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’(‘
’). After he had completed his Master’s from ‘FTII’, he started working with ‘
’ 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 ‘
’ was the director and ‘
’, and ‘
’ were in the main roles. ‘Pardes’, a musical movie, starring popular actors like ‘
’, ‘Shahrukh Khan’, ‘Apurwa Agnihotri’, and ‘Mahima Choudhary’, was a blockbuster hit.
’ had been the director and producer of this picture. ‘Papa Kahte Hai’, a movie in which ‘
’ 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 ‘
’ 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, ‘
’, a ‘Malayalam’ movie. With a genre of drama and romance, it was released in the year 2015. ‘
’ and ‘
’ were in the lead roles. ‘Saji Samuel’ and ‘
’ 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, ‘
’, and for ‘
’, by Kerala State Awards.