7 best editors in Indian film industry

Check out the list of some of the best editors working in Indian film industry right now.

“Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.” – Joe Dante.

If director gives the foundation of a film, the editor nurtures it to provide the ultimate aestheticization. A film editor is someone who works on the rushes, cuts and joins them together into scenes and removes all the insignificant footages. While actors get all the credit for the success of a movie, editors are those unsung heroes who shape the entire movie and create the final product.

Sreekar Prasad: Recipient of eight National Film Awards, A. Sreekar Prasad is considered as a legendary editor in Indian film industry. He works in several industries including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu etc. ‘Raakh’, ‘Vaanaprastham’, ‘Yodha’, ‘Firaaq’ etc. are some of his best works.

Deepa Bhatia: Deepa Bhatia is a famous Bollywood film editor who has been working for more than 20 years. She has edited some critically and commercially successful films like ‘My Name is Khan’, ‘Kai Po Che’, ‘Tare Zameen Par’, ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ etc.

Rajkumar Hirani: While Rajkumar Hirani is mostly popular as a film director, he is also a brilliant editor. In fact, he studied editing at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He has edited movies like ‘Mission Kashmir’, ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’, ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, ‘3 idiots’ etc.

Lenin: B. Lenin is an experienced editor who has worked in more than 100 films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada industries. His major works include ‘Nayakan’, ‘Kaadhalan’, ‘Ooruku Nooruper’, ‘Kushi’ etc.

Arghakamal Mitra: One of the finest film editors in India, Arghakamal Mitra is passionate for both art and technology. He predominantly works in Bengali cinema and has edited almost 100 films till date. He has won a National Award for Best Editing for the film ‘Abohoman’. His other major works include ‘Antarmahal’, ‘Chokher Bali’, ‘Antaheen’, ‘Rainbow Jelly’ etc.

Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao: Editor of films like ‘Bahubali’, ‘Yamadonga’, ‘Magadheera’ etc., Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is one of the most well-known editors in Telugu as well as Indian film industry. He has edited over 100 films in a career spanning over 4 decades.

Aarti Bajaj: A genius editor in Bollywood, Aarti Bajaj began her career in Anurag Kashyap’s controversial movie ‘Paanch’. She won Star Screen Award for Best Editing for the movie ‘Black Friday’ in 2008. Her other notable works include ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Aamir’, ‘Gulaal’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Tamasha’ etc.

Arjun Gourisaria, Sujay Dahake, Namrata Rao, Anthony, Kishore, Vivek Harshan, Deepu Joseph etc. are also some of the best editors in Indian film industry today.

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