. lm Mahesh Narayanan is one of the most popular editors in Malayalam Cinema who has worked on a wide variety of films ranging from Traffic, Beautiful, Kanyaka Talkies, Pokkiri Raja, Ennu Ninte Moideen and Vishwaroopam. He has also edited various films and advertisements in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
He made his screenwriting debut with Mili in 2015, and followed it up by writing, editing and directing Take Off in 2017, which won the special jury award and the silver peacock for best actress at the 48th IFFI and also became a superhit at the box office. Mahesh talks about his transition from an editor to a director; the inspiration behind Take Off; his lead actress Parvathy, misogyny in Cinema; the similarity with Tiger Zinda Hai; handling various genres and what to await in Vishwaroopam 2.