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

(1947-08-15) 15 August 1947 (age 76)
Occupation(s)Film editor, director, writer
Years active1966–present
RelativesA. Bhimsingh (father)

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.[1]

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.

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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 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 first worked independently on Kalank, a Fiji-based production, in 1978.[4] He made his debut as an independent editor in Indian cinema 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.[5]

He made his directorial debut in 1983 with Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai (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.[6] It also won the National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director for Lenin.[7] The jury noted: "The director has given us a powerful insight into the labyrinth of the human mind faced with a disaster situation".[7] Three years later, he directed his second short film tilted Kutravali, which won the Best Editing at the 43rd National Film Awards.[6] 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][8] He has also directed a few TV serials including Solladi Sivasakthi.[7] 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.[6][9] 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[10][11]

Selected filmography


As editor

Year Film Language Notes
1979 Uthiripookkal Tamil
1980 Poottaatha Poottukkal Tamil
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 Unaroo Malayalam
1984 Sahasame Jeevitham Telugu
1984 Kai Kodukkum Kai Tamil
1984 Pozhuthu Vidinchachu Tamil
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
1992 Nakshthrakoodaram Malayalam
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
1995 Kutravali Tamil Short film
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Editing (also for Oodaha)
Islamia critics Award for Best Short Film
1995 Oodaha Tamil Short 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 Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Editor
2011 Paal Tamil
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Tamil
2011 Roadside Ambanis Tamil Short film
2012 Suzhal Tamil
2012 Karuppampatti Tamil
2012 Kizhakku Paatha Veedu Tamil
2014 Ramanujan Tamil
2015 The Yellow Festival Tamil Short Film
2015 Appavum Veenjum Malayalam
2016 Edavappathy Malayalam
2016 Ishti Sanskrit
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Tamil
2021 Ainthu Unarvugal Tamil
2023 Karumegangal Kalaigindrana Tamil

As director

Year Film Language Notes
1980 Nathiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal Tamil
1982 Pannaipurathu Pandavargal Tamil
1983 Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai Tamil
1988 Solla Thudikuthu Manasu Tamil
1992 Knock-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
2016 Kandadhai Sollugiren Tamil

As actor

Year Film Language Notes
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Tamil Cameo appearance in song "Kandhan Irukkum Idam"

As assistant editor

Year Film Language Notes
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



National Film Awards


Tamil Nadu State Film Awards


Kerala State Film Awards


Vijay Awards


Rotary Club Of Madras East



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  2. ^ S. R., Ashok Kumar (29 September 2006). "Veterans recapture the past". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "49th national Film Awards". Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 77. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. ^ "South holds sway". The Hindu. 23 June 1995. Archived from the original on 22 December 1996. Retrieved 22 July 2023.
  5. ^ "42nd National Film Awards". Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 44–46. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "57th National Film Awards". Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "40th National Film Awards". Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Lagaan sweeps national film awards". The Indian Express. 26 July 2002. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
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  11. ^ "A new diploma course in Film Technology in Coimbatore". The Hindu. 25 July 2019.