Mahesh Narayan

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Mahesh Narayanan
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Born (1982-05-02) 2 May 1982 (age 36)
ResidenceCochin
Other namesMahesh Narayan
Spouse(s)Remya
ChildrenIsha

Mahesh Narayanan is a popular film editor, writer and director from Kerala, India.[1]

Career[edit]

After completing his graduation from University College Thiruvananthapuram he joined at M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute in Tamil Nadu, Mahesh started working as an advert editor. He subsequently progressed to edit documentaries, short films and entered the film industry with Rathri Mazha a Malayalam film award, which won five Kerala State Awards.

A few of his most popular films as an editor includes Beautiful, Traffic, Kanyaka Talkies, Viswaroopam, and Ennu Ninte Moideen. After establishing himself as an accomplished and successful editor, Mahesh ventured into writing and made his debut as a writer with Mili, a Malayalam film, which opened to rave reviews in Kerala.

In 2017 Mahesh Narayan progressed into film-making directing his debut feature Take Off a 2017 Indian drama thriller film, based on the ordeal of Indian nurses in the city of Tikrit, Iraq, in 2014 with Parvathy , Kunchacko Boban and Fahadh Faasil starring in the lead roles. It is written by Mahesh Narayan and P. V. Shajikumar. The film was shot in various parts of Dubai and Kerala. Take Off was released on 24 March 2017. The film was a blockbuster at the box office.

Celebrities praised the movie, including actor Kamal Haasan. The film was in competition section at various international festivals, including International Film Festival of India and International Film Festival of Kerala.

The film grossed ₹40 crore at the box office. The film collected $853,101 from UAE box office in its three weekends,$21,248 from UK box office and $9,918 from New Zealand box office. The film ran for over 125 days in theaters.

The film won a Special Jury Award at the 48th International Film Festival of India and Parvathy won the award for Best Female Actor, becoming the first ever Indian film actor to win the award. The film won five Kerala State Awards including the Best Debut Director's Award for Mahesh Narayan. For her most notable performance as Sameera, Parvathy also received her second Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, a second Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam and her first Special Jury Mention at the National Film Awards.

Awards[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Editor Director Screen Writer Language Notes
2018 Vishwaroopam II Yes No No Tamil
Hindi
2018 Abrahaminte Santhathikal Yes No No Malayalam
2018 B.Tech (film) Yes No No Malayalam
2017 Take Off (2017 film) Yes Yes Yes Malayalam
2017 Udaharanam Sujatha Yes No No Malayalam
2016 Traffic (2016 film) Yes No No Hindi
2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen Yes No No Malayalam
2015 Love 24x7 Yes No No Malayalam
2015 Nirnayakam Yes No No Malayalam
2015 36 Vayadhinile Yes No No Tamil
2015 Mili (2015 film) Yes No Yes Malayalam
2014 Cousins (2014 film) Yes No No Malayalam
2014 How Old Are You? (film) Yes No No Malayalam
2013 Kanyaka Talkies Yes No No Malayalam
2013 Mumbai Police (film) Yes No No Malayalam
2013 Vishwaroopam Yes No No Tamil
Hindi
2013 Olipporu Yes No No Malayalam
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Yes No No Tamil
2013 Kili Poyi Yes No No Malayalam
2013 Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Yes No No Malayalam
2012 Trivandrum Lodge Yes No No Malayalam
2012 Casanovva Yes No No Malayalam
2012 Mallu Singh Yes No No Malayalam
2011 Traffic Yes No No Malayalam
2011 Beautiful (2011 film) Yes No No Malayalam
2011 Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram Yes No No Malayalam
2011 Three Kings (2011 film) Yes No No Malayalam
2011 The Metro (film) Yes No No Malayalam
2011 A Pestering Journey Yes No No English
2011 Seniors Yes No No Malayalam
2011 Makaramanju Yes No No Malayalam
2010 Aathmakatha Yes No No Malayalam
2010 Pokkiri Raja Yes No No Malayalam
2010 Plus Two Yes No No Malayalam
2009 Gulumal Yes No No Malayalam
2009 16mm: Memories, Movement and a Machine Yes No No English Documentary Short
2009 Kavya's Diary Yes No No Telugu
2008 Phir Kabhi Yes No No Hindi
2008 Positive Yes No No Malayalam
2007 Rathri Mazha Yes No No Malayalam

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "65th National Film Awards announcement: Highlights". The Indian Express. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
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  14. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2018: Parvathy, Indrans bag top honours; Take Off emerges as the big winner- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  15. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2017: Indrans, Parvathy and Lijo Jose Pellissery bag top honours". The Indian Express. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
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  17. ^ "Golden Seagull Awards presented at first SCO film festival - China.org.cn". www.china.org.cn. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
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  19. ^ Brockington, Ariana (2018-04-17). "'Village Rockstars,' 'Lovesick' Among Winners at 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  20. ^ "Assamese language film Village Rockstars takes the Best Feature prize at 16th annual IFFLA". diyatvusa.com. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
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