Popular Tamil film editor Anthony's father passes away - tributes pour in
2020 has been a grief-stricken year for people world over as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Several personalities succumbed to their deaths this year, either due to COVID-19 or because of other ailment-related issues. Now, in a shocking news, popular Tamil film editor Lewellyn Anthony Gonsalvez's father passed away on Sunday morning. The sad news was revealed on Twitter by fellow editor T. S. Suresh, who served as Anthony's former associate. T. S. Suresh wrote, "Deeply saddened to inform you all that my guru Editor Anthony Sir's father passed away earlier today. My prayers & strength to my boss & his family during this difficult time. RIP, Sir."
Deeply saddened to inform you all that my guru Editor Anthony Sir's father passed away earlier today. My prayers & strength to my boss & his family during this difficult time. RIP, Sir. 🌹🕯️— T.S.Suresh (@editorsuresh) November 15, 2020
Called by fans and those in the Tamil film industry as Anthony, condolences and tributes have been pouring in for the acclaimed editor. Anthony, who has made a name for himself over the years as one of South India’s finest technicians, has gone on to work in some of the biggest films in India among which also includes 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's science-fiction action thriller, 2.0, released in 2018 under Shankar's direction. The film has been dubbed as India's most expensive feature film to be made to date. Anthony has also made heads turn with his skills in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi cinema as well over the course of his illustrious career.
Having made his debut as an editor in director Gautham Menon's 2003 blockbuster Kaakha Kaakha starring Suriya and Jyothika in the lead roles, Anthony next landed the 'Thalapathy' Vijay starrer Madhurey in the same year. He soon progressed to collaborate with S. J. Suryah in New, while also winning the Kerala State Film Award for Best Editor in 2004 for the Malayalam film, 4 The People. Some of Anthony's most notable partnerships over the years has been with Simbu in films namely Manmadhan, Thotti Jaya, Vallavan, Podaa Podi, while also teaming up with Gautham Menon for Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Vaaranam Aayiram and Neethane En Ponvasantham. He also worked on both the Tamil and Hindi versions of Ghajini directed by A. R. Murugadoss, including appearing as an automobile engineer in Suriya's Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. A few other big films Anthony has served as an editor include Chiranjeevi's Stalin, Rajinikanth's Sivaji, Enthiran and Kochadaiiyaan, 'Thala;' Ajith's Kireedam and Yennai Arindhaal, Vijay's Azhagiya Tamil Magan, Nanban and Thalaivaa, 'Chiyaan' Vikram's Bheema, Deiva Thirumagal, I and Thaandavam, Suriya's Ayan, 7aum Arivu, Maattrraan, Anjaan and Kaappaan, Karthi's Paiyaa and Arya's Madrasapattinam. His upcoming film is STR's Eeswaran directed by Susienthiran, with whom he worked previously in Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer, Pandiya Naadu, Paayum Puli and Kennedy Club.
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