Malik director Mahesh Narayanan to make Hindi debut with Phantom Hospital
The film is based on 'an unprecedented investigation into the Indian healthcare system'
Malik director Mahesh Narayanan will make his Hindi debut with a thriller titled Phantom Hospital. The film will be produced by Priti Shahani in collaboration with journalist and author Josy Joseph.
Phantom Hospital is based on 'an unprecedented investigation into the Indian healthcare system', the makers stated. The film is written by Akash Mohimen and Mahesh Narayanan.
Speaking about his Hindi debut, Mahesh shared, "I was instantly drawn to the story inspired from true incidents in the Healthcare sector of India. It gives me immense pleasure to associate with Priti Shahani, who as a producer, has consistently delivered quality content, and Josy Joseph, whose meticulous research has added great layers to the story. My films have received so much love from the Hindi audiences that I am truly looking forward to directing my first Hindi Feature."
Priti Shahani has backed critically acclaimed films like Talvar, Raazi, and Badhaai Ho. She has launched her new production house, Tusk Tale Films.
"At Tusk Tale Films, it is our endeavour to champion stories that are reflective of our times that are rich with emotions and have the ability to resonate with all," Priti said. "I am excited to partner with Mahesh Narayanan, whose stories have traveled to a nationwide audience and is truly a visionary films maker and India's finest Investigative journalist Josy Joseph. Together we aim to make an entertaining film that uncovers one of the most shocking scandals in our country."
Josy Joseph, the founder of Confluence Media, said, "The strange thing about India is that its real stories are far more dramatic than any that a writer can imagine up, but those have not been harnessed enough for visual storytelling. I am confident that Phantom Hospital will be a pathbreaking movie that will showcase Mahesh's mastery over the craft and Priti's capability to see through challenging projects."