Mahesh Narayanan

Mahesh Narayanan

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Mahesh Narayanan Biography

Mahesh Narayanan is a film editor, writer and director associated with Malayalam cinema. He has also worked in Tamil cinema as an editor. As a film director he shot to fame with his directorial debut, Take Off released in 2017. The movie starring Parvathy Thiruvothu, Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil and Asif Ali was a huge hit at box office and also accumulated numerous awards at various award functions. He received IFFI Special Jury Award at 48th International Film Festival of India, and also special mention at National Film Festival. He also received Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director and best director award at Asianet Film awards for the movie. As a director he has announced his next project, Maalik, expected to release in 2020.


As an editor some of the major works of Mahesh Narayanan in Tamil and Malayalam are Vishwaroopam, Vishwaroopam II, B. Tech, Take Off, 36 Vayadhinile, How Old Are You, Cousins, Mili, Abrahaminte Santhathikal, Mumbai Police, Chennaiyil Oru Naal, Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla, Mallu Singh, Traffic, Beautiful, Ennu Ninte Moideen, Trivandrum Lodge, Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram, Makaramanju, Pokkiri Raja, Rathri Mazha, Seniors etc. He also edited Bollywood film, Phir Kabhi in 2008.


Mahesh Narayanan hails from Vaikom, Kottayam. He graduated from University College Thiruvananthapuram and later enrolled at M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute in Tamil Nadu. Initially he edited short films and documentaries, before getting the first break to Malayalam cinema through Rathri Mazha in 2007. Over the years with numerous memorable movies, currently he is one of the leading editors of the industry. He turned a film director with Take Off in 2017, based on the ordeal of Indian nurses in the city of Tikrit, Iraq, in 2014.


Published: January 04, 2020

Updated: January 04, 2020

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