B. Lenin

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B. Lenin
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Lenin during documentary film shoot at the Chavvara Hills, Kerala.
Born
Bhimsingh Lenin

(1947-08-15) 15 August 1947 (age 73)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm editor, director, writer
Years active1966–present
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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. [1]

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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.

Biography

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. [2] 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. [3] He also had experience as a lab technician and sound engineering department as well. [3] 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. [4]

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. [5] It also won the National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director for Lenin. [6] The jury noted: "The director has given us a powerful insight into the labyrinth of the human mind faced with a disaster situation". [6] Three years later, he directed his second short film tilted Kutravali, which won the Best Editing at the 43rd National Film Awards. [5] In 2002, Lenin made Ooruku Nooruper . The film fetched him the Best Direction award, apart from winning the Best Regional Film (Tamil). [3] The film dealt with capital punishment and was received with critical response. [3] [7] He has also directed a few TV serials including Solladi Sivasakthi. [6] 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. [5] [8] 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 [9] [10]

Selected filmography

As editor

YearFilmLanguageNotes
1979 Uthiripookkal Tamil
1980Pootadha PootukkalTamil
1981 Panneer Pushpangal Tamil
1982 Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil
1982 Metti Tamil
1982 Azhagiya Kanney Tamil
1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi Kannada
1983 Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai Tamil
1984 Parannu Parannu Parannu Malayalam
1984 Unaru Malayalam
1984 Sahasame Jeevitham Telugu
1984 Kai Kodukkum Kai Tamil
1984Pozhuthu VidinchachuTamil
1985 Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Tamil
1985 Thendrale Ennai Thodu Tamil
1985 Pagal Nilavu Tamil
1985 Idaya Kovil Tamil
1985 Thinkalaazhcha Nalla Divasam Malayalam
1986 Kariyilakkattu Pole Malayalam
1986 Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil Malayalam
1986 Kannukku Mai Ezhuthu Tamil
1986 Desatanakkili Karayarilla Malayalam
1986 Mouna Ragam Tamil
1986 Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal Malayalam
1987 Rithubhedam Malayalam
1987 Nombarathi Poovu Malayalam
1987 Thoovanathumbikal Malayalam
1987 Nayakan Tamil
1988 Solla Thudikuthu Manasu Tamil
1988 Aparan Malayalam
1988 Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil Tamil
1988 Abhinandana Telugu
1988 Daisy Malayalam
1988 Moonnam Pakkam Malayalam
1989 Rajadhi Raja Tamil
1989 Geethanjali Telugu
1989 Ulsavapittennu Malayalam
1989 Innale Malayalam
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Tamil
1989 Vetri Vizha Tamil
1989 Season Malayalam
1990 My Dear Marthandan Tamil
1990 Thazhvaram Malayalam
1990 Anjali Tamil
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil
1991 Amaram Malayalam
1991 Thayamma Tamil
1991 Kadavu Malayalam
1991 Chaitanya Telugu
1991 Vasanthakala Paravai Tamil
1992 Singaravelan Tamil
1992 Suriyan Tamil
1992 Magudam Tamil
1992 Malootty Malayalam
1992NakshthrakoodaramMalayalam
1992 Aavarampoo Tamil
1992 Meera Tamil
1993 I Love India Tamil
1993 Venkalam Malayalam
1993 Chamayam Malayalam
1993 Athma Tamil
1993 Padheyam Malayalam
1993 Gentleman Tamil
1993 Sopanam Tamil
1994 Priyanka Tamil
1994 Seevalaperi Pandi Tamil
1994 May Madham Tamil
1994 Kadhalan Tamil National Film Award for Best Editing (shared with V. T. Vijayan)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Editor
1994 Vanaja Girija Tamil
1995 Lucky Man Tamil
1995 Mogamul Tamil
1995 Mayabazar Tamil
1995 Highway Malayalam
1995KutravaliTamilShort film
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Editing (also for Oodaha)
Islamia critics Award for Best Short Film
1995OodahaTamilShort film
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Editing (also for Kutravali)
1996 Desadanam Malayalam
1996 Mahaprabhu Tamil
1996 Sivasakthi Tamil
1996 Devaraagam Malayalam
1996 Senathipathi Tamil
1996 Indian Tamil
1996 Kadhal Desam Tamil
1996 Alexander Tamil
1997 Oru Yathramozhi Malayalam
1997 Ratchagan Tamil
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Tamil
1998 Velai Tamil
1998 Aval Varuvala Tamil
1998 Kallu Kondoru Pennu Malayalam
1998 Jeans Tamil
1999 Vaali Tamil
1999 Mudhalvan Tamil
2000 Kushi Tamil
2001 Looty Tamil
2001 Kushi Telugu
2001 Ninnu Choodalani Telugu
2001 Dhill Tamil
2001 12B Tamil
2001 Nayak: The Real Hero Hindi
2001 Ooruku Nooruper Tamil
2005 Ullam Ketkume Tamil
2005 Thavamai Thavamirundhu Tamil
2006 Sasanam Tamil
2007 Chennai 600028 Tamil
2007 Periyar Tamil
2008 Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai Tamil
2008 Manjadikuru Malayalam
2008 Meipporul Tamil
2009 Kulir 100° Tamil
2010 Namma Gramam TamilTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Editor
2011PaalTamil
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Tamil
2011 Roadside Ambanis TamilShort film
2012SuzhalTamil
2012 Karuppampatti Tamil
2012Kizhakku Paatha VeeduTamil
2014 Ramanujan Tamil
2015 The Yellow Festival TamilShort Film
2015Appavum VeenjumMalayalam
2016 Edavappathy Malayalam
2016 Ishti SanskritIshti, 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)

2017UvalTamilShort Film Directed by Elavarasan Devarajan
2017Ammavin PudavaiTamilShort Film Directed by M.Prabhu
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Tamil
2020KattilTamilStory, Screenplay, Dialogues and Edited by Himself and Directed by EV Ganeshbabu

As director

YearFilmLanguageNotes
1980 Nathiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal Tamil
1982Pannaipurathu PandavargalTamil
1983 Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai Tamil
1988 Solla Thudikuthu Manasu Tamil
1992Knock-out Tamil Short film
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
2016Kandadhai SollugirenTamil

As actor

YearFilmLanguageNotes
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi TamilCameo appearance in song "Kandhan Irukkum Idam"

As assistant editor

YearFilmLanguageNotes
1970 Gopi Hindi
1972 Maalik Hindi
1972 Bombay to Goa Hindi
1972 Joroo Ka Ghulam Hindi
1974 Do Phool Hindi
1974 Naya Din Nai Raat Hindi
1976 Sabse Bada Rupaiya Hindi

Awards

National Film Awards

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

Vijay Awards

Rotary Club Of Madras East

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