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Gen-Z Found Best Movies For Indian Film Editors Whose Touch Makes It A Masterpiece!

Gen-Z Found Best Movies For Indian Film Editors Whose Touch Makes It A Masterpiece!

Movies for Indian Film Editors

We had to make a list of Best Movies for Indian Film Editors! Why? To not only thank these Indian film editors for their hard work but encourage the passionate Indian Gen-Z who wants to do film editing!

Movie editing in the Indian film industry is deemed as a thankless job. Do you remember any names of leading movie editors in our country? For that matter, a successful film has frequently been credited to an actor or director.

And so, the result of that unappreciation gave rise to a distinction named Must watch Best Movies for Indian Film Editors.

  1. Kahaani (2012)
  • A story about a pregnant lady who goes on a hunt to find her missing husband unfolds several mysteries about the system.
  • It was a tricky task to edit a film that lived on one major suspense. A film that finalised 300+ drafts of the edit, to have to find that one perfect narrative was a challenging task for the editor.
  • What an editor could grasp from this movie: holding the audience’s attention for more than 2 hours even after the gritty chase sequence.
  • Duration- 2 hours 2minutes
  • Genre- Thriller/Drama 
  • Editor – Namrata Rao
  • Directed by Sujoy Ghosh 
  • IMDb Rating- 8.1/10
  • Available On Netflix India, Jio Cinema 
Kahaani (2012)

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  1. Rang De Basanti (2006)
  • Though the entire film is a masterclass in the technical aspect of filmmaking, some editing techniques that were notably executed make this a must-watch movie for editors.
  • The film follows a parallel montage form of editing where continuity becomes a must for keeping the momentum going.
  • The use of the 180-degree rule further helps in not breaking the continuity. It made a fictional film into a very realistic one. 
  • Duration- 2 hours 51minutes
  • Genre- Drama/History  
  • Editor – P. S. Bharathi 
  • Directed by Rakesh Mehra  
  • IMDb Rating- 8.2/10
  • Available On Netflix India, Youtube 
Rang De Basanti (2006)
  1. Village Rockstar (2018)
  • It is a story about a 10-year-old having a dream about putting together her band.
  • Rima Das single-handedly dealt with direction, cinematography, writing, art direction and editing of the film.
  • The editing is done in such an unemphatic way that it barely looks scripted.
  • The editors relatively do a lot to make films superficial. This is an apt example of how movies are meant to be closer to reality.
  • Duration- 1 hour 27minutes
  • Genre- Drama 
  • Editor – Rima Das 
  • Directed by Rima Das  
  • IMDb Rating- 7.3/10
  • Available On NETFLIX INDIA.
Village Rockstar (2018)

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  1. Jallikattu (2019)
  • Amongst the few films where editing and shooting were simultaneously done.
  • Most of the shots are of movements and actions, requiring sync with the pace of the film.
  • A properly planned film with the slightest improvisation, Jallikattu is indeed on the list of must-watch movies for Indian Film Editors.
  • One can learn how detailed yet cut short sequences can lead to India’s official entry to Oscar.
  • Duration- 1 hour 35minutes
  • Genre- Drama/History  
  • Editor – Deepu Joseph 
  • Directed by Lilo Jose Pellissery   
  • IMDb Rating- 7.5/10
  • Available On Netflix India, Youtube. 
Jallikattu (2019)
  1. Bombay (1993)
  • A ‘Mani Ratnam film’ is all we have to say when one recommends this movie to the editor.
  • We expect a lot of detailed sound design, beautiful visuals and a natural narrative structure. He doesn’t disappoint us in any way.
  • Right from the sound of the rain to the colour correction that the film needed, everything in the frame is worth watching for all film editors.
  • Duration- 2 hours 51minutes
  • Genre- Drama/Romance   
  • Editor – Madhureeta Mukherjee  
  • Directed by Mani Ratnam   
  • IMDb Rating- 8.1/10
  • Available On Prime Video, Mubi, Voot 
Bombay (1993)

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  1. Gandhi (1982)
  • A foreign film made on a story about an Indian freedom fighter, Gandhi, went on to win 8 Academy Awards.
  • The editor creates a mixed blend of emotional impact and intelligence at the same time.
  • The highlight is the ‘Funeral’ scene that lasts for 2 minutes on the screen. It announces all about the editing of the film.
  • Duration- 3 hours 11minutes
  • Genre- Drama/History  
  • Editor – John Bloom  
  • Directed by Richard Attenborough   
  • IMDb Rating- 8.2/10
  • Available On Mubi, Epic On 
Gandhi (1982)

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  1. Slumdog Crorepati (Slumdog Millionaire) (2008)
  • The film ticks the column of primary editing techniques (such as fast-paced running time, continuous tension and the switch from present to past moments) used as a part of the narrative.
  • These methods took the film forward, and it made it to our list of must-watch movies for Indian Film Editors.
  • In an interview with Chris, he explained a film stays with the editor for the maximum amount of time.
  • Thus, every editor should nurture their movie as their child: a lesson to be learnt by every artist, perhaps.
  • Duration- 2 hours 03minutes
  • Genre- Drama  
  • Editor – Chris Dickens 
  • Directed by- Danny Boyle   
  • IMDb Rating- 8/10
  • Available On Netflix India, Youtube
Slumdog Millionaire

Every production supervisor would know the importance of what a well-edited film can give rise to! The answer is a MASTERPIECE. 

See Also

“A film is made in the Editor’s table.”

On the bottom line, we all must agree that all the great performances that actors put in can only stand out if the film’s editing is extraordinary.!

Thus, these were the films that every editor in India should watch right away…

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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