The movie editor for new generation story tellers: Hemal Kothari has to his name a number of top films. His journey from being the miscellaneous crew to one calling shots is immensely motivational. In 2001, Chandani Bar rocked the theater and so did he. A lover of felines, he is a proud owner of one too. He is a close friend of Harry Hingorani, chief creative officer of Red Chilies Entertainment ( Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's brainchild). He likes Anand L. Rai (Hindi movie director and producer) and Aparitam Khare (Writer). He believes that the youth of today lack knowledge imbibed in literature.

He asserts an editor never receives formal training apart from on the job skills. He states that the field is still in nascent phase as only now director of the production understands the contribution of the profession. He shares the mindset of earlier houses that doubled up as editor. He also states that his constant quest for better content caused him to make cuts in the filmed scene. He states that out of all the content shot and provided, he had just 1.5 hours of relevant footage, causing reshoot.

His idea is that the young minds are overwhelmed by technology and are rarely ready to understand the fine details of the art. He rues the lack of patience is a cause altering industry dynamics. He shot the trailer for Tanu Weds Manu himself after rejecting 17 other trailers shot. He appreciated Raj Kumar Hirani's efforts in training and development during the Chandani Bar. He was the first user of Avid24. His idol is Renu Saluja whom he believes to be the professional flag bearer. This Kolkata guy is 35 films old and undertook the first job at the young age of 15.

As a junior production assistant, he was surely a ticking success bomb. From working with likes of Simi Garewal to MTV and Swara Bhaskar to TV18, he is anywhere and everywhere. He won Filmfare for Best editing in the movie: Tanu Weds Manu and has worked on its sequel. Arbaaz Khan (Director) lists him as his trusted guy. Hemal's guru is Hansal Mehta with whom he has done both editing and association. He works under the banner: Colour Yellow Pictures Pvt LTD. The studio started in 2008 and remains favorite amongst the film fraternity. It’s this studio that received accolades for its work in Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor starrer Ranjhanaa. His assignments range from Danbangg series, Hari Puttar, Bobby Jasoos, Ramayyia Vastavayyia, Acid Factory, Speed, Gang of Ghosts and variety of musicals as well.

Amit Pawar

Amit Pawar was an Indian Film Editor. He earned his fame predominantly by his work in the Hindi Cinema. However, he also worked frequently in Marathi movies and tried his hand one in Tamil Film Industry. He was born on the September 11, in the year 1972. His native city is the metropolitan, Bollywood city of India – Mumbai, Maharashtra. Being born in the city of films and dreams, he always wanted to make a career in the Indian Film Industry. His area of interest was mainly filmmaking. With basic theoretical knowledge and a lot of experience which was gained by working as Assistant on sets, he embarked his journey as a Film Editor. At the age of 38, on the 20th of February in the year 2010, he passed away in his hometown – Mumbai, India. Having lost his life in his residence at such a young age left the entire Film Industry and his acquaintances shocked and in mourning. The reason of his death was not revealed by the family members. Amit started his career in the year 2003 with the movie Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hu. Being from a background with absolutely no reference to the Film Industry, it was very difficult for him to break in the circuit. He did his first movie officially as the Film Editor at the age of 31. Although the film didn’t do much business, his skills were noticed by some dignitaries in the industry. He received multiple offers in Marathi Film Industry. In the subsequent years from 2004 to 2007, he did Marathi flicks like Supari, Yanda Kartayya Aahe, Dombivali fast, Majha Navra Tujhi Bayako and Saade Maade Teen. He also did a film in the Tamil Film Industry called Evano Oruvan. The appreciation and recognition he received from his work in Marathi flicks, bagged him another mainstream Bollywood project. In the year 2008, he did another Hindi film Mumbai Meri Jaan which garnered a lot of attention. Hangama (2009), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Ringa Ringa (2010) and Kshanbhar Vishranti (2010) are some other films he edited before passing away. In his short longing career in the Film Industry, he created a mark for himself in editing. Apart from receiving several nominations for his impeccable work, he also received a few awards. He received the highly celebrated Filmfare Award for Best Editing, just before his death, in the year 2009.

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