Best Editor Tamil Cinema 2012
Many newcomers have entered the scene this year in editing department and our rankings reflect this emerging trend. Interestingly, editing is also the most misunderstood department in Tamil Cinema. Our Tamil critics often blame the editor for screenplay issues or duration of the movie. Listed are some of the best edited sequences and movies of the year listed by ranking.
1. Leo John Paul [Pizza, Attakathi]
Newcomer Leo John Paul played a key role in elevating two of the low-budget digital movies to mainstream. Pizza's pre-interval sequence was one of the best this year. The pacing of the shots were interestingly done as the hero struggles to get out of the haunted house. Also, Leo John Paul adopted a breezy style and went for smooth cuts in Attakathi to match the style of the movie. For these reasons, our best editor for 2012 is Leo John Paul.
2. Sreekar Prasad [Thuppakki]
Sreekar Prasad is probably the editor with most number of national awards (7). His work in Thuppakki especially in 12-for-12 encounter scene was the highlight. Sreekar ensured that Thuppakki had a smooth flow when working with so much raw footage shot in Mumbai sequences.
3. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao [Naan Ee]
The sequences involving the housefly's revenge were crisply edited. Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao is one of the leading editors in Telugu and SS Rajamouli's regular. It is his first bilingual releasing in Tamil.
4. Gopi Krishna [Vazhakku Enn 18/9]
Gopi Krishna's editing in Vazhakku Enn 18/9 ensured the climax portions at police stations followed by court scenes were gripping. The last climax scenes picked up pace towards the end and delivered a hard-hitting final scene.
5. T.S. Suresh [Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Yeppadi]
T.S. Suresh did a notable job in editing an unconventionally narrated movie, which was new to Tamil cinema during the beginning of this year. TS Suresh knew when to give screen time to Siddharth's monologues and when to go for quick cuts while maintaining the rhythm and pace of the movie.