Born on the 18th of July, 1978 in the Kanhangad district of Kerala, Vyshakh is neither among the old generation of directors and nor among the new generation battalion making movies solely with say, Fahadh Fazil or Dulquer Salman. Vyshakh on the other hand, belongs somewhere midway, bridging this link. This bridging of the generation gap is clearly visible in his directorial debut ‘ Pokkiri Raja’ that released in 2010. He is known for making some masala entertainers in Malayalam. Pokkiri Raja starred Mammootty and Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead roles, and nothing portrays better the combination of two generations or rather entirely two mindsets in his movies. It turned out to be the largest grosser in the Malayalam movie industry in 2010. It dealt with the story of two brothers, one of whom is an underworld don and how he helps his younger brother fight for his lobe interest who is played by Shriya Saran. ‘Seniors’, which released in 2011 starring Manoj K Jayan, Jayaram, Biju Menon and Kunchacko Boban, came next. This one too was a great commercial success and garnered great reviews. Set in a comical and hilarious setting it dealt with a murder mystery and how a group of four friends return after a long gap to their college to figure out who among them is the actual murderer after one of them was wrongly charged with the crime long back.

The thrilling suspense was appreciated. His third film ‘Mallu Singh’ (2012) that starred Kunchacko Boban again and Unni Mukundan in the lead roles was a masala entertainer. Manoj K Jayan starred again in this project along with Biju Menon and together, with their great comic timings, they added to the humour in this laugh riot. This one too was a success. ‘ Sound Thoma’ starring Dileep followed. It dealt with the story of a cleft -lipped guy and was received well for its great humour. It released in the year 2013. Next came up his movie titled ‘Vishudhan’ for which he also wrote the screenplay. A lot of critics have called this his best work. It starred Kunchacko Boban and Miya in leading roles and narrated the story of a church’s father and a nun. Times of India gave it a three on five rating. It dealt with complex issues of morality and sin. His movie ‘ Cousins’ came up in 2014. It starred Kunchacko Boban, Indrajit Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Josu George. It was an average hit due to its high budget. It was not well received by the critics. His upcoming project stars Mohanlal in the titular role and is titled ‘ Pulimurugan’. It is much awaited especially due to its intriguing poster, the faith in his direction and not so surprisingly Mohanlal.

Vinod

Vinod Vijayan is a Malayalam director and a producer. He has produced more than five movies, one of his biggest achievement as a director is the movie D Company. Vinod is currently working as a producer in the movie Gangs of Vadakkumnathan. The movie is a gangster film based on black money and the war between rival gangs. Unni Mukundan played the lead role in the movie. The movie is set to release in the year 2016. He started his career as a director in the year 2006 with the movie Red Salute. The movie was produced by Milan Jaleel. Kalabhavan Mani played the lead role in the movie. He played the role of a coolie who works his way to the top of the liquor business. The movie did good business at the box-office and was called Old Wine in a New Bottle. Though the movie was impressive in the beginning and near the end, it became sloppy. He debuted as a producer in 2013 with the movie Annayum Rasoolum. The movie was a Malayalam romance film directed by Rajeev Ravi. The movie was based on a relationship between a Christian girl and taxi driver. Annayum Rasoolum was released on January 4, 2013. Annayum Rasoolum was a huge success and after that, Vinod Vijayan came to be known as a successful producer. He produced another movie in the year 2015 name Ottaal. Ottaal was a 2015 Malayalam movie produced by Vinod and directed by Jayaraj. The movie was an adaptation of the story Vanka. Ottaal was a story of a young boy and his relationship with his grandfather, starring Kumarakom Vasudevan and Ashanth K Sha. The movie was the first Indian movie to be released in theatres and the internet simultaneously. The movie even won numerous awards like National Film Awards, Kerala State Film Awards, International Film Festival of Kerala and Mumbai Film Festival. The movie was a huge success. In 2013, he directed his second movie named Oru Yathrayil, a Malayalam movie. The movie comprised of four short stories. The movie received mixed reviews. His most successful movie as a director was D company in the year 2013. D Company was a short film directed and produced by Vinod Vijayan. The movie is an anthology of three movies shot independently. The first part of the anthology was released in 2013 and the rest two parts are yet to release.

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Vinod Malayalam Actor