Leo John Paul is a film technician in the field of editing and has over a decade of experience. This film editor of Tamil Film industry has earlier been associated with the making of the “Kolaveri-D song” as a video editor. Since then he has never looked back and has grabbed the attention of cinemagoers of editing many Kollywood movies one after another. Now, he is an independent film editor and has worked in every CV Kumar’s film productions till date.

After getting a visual communication degree, the editor was involved in making of short films and documentaries. In the year 2007, he worked as spot editor in Gautam Menon’s movie ‘Vaaranam Aayiram ‘ and had got to learn editing aspect by working with a high-caliber editorAnthony Gonsalvez. Although Leo John was interested in every aspect of filmmaking yet concepts of editing had touched his heart and soul.  

In 2012, he became an independent editor in Pa.Ranjith's movie 'Attakathi'. Then he worked on several projects such as ‘Pizza’ ‘Pizza-II: Villa’, ‘ Settai Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ ‘and 'Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara' and ‘Soodhu Kavvum’. All these films were blockbuster movies and each film had a different director. This provided Leo John Paul to learn various aspects of editing and become a thorough professional. Although this film editor has worked successfully so far in 14 movies, one of his movies (Vaaranam Aayiram) did not see the date of release yet.

As technology grew, the job description of film editors too had expanded. Leo John had to even work for the release of teaser and trailer. Film editing is actually the technical aspect of the post production of filmmaking,  Leo John Paul has to watch the movie in great detail, he has to re-order the shots and scenes, shorten the length of the movie and even cut film slates and even edit dialogue sometimes.

Every job that he has worked either in ' Mundasupatti Click to look into! >> Read More... ' or even ' Enakkul Oruvan Click to look into! >> Read More... ' is indeed a creative aspect, as he has to give finishing touches to the movie. Sometimes he has to remove the unnecessary scenes and even fits pieces of scenes to make the film interesting. The job is much more than cutting and adding footage.His latest release has been ‘Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum’ which released this year.

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R K Selva

RK Selva is an Indian movie editor who is currently working in the Tamil entertainment industry. During his college days, Selva took a keen interest in film making. With his friends, Selva decided to try his hand in movies. Initially, Selva started making short clips which he directed as well as edit them. In 2010, Selva uploaded a video “Yemattram” on the streaming website YouTube. In 2011, Selva launched another clip “UyirVaasam.” In 2012, Selva was the editor of Guhan Senniappan’s Sennai Vettai. Sennai Vettai also featured on the reality show “NaalayaIyakunar” which is a platform for aspiring directors. Selva was an assistant to Praveen KL as he was a part of the editorial department of Madras which released on 26 September 2014. Critics praised the flick for its action scenes. The team also got a nomination for the category of “Best Editing” at the Vijay Awards 2015. In 2015, Selva got his first chance in Kollywood as he revised the final cut of SakalakalaVallavan which had Anjali, Jayam Ravi and Trisha in the lead roles. It released on 31 July 2015. However, it received criticism from the reviewers and the audience alike. Several journalists termed the motion picture as a forgettable one. Despite the negative reviews, SakalakalaVallavan had a mediocre collection of 15 crore rupees. In 2016, Selva edited Usha Krishnan’s Raja Manthiri. Kalaiyarasan, Kaali Venkat, and Shaalin Zoya were the leading actors of this Tamil comedy drama. Although the film was ready to get screened by December 2015, the producers opted to release in June 2016. Finally, people could watch Raja Manthiri on the release date of 24 June 2016. Raja Manthiri impressed most of the cinema lovers with its hilarious dialogues. In the same year, Selva was the editor of Suraj’s Kaththi Sandai in which Vishal and Tamannaah appeared as the protagonists. Kaththi Sandai released on 23 December 2016 after a series of delays. It got a lukewarm reception from the viewers. Various publication houses lamented the waste of a decent plot and screenplay. In fact, some critics mentioned the movie as tedious. R Kannan zeroed in on Selva for the editing task of his latest project Ivan Thanthiran which is about two students who attempt to expose a minister’s corrupt activities. Ivan Thanthiran received praises from the critics. Selva’s current film is Kaalakkothu. Selva is a supporter of Manchester United and Chennai Super Kings.

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K L Praveen

K L Praveen whose full name is Kuchipudi Latha Praveen is a famous Indian film editor who has worked with many notable directors. Praveen mainly works in the Kollywood industry and has showcased his editing skills in many popular movies and has received accolades for the same. The Andhra Pradesh born editor wanted to pursue a degree in Bio-Technology when he was 17 but unfortunately the number of seats was already full for the course. He had an entire year on his hand and didn't wish to waste that time without doing anything productive. As a result, he started learning to edit in some studios. Most of his family members including his father used to work in the movie industry, but he had a lack of interest to work there. His father worked for a Telugu Satellite Channel named ETV and Praveen did a four month internship there to hone his video editing skills. His part-time job at Eenadu Television saw him being offered a permanent position in the company. He went on to work for ETV for the next four years. Praveen's video editing resume in ETV included him working in the network produced soap operas such as Anweshitha and other news shows. Later on, Praveen worked more than 1 and a half year under cinematographer Balu Mahendra for Kadhai Neram which was directed by the latter himself. He visited Singapore to work on a two-month assignment requested by his friend. He met Venkat Prabhu in the coming days and immediately had an offer to edit a Telugu film. He came back to India to do editing in Chennai 28 and later worked on as a freelancer which prompted him to channels like Discovery and others. But fate again turned his career. He was never quite interested in making video editing in movies as his prime career choice. Venkat approached him again and asked him to work on another film. He continued editing movies like Kandasamy and Saroja. This resulted in him shifting base from Singapore to Chennai each week. Finally, he realized his potential in video editing and started taking the profession more seriously. Praveen's collaboration with N. B. Srikanth has continued for a long time and has resulted in the making of several successful films in the Kollywood industry. He has gone on to work in more than 50 films of varied languages and is currently busy on many notable projects. His editing skills along with Srikanth has been appreciated by many award shows and fetched them the Best Editor Award for the movie named Saroja. Probably the biggest accomplishment of K L Praveen's career was when he won the most prestigious movie award of India; he received the national award for best editing in "Aaranya Kaandam" which was a successful Tamil movie.

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K L Praveen Tamil Actor