Aseem Sinha (also known as Asim Sinha) is an Indian Editor and Director. He completed his training as an editor in 1989 from the Film and Television Institute, Pune. His first flick as an independent editor was
Shyam Benegal’s Mammo. He is known for his work in movies like Zubeida, Sardari Begum, Punkuj Parashar’s Beneras, Mehreen Jabbar’s Ramchand Pakistani, Kalpana Lajmi’s Darmiyanan, Shyam Benegal's
Well Done Abba, Shyam Benegal's Welcome to Sajjanpur, A. K. Bir’s The Last Vision and Antardwannd.
Movies like Ata Pata Laapata and
Chalo Dilli are also credited under his name. All these films were critically acclaimed and won tonnes of awards in India and internationally across the globe. Sinha has been very particular in his choices of movies. He has worked for over fifteen years and still is selective about the kind of movies he edits. Money has never deterred him from working on stories he believed in. Directors like Shyam Benegal and
Ketan Mehta have made Sinha a constant part of his films. He has assisted Shyam in a lot of movies. Two-time National Award winner
Suresh Pai considers Aseem as an elder brother and a mentor.
Sinha has made a name for his work in both TV and Cinema. Reporter, Chandrakanta and New Karamchand are some of his recognised TV shows. The show Reporter, edited by Aseem, helped Shekhar Sumar to get a steady start in his career and shot him to fame. Sinha plans on starting a school for Film Editing soon. He has edited more than 50 feature films. Moreover, he has proved his expertise in co-operate films and ads as well. Balwinder Singh – famous ho gya,
Bajatey Raho, Chamki Chameli, Mumbai Cutting, Chalo Dilli and Manoranjan are some of his recent works as an Editor. Zubeidaa (2001) and Haasil (2003) played a huge role in his career. He is currently working on the Jury of the fourth Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival.
He also recently received the award of Best Editor for the flick ‘
The Answer’ in France. Paani and 25 years of
Subhash Ghai in Hindi Cinema are the two documentaries which Aseem has directed for UNDP and Mukta Arts respectively. According to him, the important thing for an editor is to understand a character and have a mutual understanding with the director. His biggest challenge has been to convince filmmakers of his opinion while re-scripting the script.