertainment
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "DRACULA - Vinayan To Scare Again"
  9. ^ "Vinayan overtakes Rupesh Paul with another 'Dracula'"
  10. ^ "Vinayan's 'Dracula' to start next month"
  11. ^ "Vinayan with "Again Dracula"
  12. ^ "Aayiram Chirakulla Moham - Mal Film". maebag.com. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-02.

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