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Malik director Mahesh Narayanan set for his Bollywood debut with Phantom Hospital

The film is backed by Tusk Tale Films and Confluence Media.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Aug 31, 2021
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Mahesh Narayanan

Filmmaker and editor Mahesh Narayanan have been riding high on the success of his back to back OTT releases C U Soon and Malik. Now, he is all set to make his Hindi movie debut as a director with a film titled Phantom Hospital. The film is produced by Priti Shahani of Tusk Tale Films and Josy Joseph's Confluence Media. The inspiration behind the forthcoming film is 'unusual scandal in the healthcare sector', as revealed by Priti. 

While talking about the project, Mahesh said in a statement, "I was instantly drawn to the story inspired from true incidents in the Healthcare sector of India. My films have received so much love from the Hindi audiences that I am truly looking forward to directing my first Hindi Feature."

The film is co-written by Akash Mohimen along with Mahesh.

The ace filmmaker made his directorial debut in 2017 with the film Take Off starring Parvathy Thiruvothu, Kunchacko Boban and Fahadh Faasil in the lead roles.

He then directed C U Soon in 2020 which is an Amazon Prime Video release. The computer screen film streamed during the coronavirus lockdown and features Fahadh, Roshan Mathew and Darshana Rajendran as the protagonists. 

His latest directorial is Malik which streamed on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year. The political drama once again reunited Fahadh and Mahesh.

The filmmaker's upcoming film as a director is Ariyippu which features Kunchacko Boban in the lead role. The actor is co-producing the film under his home banner Udaya Studios.

Moreover, Mahesh is also a part of the sequel to Kamal Haasan's hit film Thevar Magan which is being penned by the legendary actor-filmmaker. 

In the past year, Mahesh had a lot of projects in his kitty as a filmmaker as well as an editor. 

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