Philomin Raj

Philomin Raj is a film editor who works in Tamil films. He is a frequent collaborator with Lokesh Kanagaraj and has worked with him since the beginning of the latter's career.[1]

Philomin Raj
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Munnayampatti, Thanjavur
Years active2016–present
Notable work
Maanagaram, Kaithi,Master


He is best known for his work in Maanagaram (2017) for which he received the Vijay Award for Best Editor.[2][3] In a review of Maanagaram by The Hindu, the reviewer wrote that "The editing looks crisp shifting to the various characters and episodes leaving you curious about the rest".[4] Raj garnered acclaim for his work in Kaithi (2019)[1][5][6]


Awards and nominationsEdit

Date Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 10th Vijay Awards Best Editor Maanagaram Won [7]
2020 Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Editor Kaithi Won [8]


  1. ^ a b S, Srivatsan (19 October 2019). "Lokesh Kanagaraj on 'Kaithi' and 'Thalapathy 64'". The Hindu.
  2. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (10 March 2017). "Maanagaram review: An absorbing emotional thriller that is a must-watch!". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^ Suganth, M (9 March 2017). "Maanagaram Movie Review {4/5}". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2020. The fact that most of its crew are first-timers makes this feat all the more remarkable
  4. ^ Shivakumar, S. (16 March 2017). "Shining without stars". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "Kaithi director Lokesh Kanagaraj reveals plan to expand film into a franchise: 'I have the idea for both a prequel and sequel' - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 7 November 2019.
  6. ^ "How solid word-of-mouth made Kaithi successful at the box office despite releasing alongside Bigil - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 31 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Vijay awards 2018: Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi win best actor award, Dhanush and Anirudh perform together. See pics". Hindustan Times. 4 June 2018.
  8. ^ "11th NTFF 2020 – Winners list of Awardees – Tamilar Viruthu – Tamil Nadu". 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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