Anthony (film editor)

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Lewellyn Anthony Gonsalvez

(1973-09-11) 11 September 1973 (age 47)
OccupationFilm editor and director
Years active2003–present

Lewellyn Anthony Gonsalvez (born 11 September 1973) is an Indian film editor from Tamil Nadu.[1][2] He was introduced to cinema through the popular film director Gautham Menon by the blockbuster film Kaakha Kaakha. He continued this collaboration with Gautham by Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006 film), Pachaikili Muthucharam, Vaaranam Aayiram, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Yennai Arindhaal and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. Following the huge success of these films, director Shankar has collaborated with him through Enthiran. He has worked in over sixty Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. He had a release in Kannada language, which was the simultaneously produced version of the Tamil film Vana Yuddham, which he edited. He is the editor for India's most expensive feature film 2.0. He is also an inspiration for many young editors.[3]


Anthony studied a degree in Literature at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, but found himself unsure of a career path once he has finished his education. Following suggestions from his friends, he began learning about animation at Prasad Studio and subsequently also enrolled to learn about editing. He thereafter, received offers to work on corporate ads, trailers and documentaries from 1993 for Edit Point and continued to work in the same practice til 2004, often collaborating with leading ad film makers like Rajiv Menon. He then began to work on editing songs in films occasionally, also gaining experience by editing tele-films. Director Gautham Menon asked Anthony to edit the song "Ennai Konjam" in Kaakha Kaakha for the audio release event of that film, and impressed with his work for that song and he asked him to sign on as the film's editor.[4] He has since associated with the biggest directors in Tamil cinema, collaborating regularly with directors including Shankar, AR Murugadoss, Gautham Menon, Linguswamy, K. V. Anand and A. L. Vijay.[5]

Anthony has also nurtured an ambition to direct films and began pre-production on a comedy film titled Jagathalapradhaban in November 2008 featuring Jayaram, Yuhi Sethu and Namitha. The film, however failed to take off.[6] Anthony revealed in August 2014 that he was set to make his first film, and it would be the remake of the Malayalam film Shutter (2012).[7] In November 2014, he announced and began work on the venture featuring Sathyaraj in the lead role. The film also stars Anumol, Kalyani Natarajan and Dixitha Kothari.[8][9]


Year Film Language Notes
2003 Kaakha Kaakha Tamil
Madhurey Tamil
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2004 New Tamil
Manmadhan Tamil
4 The People Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Editor
2005 Thotti Jaya Tamil
Ghajini Tamil
Mazhai Tamil
Soggadu Telugu
2006 Happy Telugu
Thirupathi Tamil
Cyanide Kannada
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Tamil Role as an 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
Tulasi Telugu
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil
Oram Po Tamil
2008 Bheema Tamil
Minchina Ota Kannada
Satyam 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
Ye Maaya Chesaave Telugu
Police Quartres Kannada
Varudu Telugu
Paiyaa Tamil
Simha Telugu
Madrasapattinam Tamil
Moscowin Kavery Tamil
Enthiran Tamil
Va Tamil
2011 Nadunisi Naaygal Tamil
Veppam Tamil
Ko Tamil Cameo appearance as "Malar TV editor"
Engeyum Kadhal Tamil
Vaanam Tamil
Deiva Thirumagal Tamil
Oosaravelli Telugu
7aum Arivu Tamil
2012 Vettai Tamil
Nanban Tamil
Ek Deewana Tha Hindi
18 Vayasu Tamil
Dammu Telugu
Podaa Podi Tamil
Thaandavam Tamil
Maattrraan Tamil
Neethane En Ponvasantham Tamil
Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Telugu
2013 Attahasa Kannada
Vana Yuddham Tamil
Thalaivaa Tamil
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Tamil
Pandiya Naadu Tamil Vijay Award for Best Editor
Apple Penne Tamil
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Tamil Cameo appearance as "Anthony"
Goli Soda Tamil
Thalaivan Tamil
Kochadaiiyaan Tamil
Saivam Tamil
Anjaan Tamil
Kappal Tamil
2015 I Tamil
Yennai Arindhaal Tamil
Anegan Tamil
Romeo Juliet Tamil
Idhu Enna Maayam Tamil
Paayum Puli Tamil
Oru Naal Iravil Tamil Also director
2016 Pencil Tamil
Vaaimai Tamil
Devi Tamil
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Tamil
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Telugu
2017 Bogan Tamil
Kavan Tamil Cameo appearance as "wineshop guy"
Vanamagan Tamil
Sakka Podu Podu Raja Tamil
2018 Diya Tamil Cameo appearance as Psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Gonsalvez
Lakshmi Tamil
2.0 Tamil
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Tamil
LKG Tamil
90ML Tamil
Kennedy Club Tamil
Kaappaan Tamil acted as special appearance
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Tamil
Kasada Thapara Tamil Pre-Production
2021 Vettri Tamil


  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. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Anthony - chitchat - Telugu and Tamil film editor".
  5. ^ "Editor Anthony - Tamil Cinema Editor Interview - Editor Anthony - Endhiran - Sivaji - Nadunisi Naigal - 7am Arivu - Vaanam - Poda Podi -".
  6. ^ "From holding scissors to wielding megaphone".
  7. ^ "Editing happened by sheer coincidence, says Antony". Sify.
  8. ^ "Editor Anthony turns director". Sify.
  9. ^ "Editor Anthony to wear the directors hat".

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