Film editors are an essential part of the filmmaking process, but they're often overlooked since they work behind the scenes. Editing is one of the other things that we understand from the cinema. Editor Aarif Sheikh is a national award-winning editor associated with movies like ‘
’, ‘Noor’, ‘
’. ‘D-Day’, ‘
’, ‘Phanthom’ etc.
When we talk about cinema, what comes in our mind is acting, cinematography, BG score, music etc. but nobody knows what work has been done in post-production stages. Aarif Sheikh has directed and was an editor for a 2009 Bollywood film ‘Let's Dance’ that stars
and Aquib Afzal in the lead roles.
He was expert even in editing song and dance sequence from the film ‘Damadam’ that starred Himesh Reshmiya’ No kissing, Only Touching’ which was featured on actress Purbi. We even cite the example of even the animated movie '
' that has starred or voiceover by
, and Jason Alexander.
The movie ‘
Dum Maaro Dum
’ although had flopped, but the song and fight sequences were highly appreciated in the locale of Goa. The film featured
. After the principal photography was over for the movie ‘Haider’ in Kashmir, the editing part of the movie was really challenging.
Many action scenes, student campus scenes, the bare back scene in a song etc, was sent to censor board for a re-review before the committee and the film was needed to go for editing once again. Many dialogues and crucial scenes with actor
'Haider' is still one of the best movies of Shahid, Irrfan, and Tabu. After the release of Haider,
made ‘Phanthom’ that had to shoot some scenes in winter locales of Kashmir. The principal photography of the movie with under-water scenes and some fight sequences in Kashmir was the toughest point of editing.
Even for ‘Drishyam’, which was a routine editing work for Aarif Sheikh, was appreciated. His volume of works was understood well in a recent Ajay Devgan’s movie ‘Baadshaho’, the climax scene of the fight was terrifically edited.