Cut to Cut Shirish Kunder
A qualified Electronics Engineer, Shirish Kunder started his career as an assistant Film Editor under the guidance of the late Ms. Renu Saluja. After learning the art of editing from Ms. Saluja, Shirish graduated to start off his career as an independent editor. Today, Shirish is one of the most reputed and in-demand Film Editor having crisply edited the recent blockbuster MAIN HOON NA for which he has been acclaimed from critics and audience alike. In fact with MAIN HOON NA, Shirish became the only Editor in Bollywood to have edited a film on location. MAIN HOON NA was being edited as it was being shot, on location, on Shirish’s laptop editing suite.
MAIN HOON NA is a landmark film in the history of film editing, says Shirish adding, this is the first time that a film was being edited as it was being shot. This is a very good practice as it saves a lot of time, effort and money by avoiding over-shooting for the film. We would shoot what we would need and nothing else.
This is not the first time that Shirish has edited a film on location. He had first initiated this for Kamal Hasan in his Tamil film VIRUMAANDI, which unfortunately Shirish couldn’t complete due to prior commitments. However, Shirish edited the Tamil film MARUDHYANAAYAGAM for Kamal Hasan, thus becoming one of the few Bollywood editors who have been acclaimed down South for their editing skills.
Vipul Shah’s AANKHEN, Sangeet Sivan’s CHURA LIYA HAI TUMNE & SANDHYA, Boney Kapoor’s KOI MERE DIL SE POOCHE, Deepak Shivdasani’s YEH RAASTE HAIN PYAAR KE, Sudhir Mishra’s CALCUTTA MAIL, Honey Irani’s ARMAAN, Padam Kumar’s CHAMPION, Arjun Sablok’s NA TUM JANO NA HUM, Manisha Koirala’s PAISA VASOOL and Rajshri Production’s UUF KYA JAADOO MOHABBAT HAI are the few films that have been cut by Shirish Kunder.
Amongst his forthcoming films are Vipul Shah’s WAQT - A RACE AGAINST TIME, Anees Bazmee’s BENAAM and Sunny Deol’s SOCHA NA THA, besides many others.
Besides being a Film Editor, Shirish Kunder is also capable of Designing Sounds for movies and also for making Promos for the same. The sleek and trendy promos of MAIN HOON NA were made by Shirish. Earlier he had made promos for the hugely popular film HERA PHERI.
Film Editor, Sound Designer and Promo Designer, Shirish Kunder has revolutionized these areas of filmmaking by his work. He is definitely a guy to watch out for as soon he maybe heading to master yet another technical aspect of filmmaking.