Narthan is an Indian film director who has worked in several Kannadian movies. Narthan started his career as an assistant director. In the year 2014, he worked as an assistant director in the film Ugramm. It was directed by
and was produced by Inkfinite Pictures. The story and screenplay of the movie were written by K. Ram ShriLaxman. The cast of the film includes Srimurali, Haripriya, Thilak Shekar,
, Avinash, and
. It was an action-thriller revolving around the rivalry of two gangs. Then in 2015, he was the assistant director of the film Rathaavara. It was directed by Chandrashekhar Bandiyappa. Dharmashree Manjunath. N produced the film.
The cast of the film includes Srimurali as Rathavara,
as Navami, Chikkanna, P. Ravi Shankar as Manikantha,
, and Narendra Babu. After these films in 2017, Narthan made a film under his own direction. In 2017 he directed the action-crime-thriller Mufti. Shivarajkumar,
were in the cast of the film. It was released on 15 March 2018 and revolved around a police officer who goes for an encounter with an ace underworld don risking his own life.