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Arun Kumar Aravind is a renowned producer, director, and editor of the Indian Cinema. He mainly works for the ‘Malayalam’ language films. He was born on May 22, in the year 1977 in the city of ‘Thiruvananthapuram’, in the state of ‘Kerala’. He had been blessed with a daughter, namely ‘Arsha Nayar’. He completed his high school studies from ‘St. Thomas Residential School’ and did his graduation from ‘M.G.College’, which is situated in ‘Trivandrum’.

After this, he shifted to ‘Chennai’ to learn Visual Effects from the company, namely ‘Pentamedia’. He started off his career in the film industry from this company only. He worked as an artist involved in visual effects. In 2003, he edited ‘Suresh Krishnan’s’ ‘Vasanthamalika’ and ‘T.K.Rajeev Kumar’s’ ‘Ivar’. Both are ‘Malayalam’ movies. Arun had been in close connection for over ten years with the famous director, ‘ Priyadarshan’. He has worked with him in many of his films as the editor.

The list of such films are ‘ Vettam’, a ‘Malayalam’ movie, Hindi pictures like ‘ Hulchul’(a comedy film with a star cast of ‘ Suniel Shetty’, ‘ Kareena Kapoor Khan’, ‘ Paresh Rawal’, ‘Akshay Khanna’, ‘ Amrish Puri’, ‘ Shakti Kapoor’, ‘ Arbaaz Khan’, ‘ Arshad Warsi’, and ‘ Jackie Shroff’), ‘ Garam Masala’(actors like ‘ Rimi Sen’, ‘ Akshay Kumar’, ‘ Neha Dhupia’, ‘ John Abraham’, ‘ Rajpal Yadav’, and ‘Paresh Rawal’ have worked), ‘ Kyon Ki’(with ‘ Salman Khan’ and ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’), ‘ Chup Chup Ke’(veteran stars ‘Suniel Shetty’, ‘ Anupam Kher’, ‘Rajpal Yadav’, ‘Neha Dhupia’ and others are a part of it), ‘Bhagam Bhag’(‘ Lara Dutta’, ‘Akshay Kumar’, and ‘ Govinda’ were in the lead roles), ‘ Dhol’(with ‘ Tusshar Kapoor’, ‘Arbaaz Khan’, ‘Rajpal Yadav’, ‘ Kunal Khemu’, and ‘ Sharman Joshi’), and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’(with ‘Akshay Kumar’, ‘ Shiney Ahuja’, ‘ Vidya Balan’, and ‘ Ameesha Patel’). His other films include ‘Sound Of Boot’, ‘Malabar Wedding’, ‘ Mere Baap Pehle Aap’, ‘Kanchivaram’, ‘Winter’, ‘ Seetha Kalyanam’, ‘ Chal Chala Chal’, ‘ Billu’, ‘ De Dana Dan’, ‘ Bumm Bumm Bole’, ‘ Khatta Meetha’, ‘Pathinonnil Vyazham’, and ‘ Aakrosh’.

As the director, he made his first movie, ‘ Cocktail’. It was a blockbuster hit in 2010. It was a ‘Malayalam movie in which stars like ‘Sunil’, ‘ Jayasurya’, ‘Samvrutha’, and ‘ Anoop Menon’ have worked. His other directorial pictures are ‘Ee Adutha Kaalathu’’, ‘Left Right Left’, and ‘ 1 By Two’. As the producer, his first film was ‘Vedivazhipadu’, which had released in the year 2013. Arun Kumar Aravind had received many accolades during his lifetime. He had received nominations for Best Editing by The National Awards for the film, ‘Kancheeevaram’, and also for ‘The Shantharam Award’. In 2011, he has received awards for the Best Editor by ‘Mathrubhumi Kalyan Film Awards’, and ‘Asianet Ujala Film Award’.

Vinod Sukumaran Malayalam Actor

Vinod Sukumaran

Vinod Sukumaran is a renowned filmmaker of the Indian Cinema. He was born and brought up in the city of ‘Calicut’ in ‘Kerala’. In terms of education, he had learned ‘Theatre Arts’ in his hometown i.e, from ‘School of Drama’ which is situated in ‘Kerala’ State. After this, he had done his Master’s from ‘Film and Television Institute of India’ (FTII) in ‘Pune’, with a Diploma in ‘Film Making’. Film Editing was his major area of study. He has been an apprentice in Theatre. He has worked as the costume designer, director, scenic designer, make-up artist, actor, stage designer, and many others. Apart from these, he has worked with many groups who performed theater at the local level. He had been in close connection with many prominent artists and had worked with them. These include ‘B.V.Karanth’(‘Panja Ratram’), ‘S.Ramanujam’(‘Samatuavadi’), ‘Kavalam Narayana Panicker’(‘Mathavilasam’), and ‘Alaknanda Samarth’(‘Coriolanus’). After he had completed his Master’s from ‘FTII’, he started working with ‘Renu Saluja’ for four years. ‘Renu Saluja’ is a famous editor of Hindi films and has won many awards. ‘Vinod Sukumaran’ did the task of editing many films of the Bollywood. ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin’, a film in which ‘Sudhir Mishra’ was the director and ‘Nirmal Pandey’, and ‘Tara Deshpande’ were in the main roles. ‘Pardes’, a musical movie, starring popular actors like ‘Amrish Puri’, ‘Alok Nath’, ‘Shahrukh Khan’, ‘Apurwa Agnihotri’, and ‘Mahima Choudhary’, was a blockbuster hit. ‘Subhash Ghai’ had been the director and producer of this picture. ‘Papa Kahte Hai’, a movie in which ‘Mahesh Bhatt’ had given his direction, is a very famous picture. He came up with a unique thought that themed films be of ninety seconds. This idea was greatly recognized and in 2003 and 2005, it was chosen for ‘Commonwealth Vision Award’. It was also decided that 1000 pounds would be paid for each screenplay. ‘Shymaprasad’ made his directorial debut with the film ‘Agnisakshi’ and ‘Vinod Sukumaran’ worked with him as the associate director. These two have worked on many other movies together. He made his first directorial debut in the feature film, ‘Haram’, a ‘Malayalam’ movie. With a genre of drama and romance, it was released in the year 2015. ‘Radhika Apte’ and ‘Fahadh Faasil’ were in the lead roles. ‘Saji Samuel’ and ‘P Sukumar’ had produced it. In 2002, for the movie ‘Diary of a Housewife’, he was awarded The Best First Film of a Director by The National Awards. It is a short picture in the ‘Malayalam’ language. His other accolades include Best Film Editor by ‘Matrabhumi’ Awards and Film Critic Association for the film, ‘Akale’, and for ‘Ore Kadal’, by Kerala State Awards.

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