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Hot 100 – Film Editors, T E Kishore, Visaranai

Those who knew the late TE Kishore remember him as a hardworking and genial chap who literally lived for his work; which is why by 36 years, he …


Those who knew the late TE Kishore remember him as a hardworking and genial chap who literally lived for his work; which is why by 36 years, he had almost 30 films to his credit. It was while working at a studio last year that he suffered a brain stroke and soon passed away. The world lost an adroit technician, who was as adept at snipping films as he was at winning friends.

Kishore began his Kollywood career in 2007 by assisting editor B Lenin. He took charge of editing Eeram two years later, which incidentally got him the Vijay Award nomination for Best Editor and went on to edit his friend and mentor, Vetrimaaran’s, Aadukalam. This Dhanush-starrer helped him bag the National Film Award for editing in 2011.

As fate would have it, he won the National Film Awards for Best Editing this year for Visaranai, again directed by Vetrimaaran. “I am very happy that Kishore got this award, as his last conscious thought was about Visaranai,” the director had said. “This award could bring some solace to his family. I definitely miss working with Kishore.” He is not the only one; the entire film fraternity misses him.

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