Vinayan

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Vinayan
Born (1960-05-16) 16 May 1960 (age 59)
Occupation
  • Director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
  • lyricist
Years active1989 – present
Spouse(s)Neena
Children2 (including Vishnu Vinay)

Vinayan (born 16 May 1960) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, and lyricist, who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and occasionally in Tamil cinema.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Neena and the couple has two children—Vishnu Vinay and Nikhila.

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 Language Notes
2020 Untitled Jayasurya film Malayalam Announced
2020 Untitled Mohanlal film Malayalam Announced
2020 Nangeli Malayalam Announced
2019 Aakasha Ganga 2 Malayalam Filming
2018 Chalakkudikkaran Changathi Malayalam Biographical movie of kalabhavan mani
2014 Little Superman[7] Malayalam 3D film
2013 Dracula 2012[8][9][10][11] Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
English
3D film
2011 Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya Malayalam Debut movie of Lakshmi Menon
2010 Yakshiyum Njanum Malayalam Malayalam's first Red one movie Debut movie of Meghana Raj
2009 Naalai Namadhe Tamil Sharwanand starring
2007 Black Cat Malayalam Suresh Gopi starring
Athisayan Malayalam Science friction film
Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan Malayalam Multi Star film
2005 Boyy Friennd Malayalam Debut movie of Manikuttan, Honey Rose
Athbhutha Dweepu Malayalam Prithviraj starring
2004 Sathyam Malayalam Prithviraj starring.Debut movie of Priyamani
Vellinakshatram Malayalam Pritviraj starring.Horror comedy film
2003 War and Love Malayalam Dileep starring
Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum Malayalam Prithviraj starring
2002 En Mana Vaanil (Tamil) Tamil Remake of Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan
Kattuchembakam Malayalam Jayasuriya starring
Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Malayalam Debut film of Jayasuriya, Indrajith
2001 Karumadikkuttan (film) Malayalam Kalabhavan Mani starring
Kasi Tamil Tamil debut.Vikram starring, remake of Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
Rakshasa Rajavu Malayalam Mammootty starring
2000 Dada Sahib Malayalam Mammootty starring Vinayan Mammootty first combo
Daivathinte Makan Malayalam Jayaram starring
1999 Aakasha Ganga Malayalam Malayalam's first Horror comedy film
Independence Malayalam Female quarrel film
Pranaya Nilavu Malayalam Dileep starring
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Malayalam First solo hit of Kalabhavan Mani
1998 Anuragakottaram Malayalam Dileep starring
1997 Ullasapoongattu Malayalam Dileep starring
1996 Kalyana Sougandhikam Malayalam First solo hit of Dileep
Mr. Clean Malayalam Mukesh starring
1995 Sipayi Lahala Malayalam
1993 Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha Malayalam
1992 Kunjikkuruvi Malayalam
1990 Superstar Malayalam
1989 Aayiram Chirakulla Moham[12] Malayalam

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)

Awards[edit]

Cine Express Awards
  • Best Film Director – Karumadikkuttan

References[edit]

  1. ^ My-Kerala.com: News
  2. ^ "A thriller in the making". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 5 January 2004.
  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 2 November 2011.

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