Vinil Mathew is an ad filmmaker and Bollywood film director and writer. He wrote and directed 2014 Bollywood film Hasee Toh Phasee which emerged as both commercial and critical success.
He moved to Mumbai in 2000 and joined Mahesh Mathai's ad company, Highlight Films. He started assisting Prasoon Pandey. In 2002 he founded his own ad company, Nomad Films, but after struggling with it, he joined Footcandles. There he worked on campaigns like Reliance, Vodafone, Airtel and the Times Of India's Aman Ki Asha, which got him good recognition.
Vinil Mathew was impressed with Santosh Sivan's work and worked for him. He also worked with filmmaker, Bharath Bala.
He made over 250 ad campaigns in his advertising career. He worked with Karan Johar on a coffee-ad campaign for many years.
Born in: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India