Vinayan

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Vinayan
Born
T. G. Vinayakumar

(1957-05-16) 16 May 1957 (age 63)
OccupationFilm Director
Screenwriter
Producer
Lyricist
Years active1989 – present
Spouse(s)Neena
Children2 (including Vishnu Vinay)

T. G. Vinayakumar[1] (born 16 May 1957), better known by his stage name Vinayan 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.[2] Vinayan has done films like Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Karumadikkuttan (film), Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, Dada Sahib, Vellinakshatram,[3] Aakasha Ganga, Rakshasa Rajavu, Kalyana Sougandhikam, Kasi (Tamil), Enn mana vaanil, Independence, Sathyam, Albhuthadweep, Athishayan, Dracula and Sipayi Lahala. He has made films in genres such as comedy, horror, action, fantasy and family drama.[4]

Vinayan is also noted for introducing a handful of actors and singers in the Malayalam film industry. Jayasurya, Indrajith Sukumaran, Anoop Menon, Honey Rose, Priyamani, Manikkuttan, Suresh Krishna, Meghana Raj, Lakshmi Menon, Sithara(singer), Sudeep kumar(singer)etc. are some of the successful actors and singers 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Lead Actors Notes
2020 Untitled Jayasurya film Malayalam Announced
2020 Untitled Mohanlal film Malayalam Announced
2020 Pathonpatham Noottaandu Malayalam Announced
2019 Aakasha Ganga 2 Malayalam Ramya Krishnan, Sreenath Bhasi, Salim Kumar
2018 Chalakkudikkaran Changathi Malayalam Senthil Krishna, Honey Rose ;J C Foundation Award for Brst film director.

Biographical movie of kalabhavan mani

2014 Little Superman[8] Malayalam Master Deny, Ansiba Hassan 3D film
2013 Dracula 2012 Malayalam Sudheer Sukumara, Shraddha Das, Monal Gajjar 3D film
2011 Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya Malayalam Meghana Raj, Murali Krishnan, Lakshmi Menon
2010 Yakshiyum Njanum Malayalam Meghana Raj, Gautham Krishn
2009 Naalai Namadhe Tamil Pradeep, Sharwanand, Sanusha
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan Malayalam Indrajith, Jayasurya, Sherin, Bhama
Black Cat Malayalam Suresh Gopi, Meena, Karthika
Athisayan Malayalam Master Devadas, Kavya Madhavan, Jackie Shroff, Jayasurya Science fiction film
2005 Boyy Friennd Malayalam Manikuttan, Honey Rose, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Madhumitha
Athbhutha Dweepu Malayalam Prithviraj, Guinness Pakru, Mallika Kapoor
2004 Sathyam Malayalam Prithviraj, Priyamani, Thilakan
Vellinakshatram Malayalam Prithviraj, Meenakshi, Taruni Sachdev
2003 War and Love Malayalam Dileep, Laila, Prabhu
Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum Malayalam Prithviraj, Ambili Devi, Renuka Menon
2002 En Mana Vaanil Tamil Jayasurya, Kavya Madhavan, Indrajith Remake of Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan
Kattuchembakam Malayalam Jayasurya, Charmy Kaur, Anoop Menon
Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Malayalam Jayasurya, Kavya Madhavan, Indrajith
2001 Kasi Tamil Vikram, Kaveri, Kavya Madhavan Tamil remake of Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
Rakshasa Rajavu Malayalam Mammootty, Meena, Dileep
Karumadikkuttan Malayalam Kalabhavan Mani, Nandhini
2000 Dada Sahib Malayalam Mammootty, Athira
Daivathinte Makan Malayalam Jayaram, Pooja Batra, Prema
1999 Independence Malayalam Vani Viswanath, Kalabhavan Mani, Indraja , Kushboo
Pranaya Nilavu Malayalam Dileep, Mohini, Nedumudi Venu
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Malayalam Kalabhavan Mani, Kaveri, Praveena
Aakasha Ganga Malayalam Divya Unni, Mayoori, Riyaz, Mukesh Horror comedy
1998 Anuragakottaram Malayalam Dileep, Suvalakshmi, Jagathy Sreekumar
1997 Ullasapoongattu Malayalam Dileep, Mohini, Thilakan
1996 Kalyana Sougandhikam Malayalam Dileep, Divya Unni, Jagadish
Mr. Clean Malayalam Mukesh, Devayani, Sreenivasan, Annie
1995 Sipayi Lahala Malayalam Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Vani Viswanath
1993 Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha Malayalam Vineeth, Suchithra, Jayabharathi
1992 Kunjikkuruvi Malayalam Nedumudi Venu, Geetha
1990 Superstar Malayalam Kavalam Sasikumar, Jagadish, Jagathy Sreekumar
1989 Aayiram Chirakulla Moham[9] Malayalam Hareesh, Sindhuja, Sukumaran,

Television serials[edit]

  • Iniyonnu Visramikkatte (Doordarshan)

As producer[edit]

As lyricist[edit]

As Actor[edit]

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
J C Foundation Awards
  • Best Film Director -

Chaalakkudikkaaran Changathi

Filmfare Awards South[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shri T. G. Vinayakumar (Also Known ... vs Association Of Malayalam Movie ... on 24 March, 2017". indiankanoon.org. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  2. ^ My-Kerala.com: News
  3. ^ "A thriller in the making". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 5 January 2004.
  4. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/342500/
  5. ^ Arputha Theevu Preview, Synopsis – Tamil movie Arputha Theevu Preview, Synopsis
  6. ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=2&no_of_displayed_rows=7&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=
  7. ^ MACTA | Film Institute | Cooperative Registrar | Vinayan | Co Operative Sector – Oneindia Entertainment
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Aayiram Chirakulla Moham – Mal Film". maebag.com. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.

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