A. Bhimsingh

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A. Bhimsingh
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Born (1924-10-15)15 October 1924
Thirupathi, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 16 January 1978(1978-01-16) (aged 53)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Bhimbhai
Occupation director, producer, editor and writer
Years active 1949–1978
Children

A. Bhimsingh or Bhim Singh (1924–1978) was a film maker, producer, editor and writer from the Tamil Film Industry. He has directed films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi languages. He was born on 15 October 1924 in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. His film career started as an assistant editor with the film making duo Krishnan-Panju, in the late 1940s. He became assistant director and then promoted as director. His films mainly dealt with family relationships. He made a series of films all of which started with the Tamil syllable pa Pasamalar and Pava Mannippu are notable among them.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Sona, Sister of Krishnan – (Panju) and Thirumalai (Mahalingam) and Pattabiraman alias Pattu. He and Sona are survived by 8 children. One of whom is B. Lenin a noted film editor and winner of National Film Award for Best Editing and many other awards. B. Kannan has been the cinematographer of many of Bharathiraja's masterpieces.

He was also married to noted actress Padmashri Sukumari from 1959 – 1978. He has a son, Dr. Suresh Bhimsingh, in this marriage.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Banner Language Notes
1954 Ammaiyappan National Productions Tamil First directorial debut
1956 Raja Rani National Productions Tamil
1956 Naane Raja Tamil
1958 Thirumanam Valampuri Pictures Tamil
1958 Padhi Bhakti Buddha Pictures Tamil
1959 Bhaaga Pirivinai Saravana Films Tamil
1959 Sahodari Carnatic Films Tamil
1959 President Panchatcharam Savitri Pictures Tamil
1959 Ponnu Vilayum Bhoomi Tamil
1960 Petra Manam National Pictures Tamil
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Bala Movies Tamil
1960 Mavoori Ammayi Telugu
1960 Kalathur Kannamma AVM Productions Tamil
1960 Aai Phirse Bahar Hindi
1961 Pasamalar Rajamani Pictures Tamil
1961 Paalum Pazhamum Saravana Films Tamil
1961 Kalsi Vunte Kaladu Sukhamu Telugu Remake of Bhaaga Pirivinai
1961 Pava Mannippu Budhdha Pictures Tamil National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film
1961 Papa Pariharam Telugu
1962 Bandha Pasam Santhi Films Tamil
1962 Pavithra Prema Telugu
1962 Senthamarai Madras Pictures Tamil
1962 Main Chup Rahungi AVM Productions Hindi Remake of Kalathur Kannamma
1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum AVM Productions Tamil
1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Ranganathan Pictures Tamil
1962 Rakhi Hindi Remake of Pasamalar
1963 Paar Magale Paar Kasturi Films Tamil
1964 Pachchai Vilakku Vel Pictures Tamil
1964 Pooja Ke Phool AVM Productions Hindi
1965 Pazhani Bharatha Matha Pictures Tamil
1965 Khandan Hindi Remake of Bhaaga Pirivinai
1965 Santhi ALS Productions Tamil
1966 Saadhu Mirandaal Sunbeam Productions Tamil
1967 Paalaadai Kamala Pictures Tamil
1967 Meharbaan Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director
1967 Aalayam Sunbeam Productions Tamil
1968 Sadhu Aur Shaitaan Hindi Remake of Saadhu Mirandaal
1968 Gouri Hindi Remake of Santhi
1968 Aadmi PSV Pictures Hindi Remake of K. Shankar's Aalayamani
1969 Manishichina Maguva Telugu
1969 Bhai Bahen Hindi
1970 Paadhukaappu Sunbeam Productions Tamil
1970 Gopi Hindi
1970 Oku Kutumbam Telugu
1972 Sub Ka Saathi Hindi
1972 Maalik Hindi
1972 Maa Inti Jyothi Telugu
1972 Joroo Ka Ghulam Hindi
1973 Loafer Hindi
1974 Paadha Poojai Kasiram Pictures Tamil
1974 Naya Din Nai Raat Hindi Remake of A. P. Nagarajan's Navarathiri
1975 Raagam Malayalam
1975 Bhagyashalulu Telugu
1976 Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal ABS Productions Tamil
1976 Kanavan Manaivi Sri Umachitra Combines Tamil
1976 Chiranjeevi Telugu
1976 Bangaru Manishi Telugu
1977 Yaaron Ka Yaar Hindi
1977 Nirakudum Malayalam Remake of Bhaaga Pirivinai
1977 Sneham Malayalam
1977 Nee Vazha Vendum Fathima Amuda Combines Tamil
1977 Amaanat Hindi
1977 Evaru Devudu Telugu
1978 Vamsajyothi Malayalam
1978 Oru Nadigai Natakam Pakiral Girnar Films Tamil
1978 Mishiha Charitram Malayalam Dubbed into Tamil and Telugu
1978 Kai Pidithaaval Ganeshanjali Productions Tamil
1978 Maattoli Malayalam
1978 Iraivan Kodutha Varam Raja Cine Arts Tamil
1978 Karunamayudu Telugu Dubbed in Hindi as Daya Sagar, Tamil as Karunamoorthy and English as Ocean of Mercy
1978 Karunai Ullam MSV Movies Tamil

The Pa Series[edit]

Year Film Banner Music Actors
1958 Padhi Bhakti Buddha Pictures Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, M. N. Rajam, T. S. Balaiah, J. P. Chandrababu
1959 Bhaaga Pirivinai Saravana Films Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, M. R. Radha, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, M. N. Nambiar, M. V. Rajamma
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Bala Movies K. V. Mahadevan Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, S. V. Ranga Rao, P. Kannamba, T. R. Ramachandran, R. Muthuraman, E. V. Saroja
1961 Pasamalar Rajamani Pictures Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, M. N. Rajam, M. N. Nambiar, K. A. Thangavelu
1961 Paalum Pazhamum Saravana Films Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, Sowcar Janaki, Prem Nazir, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah
1961 Pava Mannippu Budhdha Pictures Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, Devika, Chittor V. Nagaiah, M. R. Radha, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, M. V. Rajamma
1962 Bandha Pasam Santhi Films Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, Devika, S. V. Ranga Rao, M. V. Rajamma, J. P. Chandrababu
1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum AVM Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, Sowcar Janaki, B. Saroja Devi, Kamal Haasan
1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Ranganathan Pictures Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, K. Balaji, Savithri, Rajasulochana, M. R. Radha, S. V. Ranga Rao, S. V. Sahasranamam, P. Kannamba, M. V. Rajamma
1963 Paar Magale Paar Kasturi Films Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman, A. V. M. Rajan, Vijayakumari, Pushpalatha
1964 Pachai Vilakku Vel Pictures Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, A. V. M. Rajan, Sowcar Janaki, Vijayakumari, Pushpalatha, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Nagesh
1965 Pazhani Bharatha Matha Pictures Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Sriram, S. S. Rajendran, R. Muthuraman, Devika, Pushpalatha
1967 Paalaadai Kamala Pictures K. V. Mahadevan Sivaji Ganesan,
1970 Paadhukaappu Sunbeam Productions M. S. Viswanathan Sivaji Ganesan,

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

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