15 August 1947
|Occupation||Film editor, director, writer|
B. Lenin born as Bhimsingh Lenin is an Indian film editor, writer and director who works in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films. The son of Tamil film maker A. Bhimsingh, Lenin entered the film industry as an assistant editor and went on to work in numerous projects before making his debut as an independent editor with Mahendran's Uthiripookkal (1979). In the mid 1980s, Lenin started jointly working with his long-time assistant V. T. Vijayan and the duo has so far edited over a hundred films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi films, apart from an English film, Eli My Friend.
As of 2017, Lenin has won five National Film Awards, including the awards for Best Direction and Best Editing. He was the chairman of the Film Federation of India of India in 2011.
Lenin was born in a Bondil Rajput family consisting of eight children. His father A. Bhimsingh was a well known director in Tamil and Hindi films.Lenin has a younger brother named B. Kannan, who was a cinematographer. Lenin started his career as an associate director of his father and assisted in editing many of his films. He also had experience as a lab technician and sound engineering department as well. After several films working as an assistant, Lenin made his debut as an independent editor in 1979 with the 1979 Tamil film Uthiripookkal which was directed by Mahendran. Although he started as an independent editor, he later associated himself with his assistant V. T. Vijayan, and the duo went on to work together in a number of films during the 80s and 90s, including Nayakan , Geethanjali , Anjali and Kadhalan , which won them the National Film Award for Best Editing.
He made his directorial debut in 1983 with Ethanai Konam Ethanai Paarvai (1983), and went on to direct four feature films and four non-feature films. His short film Knock-out (1992) was critically acclaimed as it went on to win the Islamia critics Award for Best Short Film at the Cairo International Film Festival.It also won the National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director for Lenin. The jury noted: "The director has given us a powerful insight into the labyrinth of the human mind faced with a disaster situation". Three years later, he directed his second short film tilted Kutravali, which won the Best Editing at the 43rd National Film Awards. In 2002, Lenin made Ooruku Nooruper . The film fetched him the Best Direction award, apart from winning the Best Regional Film (Tamil). The film dealt with capital punishment and was received with critical response. He has also directed a few TV serials including Solladi Sivasakthi. Lenin has held important positions such as the jury member of 57th National Film Awards (2010) and the chairman of Oscar selection committee (of FFI) in 2011. And now he is contributing heavily to the education society thorough various institutions like Pune Film Institute, Lenin now works along with a reputed film institute in Coimbatore named Clusters media college as its dean helping its students gain knowledge in real time professional movie making and guiding them through his wide experience in film industry
|1983||Pallavi Anu Pallavi||Kannada|
|1983||Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai||Tamil|
|1984||Parannu Parannu Parannu||Malayalam|
|1984||Kai Kodukkum Kai||Tamil|
|1985||Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai||Tamil|
|1985||Thendrale Ennai Thodu||Tamil|
|1985||Thinkalaazhcha Nalla Divasam||Malayalam|
|1986||Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil||Malayalam|
|1986||Kannukku Mai Ezhuthu||Tamil|
|1986||Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal||Malayalam|
|1988||Solla Thudikuthu Manasu||Tamil|
|1988||Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil||Tamil|
|1990||My Dear Marthandan||Tamil|
|1993||I Love India||Tamil|
|1994||Kadhalan||Tamil|| National Film Award for Best Editing (shared with V. T. Vijayan)|
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Editor
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Editing (also for Oodaha)
Islamia critics Award for Best Short Film
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Editing (also for Kutravali)
|1998||Kallu Kondoru Pennu||Malayalam|
|2001||Nayak: The Real Hero||Hindi|
|2008||Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai||Tamil|
|2010||Namma Gramam||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Editor|
|2011||Roadside Ambanis||Tamil||Short film|
|2012||Kizhakku Paatha Veedu||Tamil|
|2015||The Yellow Festival||Tamil||Short Film|
|2016||Ishti||Sanskrit||Ishti, is set to be the opening feature film of the feature section of |
the Indian Panorama section at the 47th edition of IFFI (International Film Festival of India)
|2017||Uval||Tamil||Short Film Directed by Elavarasan Devarajan|
|2017||Ammavin Pudavai||Tamil||Short Film Directed by M.Prabhu|
|2020||Kattil||Tamil||Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Edited by Himself and Directed by EV Ganeshbabu|
|1980||Nathiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal||Tamil|
|1983||Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai||Tamil|
|1988||Solla Thudikuthu Manasu||Tamil|
National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director
|2001||Ooruku Nooruper||Tamil|| National Film Award for Best Direction |
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
|1998||Kaadhale Nimmadhi||Tamil||Cameo appearance in song "Kandhan Irukkum Idam"|
|1972||Bombay to Goa||Hindi|
|1972||Joroo Ka Ghulam||Hindi|
|1974||Naya Din Nai Raat||Hindi|
|1976||Sabse Bada Rupaiya||Hindi|
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