A. Bhimsingh

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A. Bhimsingh
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Born (1924-10-15)15 October 1924
Rayalacheruvu, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 16 January 1978(1978-01-16) (aged 53)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation editor, director, producer, writer
Years active 1949–1978
Spouse(s) Sona (1949–1978)
Sukumari (1959–1978)
Children B. Lenin
B. Kannan

A. Bhimsingh or Bhim Singh (1924–1978) was an Indian filmmaker, producer, editor, and writer who worked predominantly in the Tamil film industry. Apart from Tamil, he made films in other languages that include, 18 films in Hindi, 8 films in Telugu, 5 films in Malayalam and 1 film in Kannada. Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, he started his film career as an assistant editor with the film making duo Krishnan-Panju in the late 1940s. Later on he became an assistant director before evolving as an independent director. His films mainly dealt with family and relationships. He made a series of films all of which started with the Tamil syllable pa, mainly with Sivaji Ganesan.

Personal life[edit]

Bhimsingh was married to Sona, sister of Krishnan, in 1949. He had eight children with her; one of his eight children, B. Lenin is film editor, and his another son B. Kannan is a cinematographer, who is known for his frequent collaborations with of many of P. Bharathiraja. Later, Bhimsingh's eldest son Naren married Panju's daughter. Bhimsingh was also married to actress Sukumari in 1959 and has a son with her.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Banner Language Screenwriter Notes
1954 Ammaiyappan National Productions Tamil First directorial debut
1956 Raja Rani National Productions Tamil Karunanidhi
1956 Naane Raja Tamil Kannadasan
1958 Thirumanam Valampuri Pictures Tamil
1958 Padhi Bhakti Buddha Pictures Tamil M. S. Solamalai
1959 Bhaaga Pirivinai Saravana Films Tamil M. S. Solamalai
1959 Sahodhari Carnatic Films Tamil Murasoli Maran
1959 President Panchatcharam Savitri Pictures Tamil
1959 Ponnu Vilayum Bhoomi Tamil
1960 Petra Manam National Pictures Tamil
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Bala Movies Tamil Asha Poorna Devi
1960 Kalathur Kannamma AVM Productions Tamil Javar Seetharaman Dubbed in Telugu as Mavoori Ammayi
1960 Aai Phirse Bahar Hindi
1961 Pasamalar Rajamani Pictures Tamil K. P. Kottarakkara
1961 Paalum Pazhamum Saravana Films Tamil G. Balasubramaniam, Pasumani
1961 Pava Mannippu Budhdha Pictures Tamil M. S. Solamalai National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film
Dubbed in Telugu as Papa Pariharam
1962 Bandha Pasam Santhi Films Tamil Valampuri Somanathan
1962 Pavithra Prema Telugu
1962 Senthamarai Madras Pictures Tamil Rama Arangannal
1962 Main Chup Rahungi AVM Productions Hindi Remake of Kalathur Kannamma
1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum AVM Productions Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar
1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Ranganathan Pictures Tamil Tharashankar Bandopadhyay
1962 Rakhi Hindi Remake of Pasamalar
1963 Paar Magale Paar Kasturi Films Tamil Pattu Based on stage play Petralthan Pillaiya
1964 Pachchai Vilakku Vel Pictures Tamil G. K. Suriyam
1964 Pooja Ke Phool AVM Productions Hindi
1965 Pazhani Bharatha Matha Pictures Tamil G. V. Iyer
1965 Khandan Hindi Remake of Bhaaga Pirivinai
1965 Santhi ALS Productions Tamil
1966 Saadhu Mirandaal Sunbeam Productions Tamil Writer & Producer
1967 Paaladai Kamala Pictures Tamil
1967 Aalayam Sunbeam Productions Tamil Writer & Producer
1967 Meharbaan AVM Productions Hindi Remake of Padikkadha Medhai
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director
1968 Sadhu Aur Shaitaan Hindi Remake of Saadhu Mirandaal
1968 Gauri 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 Jayakanthan
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 Vamsha Jyothi Kannada
1978 Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral Girnar Films Tamil Jayakanthan
1978 Mishiha Charitram Malayalam Dubbed into Tamil and Telugu
1978 Kai Pidithaaval Ganeshanjali Productions Tamil
1978 Maattoly 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, Chittor V. Nagaiah, C. R. Vijayakumari
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, V. Gopalakrishnan
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, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Sriram, Manorama
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, R. Muthuraman
1963 Paar Magale Paar Kasturi Films Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman, A. V. M. Rajan, C. R. Vijayakumari, Pushpalatha, M. R. Radha, V. K. Ramasamy
1964 Pachai Vilakku Vel Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, A. V. M. Rajan, Sowcar Janaki, C. R. Vijayakumari, Pushpalatha, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Nagesh, S. V. Ranga Rao, Sriram
1965 Pazhani Bharatha Matha Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Sriram, S. S. Rajendran, R. Muthuraman, Devika, Pushpalatha, T. S. Balaiah, M. R. Radha
1967 Paaladai Kamala Pictures K. V. Mahadevan Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini. K. R. Vijaya, V. K. Ramasamy, Nagesh, V. Gopalakrishnan, Manorama
1970 Paadhukaappu Sunbeam Productions M. S. Viswanathan Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, T. S. Balaiah, Major Sundararajan, M. N. Nambiar, Nagesh, J. P. Chandrababu, Sowcar Janaki

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

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