Vinod Mankara who hails from Palakkad district in Kerala, a southern Indian state, is a multitalented and versatile personality. A writer, journalist, lyricist, film maker and orator, Vinod has been able to leave an indelible mark in every one of these fields.
A prolific film maker, Vinod has more than 600 documentaries and three feature films to his credit.He is a multiple award winning director who has a national award and seven state awards to his credit.He won the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam award for his documentary, Nalacharitham 5 th day, in the year 2008.
His debut feature film, Karayilekkoru Kadaldhooram, fetched him many accolades including the award for Best Debut Director from the Kerala Film Critics Association in 2011. His second film, Ottamandharam (2014), based on real life events was widely appreciated and won him great critical acclaim.
Priyamanasam, the third full length Sanskrit feature film to be made in the history of World cinema, is Vinod’s most ambitious project to date. This is a biopic on the life of Unnayi Varrier , the creator of the magnum opus Nalacharitham Aattakatha.