Anthony (film editor)

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Born Llwellyn Anthony Gonsalvez
(1973-09-11) 11 September 1973 (age 40)
T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation film editor
Years active 2003

Anthony (Tamil: ஆண்டோனி) (born Llwellyn Anthony Gonsalves on 11 September 1973 in Chennai, India) is a Tamil film editor.[1][2] He has worked in over twenty Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu language films. This makes him one of the few editors to have worked for the three biggest film industries in India.[3]


Anthony studied at Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School, Perambur, Perambur, then BA Lit in Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai. As a courier boy he used to deliver to a famous editing studio: Edit Point in Chennai. There he got curious about editing and started to hang out and began picking the basics of digital editing, which was in a nascent stage. He worked at AVM Productions 1993–1997 as an in-house editor, working on many TV serials and TV ad films on the Avid system. Avid was very popular with TV serial producers and ad filmmakers as they could easily and quickly edit their films. It was while editing at AVM that Rajiv Menon noticed his talents. He was offered a job later at Rajiv Menon Productions (RMP), because RMP had just picked up the latest Avid with a film composer (1997). It was also at AVM while cutting Rajiv's TV commercials that his friendship with Gautham Vasudev Menon grew. Gautham was Rajiv's assistant and this friendship stands the test of time, with Anthony editing almost all of Gautham's films to date. At RMP he honed his skill as an ace editor; he also helped in cutting some songs for Rajiv Menon's film Kandukondain Kandukondain.

Gautham offered Anthony the opportunity to cut some sequences and songs of his second Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha. It was a huge success and thus began Anthony's successful career in the Indian film industry. Early in his film career he had stiff resistance against editors who were using the more traditional methods of cutting film. But with Avid becoming more and more convenient for filmmakers to edit and see the film instead of the more tedious method of cutting and splicing, it was only a matter of time before Anthony was accepted as a master editor in his own right. He probably single-handedly heralded the digital age of editing in the Tamil film world.

Anthony has now started a company called Frameworks along with director A. L. Vijay. Anthony is married and has one daughter. His studio is in R.A. Puram, Chennai.


Year Film Language Notes
2003 Kaakha Kaakha Tamil
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2004 New Tamil
Manmadhan Tamil
4 The People Malayalam Winner, Kerala State Film Award for Best Editor
2005 Thotti Jaya Tamil
Ghajini Tamil
Mazhai Tamil
Soggadu Telugu
2006 Happy Telugu
Thirupathi Tamil
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Tamil
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Tamil acted as a automobile engineer
Stalin Telugu
Vallavan Tamil
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Tamil
Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Telugu
Sivaji: The Boss Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Editor
Kireedam Tamil
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil
Oram Po Tamil
2008 Bheema Tamil
Vaaranam Aayiram Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Editor
Ghajini Hindi
2009 Ayan Tamil
Renigunta Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Editor
2010 Aasal Tamil
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Editor
Ye Maaya Chesaave Telugu
Varudu Telugu
Paiyaa Tamil
Madrasapattinam Tamil
Moscowin Kavery Tamil
Enthiran Tamil
Va Tamil
2011 Nadunisi Naaygal Tamil
Veppam Tamil
Ko Tamil acted as editor
Vaanam Tamil
Deiva Thirumagal Tamil
7aum Arivu Tamil
2012 Vettai Tamil
Nanban Tamil
Ek Deewana Tha Hindi
18 Vayasu Tamil
Podaa Podi Tamil
Thaandavam Tamil
Maattrraan Tamil
Neethane En Ponvasantham Tamil
Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Telugu
2013 Vana Yuddham Tamil
Vettai Mannan Tamil Filming
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Tamil
Pandianadu Tamil
Kochadaiyaan Tamil Filming
I Tamil Filming
Thalaivaa Tamil
Inga Enna Solluthu Tamil Filming
Untitled film A. L. Vijay Tamil 2015 in discussion
Bas in Thalaivan Tamil Filming


  1. ^ Anthony – chitchat – Telugu and Tamil film editor. (31 January 2006). Retrieved on 2011-06-21.
  2. ^ Anthony. Retrieved on 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ UmaShanker, Sudha (12 December 2006). "Style and substance". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 August 2008. 

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