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Kishore Te (24 March 1978 – 6 March 2015) was an Indian film editor.[1][2] He worked in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. For his work in Aadukalam (2011) and "Visaranai" (2015), he won the National Film Award for Best Editing.[3]

Kishore Te
Born(1978-03-24)24 March 1978
Died6 March 2015(2015-03-06) (aged 36)
Years active2009-2015


At age 21, Kishore joined film editors B. Lenin and V. T. Vijayan as an assistant.[citation needed] He worked on more than 70 Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films as an assistant editor. His first independent film as an editor was the Tamil film Eeram (2009) produced by Shankar and directed by Arivazhagan.[citation needed]


Kishore suddenly swooned while he was editing a Vettrimaran film and upon being rushed to the hospital he was diagnosed with a brain clot. Even though a surgery was performed, he never regained consciousness.[4]

Kishore Te died on 6 March 2015 at the age of 36.[5]


Year Film Language Notes
2009 Eeram Tamil Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Editor

Winner- Vikatan Award for Best Editing

2010 Prithvi Kannada
Anandhapurathu Veedu Tamil
2011 Aadukalam Tamil National Film Award for Best Editing

Winner- Vikatan Award for Best Editing

Payanam Tamil
Gaganam Telugu
Aadu Puli Tamil
Mappillai Tamil
Udhayan Tamil
180 Telugu
Nootrenbadhu Tamil
Engeyum Eppodhum Tamil Vijay Award for Best Editor
Kanchana Tamil
2012 Dhoni Tamil
Aarohanam Tamil
Ammavin Kaipesi Tamil
2013 Paradesi Tamil
Ethir Neechal Tamil
Udhayam NH4 Tamil
Madha Yaanai Koottam Tamil
2014 Vetri Selvan Tamil
Nedunchaalai Tamil
Kamasutra 3D English and Hindi
Pulivaal Tamil
Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Tamil
Un Samayal Arayil Tamil
Ulavacharu Biryani Telugu
Oggarane Kannada
2015 Kanchana 2 Tamil
Kaaka Muttai Tamil Vikatan Award For Best Editing (Posthumous)
2016 Visaranai Tamil after death this film was completed by his assistant G. B. Venkatesh

National Film Award for Best Editing

Vikatan Awards for Best Editing (Posthumous)

Sawaari Tamil


  1. ^ "Kishore Te - Facebook". Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Review: Eeram is brilliant". Rediff. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Editor Kishore - Tamil Cinema Editor Interview - Editor Kishore - Jayendra - 180 - Aadukalam - Vetri Maaran -". Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Editor Kishore Passes Away; Celebrities Mourn His Death". International Business Times. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Editor Kishore Te passes away - Kishore Te- Vettrimaran- National Award Winner- Editor Kishore - -". Retrieved 6 March 2015.

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