Hussain Burmawala is the brother of Bollywood’s hit director duo Abbas-Mustan. He is the editor of their films. The three brothers are from Surat in Gujarat, and all three began their careers in Gujarati cinema. Their family was in the business of furniture, but that did not interest any of them. Their uncle, S.D Kura used to edit Hindi movies, and that is how they got introduced to editing and direction. The three brothers can often be seen wearing shirts and trousers that are white in color. Hussain has edited a total of a hundred films independently. These movies vary from Hindi to Gujarati to regional cinema. He makes sure that his brother’s films do not waste any time, money or effort. He also advises them on how to reduce the wastage of money on cameras or shots that are not necessary. The initial films that he edited include 1987’s Parivaar, 1986’s Karamdaata, 1985’s Jaanoo, and 1982’s Anokha Bandhan. This was followed by 1992’s Khiladi and 1993’s Baazigar.
Some of the most popular movies that he has edited include 2008’s Race and 2013’s Race 2. Both these action-suspense movies were wonderfully done and were hits at the box office. 1999’s Baadshah and 2001’s Chori Chori Chupke Chupke have also been edited by him. 2004’s Aitraaz and Tarzan the Wonder Car, and 2006’s China Town add to his impressive resume. Hussain has also produced 2014’s Life Partner, which starred Govinda,
, Genelia D'Souza, and
. He played a cameo in the 2009 film Short Kut-The Con is on. This film starred
. This movie had the backing of major producers like
. He has most recently edited comedian Kapil Sharma’s Bollywood debut: Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon.