Mahesh Ramanathan, the 5 time National Award winning producer and Chief Operating Officer of Reliance Entertainment has quit after an 8 year stint.
Mahesh, a management graduate from IIM-Ahmedabad will now partner with Oscar Award winning sound designer, Padmashri awardee and National Award winner, Dr Resul Pookutty in starting up a film production & production services venture with a wide blueprint covering International, Hindi & Regional films.
Mahesh was also instrumental in Reliance Entertainment producing the popular Singham franchise in Hindi. Mahesh has co-produced, marketed & distributed all Reliance Entertainment's films like 3 Idiots, Bodyguard, Don 2, Singham Returns and Holiday besides blockbusters Atharintiki Daredi and Manam in Telugu and Boss in Bengali .
Speaking about the partnership Dr Resul Pookutty said, "Mahesh is one of the most successful executives to emerge from the studio system. With an abiding passion for the movie business, his deep insights, reputation, filmmaker relationships and work ethic are an asset to our partnership. I look forward to an exciting and long lasting association. We will announce our plans shortly."
Mahesh Ramanathan added, "It's a singular honour to get to share my destiny with Dr Resul Pookutty who is a lodestar of our film industry. With inspiration in abundance our partnership will aim to win the respect of audiences & the industry."