Vinayan is an acclaimed film director and producer. His prominent films include Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Aakasha Ganga, and Athbhutha Dweepu, and his latest film, Pathonpatham Noottandu, won both popular and critical acclaim. He 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 an Advisory Member of the Cine Workers Welfare Board, sponsored by the Government of India.