T. G. Vinayakumar
16 May 1957
|Years active||1989 – present|
|Children||2 (including Vishnu Vinay)|
T. G. Vinayakumar (born 16 May 1957), better known by his stage name Vinayan is an Indian film director, actor,screenwriter, producer, and lyricist, who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and occasionally in Tamil cinema.
Vinayan is married to Neena and the couple has two children—Vishnu Vinay and Nikhila.
Vinayan started his career with the film Super Star. And he has directed the following films like Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Akasha ganga 2,Karumadikkuttan (film), Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, Dada Sahib, Vellinakshatram, Aakasha Ganga, Rakshasa Rajavu, Kalyana Sougandhikam, Kasi (Tamil), Enn mana vaanil, Independence, Sathyam, Albhuthadweep, Athishayan, Dracula and Sipayi Lahala. The genres of his films include comedy, horror, action, fantasy and family drama.
Vinayan also introduced 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 actors and singers Vinayan has introduced in Malayalam.
In 2005, Vinayan wrote and directed 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, was written in the Guinness Book of Records and Vinayan himself was listed in India's Limca Book of Records. The film garnered the FilmFare and the Cinema Express awards, and was successfully remade in 2007 in the Tamil language by Vinayan himself.
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.
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.
|2021||Pathonpatham Noottandu||Malayalam||Siju Wilson||Biogpic of Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker|
|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||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, Mukesh|
|Athisayan||Malayalam||Master Devadas, Kavya Madhavan, Jackie Shroff, Mukesh||Science fiction film|
|2005||Boyy Friennd||Malayalam||Manikuttan, Mukesh, Honey Rose, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Madhumitha|
|Athbhutha Dweepu||Malayalam||Guinness Pakru, Prithviraj, Mallika Kapoor|
|2004||Sathyam||Malayalam||Prithviraj, Priyamani, Thilakan|
|Vellinakshatram||Malayalam||Prithviraj, Jayasurya, 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, Dileep|
|Karumadikkuttan||Malayalam||Kalabhavan Mani, Nandhini|
|2000||Dada Sahib||Malayalam||Mammootty, Sai Kumar, Murali|
|Daivathinte Makan||Malayalam||Jayaram, Pooja Batra, Prema|
|1999||Independence||Malayalam||Vani Viswanath, Kalabhavan Mani, Indraja , Khushbu|
|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||Malayalam||Hareesh, Sindhuja, Sukumaran,|
Rakshasa Rajavu (full script)
Vellinakshathram (full script)
Black Cat (full script)
Dracula (full script)
film critics award for best director
"vasanthiyum lakshmiyum pinne njanum" Atlas award best director