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.