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A. Bhimsingh
A. Bhimsingh
or Bhim Singh (1924–1978) was an Indian filmmaker, producer, editor, and writer who worked predominantly in the Tamil film industry. Apart from Tamil, he made films in other languages that include 18 films in Hindi, 8 films in Telugu, 5 films in Malayalam and 1 film in Kannada. Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, he started his film career as an assistant editor with the film-making duo Krishnan-Panju in the late 1940s. Later, he became an assistant director before evolving as an independent director. His films mainly dealt with family and relationships. He made a series of films all of which started with the Tamil syllable pa, mainly with Sivaji Ganesan.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Filmography 3 The Pa Series 4 Awards 5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit] Bhimsingh was married to Sona, sister of Krishnan, in 1949. He had eight children with her; one of his eight children, B. Lenin
B. Lenin
is a film editor, and another son of his, B. Kannan, is a cinematographer, who is known for his frequent collaborations with of many of P. Bharathiraja. Later, Bhimsingh's eldest son Naren married Panju's daughter. Bhimsingh was also married to actress Sukumari
Sukumari
in 1959 and has a son with her.[1] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Banner Language Screenwriter Notes

1954 Ammaiyappan National Productions Tamil M. Karunanidhi First directorial debut

1956 Raja Rani National Productions Tamil M. Karunanidhi

1958 Thirumanam Valampuri Pictures Tamil Valampuri Somanathan

1958 Padhi Bhakti Buddha Pictures Tamil M. S. Solamalai

1959 Bhaaga Pirivinai Saravana Films Tamil M. S. Solamalai

1959 Sahodhari Carnatic Films Tamil Murasoli Maran

1959 President Panchatcharam Savitri Pictures Tamil B. S. Ramaiah

1959 Ponnu Vilayum Bhoomi

Tamil

1960 Petra Manam National Pictures Tamil Mu. Varadarajan

1960 Padikkadha Medhai Bala Movies Tamil Asha Poorna Devi

1960 Kalathur Kannamma AVM Productions Tamil Javar Seetharaman Dubbed in Telugu as Mavoori Ammayi

1960 Aai Phirse Bahar

Hindi M. Karunanidhi

1961 Pasamalar Rajamani Pictures Tamil K. P. Kottarakkara

1961 Paalum Pazhamum Saravana Films Tamil G. Balasubramaniam, Pasumani Remade as Saathi

1961 Pava Mannippu Budhdha Pictures Tamil M. S. Solamalai National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film Dubbed in Telugu as Papa Pariharam

1962 Bandha Pasam Santhi Films Tamil Valampuri Somanathan

1962 Pavithra Prema

Telugu

1962 Senthamarai Madras
Madras
Pictures Tamil Rama Arangannal

1962 Main Chup Rahungi AVM Productions Hindi

Remake of Kalathur Kannamma

1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum AVM Productions Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar

1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Ranganathan Pictures Tamil Tharashankar Bandopadhyay

1962 Rakhi

Hindi

Remake of Pasamalar

1963 Paar Magale Paar Kasturi Films Tamil Pattu Based on stage play Petralthan Pillaiya

1964 Pachchai Vilakku Vel Pictures Tamil G. K. Suriyam

1964 Pooja Ke Phool AVM Productions Hindi K. S. Gopalakrishnan Remake of Kumudham, directed by Adurthi Subba Rao

1965 Pazhani Bharatha Matha Pictures Tamil G. V. Iyer

1965 Khandan

Hindi M. S. Solaimalai Remake of Bhaaga Pirivinai

1965 Santhi ALS Productions Tamil M. S. Solaimalai

1966 Sadhu Mirandal Sunbeam Productions Tamil

Writer & Producer

1967 Paaladai Kamala Pictures Tamil Bilahari (T. Raman)

1967 Aalayam Sunbeam Productions Tamil

Writer & Producer

1967 Meharbaan AVM Productions Hindi

Remake of Padikkadha Medhai Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director

1968 Sadhu Aur Shaitaan

Hindi Usilai Somanathan Remake of Sadhu Mirandal

1968 Gauri Sivaji Films Hindi

Remake of Santhi

1968 Aadmi PSV Pictures Hindi Akhtar ul Iman, Kaushal Bharati, Ramarao, Shamanna Remake of K. Shankar's Aalayamani

1969 Manishichina Maguva

Telugu

1969 Bhai Bahen

Hindi

1970 Paadhukaappu Sunbeam Productions Tamil Paasumani

1970 Gopi

Hindi

Remake of B. R. Panthulu's Chinnada Gombe

1970 Oke Kutumbam

Telugu

1972 Sub Ka Saathi

Hindi

1972 Maalik

Hindi

1972 Maa Inti Jyothi

Telugu

1972 Joroo Ka Ghulam

Hindi

1973 Loafer Century Films Hindi Jagdish Kanwal

1974 Paadha Poojai Kasiram Pictures Tamil

1974 Naya Din Nai Raat

Hindi A. P. Nagarajan Remake of A. P. Nagarajan's Navarathiri

1975 Raagam Jammu Films Malayalam S. L. Puram Sadanandan

1975 Bhagyashalulu

Telugu

1976 Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal ABS Productions Tamil Jayakanthan

1976 Kanavan Manaivi Sri Umachitra Combines Tamil Kalaignanam Remade as Haisiyat

1976 Chiranjeevi

Telugu

1976 Bangaru Manishi

Telugu

1977 Yaaron Ka Yaar

Hindi

1977 Nirakudum Swapna Films Malayalam Surasu Remake of Bhaaga Pirivinai

1977 Sneham JS Films Malayalam Sreekumaran Thampi

1977 Nee Vazha Vendum Fathima Amuda Combines Tamil

1977 Amaanat

Hindi

1977 Evaru Devudu

Telugu

1978 Vamsha Jyothi

Kannada

1978 Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral Girnar Films Tamil Jayakanthan

1978 Mishiha Charitram

Malayalam

Dubbed into Tamil and Telugu

1978 Kai Pidithaaval Ganeshanjali Productions Tamil

1978 Maattoly Swapna Films Malayalam R. Balakrishnan

1978 Iraivan Kodutha Varam Raja Cine Arts Tamil R. Balakrishnan

1978 Karunamayudu Vijayachander and Rev. Louis F. Knoll, STBC Telugu Fr. Christopher Coelho, O.F.M. Bhimsingh also acted as Judas Iscariot. The film was dubbed in Hindi as Daya Sagar, Tamil as Karunamoorthy and English as Ocean of Mercy

1978 Karunai Ullam MSV Movies Tamil

The Pa Series[edit]

Year Film Banner Music Actors

1958 Padhi Bhakti Buddha Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, M. N. Rajam, T. S. Balaiah, J. P. Chandrababu, Chittor V. Nagaiah, C. R. Vijayakumari

1959 Bhaaga Pirivinai Saravana Films Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, M. R. Radha, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, M. N. Nambiar, M. V. Rajamma

1960 Padikkadha Medhai Bala Movies K. V. Mahadevan Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, S. V. Ranga Rao, P. Kannamba, T. R. Ramachandran, R. Muthuraman, E. V. Saroja, V. Gopalakrishnan

1961 Pasamalar Rajamani Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, M. N. Rajam, M. N. Nambiar, K. A. Thangavelu

1961 Paalum Pazhamum Saravana Films Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, Sowcar Janaki, Prem Nazir, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Sriram, Manorama

1961 Pava Mannippu Budhdha Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, Devika, Chittor V. Nagaiah, M. R. Radha, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, M. V. Rajamma

1962 Bandha Pasam Santhi Films Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, Devika, S. V. Ranga Rao, M. V. Rajamma, J. P. Chandrababu

1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum AVM Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, Sowcar Janaki, B. Saroja Devi, Kamal Haasan

1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Ranganathan Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, K. Balaji, Savithri, Rajasulochana, M. R. Radha, S. V. Ranga Rao, S. V. Sahasranamam, P. Kannamba, M. V. Rajamma, R. Muthuraman

1963 Paar Magale Paar Kasturi Films Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman, A. V. M. Rajan, C. R. Vijayakumari, Pushpalatha, M. R. Radha, V. K. Ramasamy

1964 Pachai Vilakku Vel Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, A. V. M. Rajan, Sowcar Janaki, C. R. Vijayakumari, Pushpalatha, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Nagesh, S. V. Ranga Rao, Sriram

1965 Pazhani Bharatha Matha Pictures Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Sriram, S. S. Rajendran, R. Muthuraman, Devika, Pushpalatha, T. S. Balaiah, M. R. Radha

1967 Paaladai Kamala Pictures K. V. Mahadevan Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini. K. R. Vijaya, V. K. Ramasamy, Nagesh, V. Gopalakrishnan, Manorama

1970 Paadhukaappu Sunbeam Productions M. S. Viswanathan Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, T. S. Balaiah, Major Sundararajan, M. N. Nambiar, Nagesh, J. P. Chandrababu, Sowcar Janaki

Awards[edit] National Film Awards

1959: President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Tamil – Bhaaga Pirivinai[2] 1960: Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Tamil – Kalathur Kannamma[3] 1961: All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film – Pava Mannippu[4] 1961: Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film in Tamil – Pasamalar[4] 1964: Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film in Tamil – Pazhani

References[edit]

^ "பாசமலர், படிக்காதமேதை, பாலும் பழமும் சிவாஜியின் சிறந்த படங்களை இயக்கிய ஏ.பீம்சிங்". Maalai Malar. 4 February 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2015.  ^ "7th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 September 2011.  ^ "8th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2011.  ^ a b "9th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

External links[edit]

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Works of A. Bhimsingh

1950s

Ammaiyappan (1954) Raja Rani (1956) Naane Raja (1956) Thirumanam
Thirumanam
(1958) Padhi Bhakti
Padhi Bhakti
(1958) Bhaaga Pirivinai
Bhaaga Pirivinai
(1959) Sahodhari
Sahodhari
(1959) President Panchatcharam
President Panchatcharam
(1959) Ponnu Vilayum Bhoomi (1959)

1960s

Petra Manam
Petra Manam
(1960) Padikkadha Medhai
Padikkadha Medhai
(1960) Kalathur Kannamma
Kalathur Kannamma
(1960) Aai Phirse Bahar
Aai Phirse Bahar
(1960) Pasamalar
Pasamalar
(1961) Palum Pazhamum
Palum Pazhamum
(1961) Paava Mannippu
Paava Mannippu
(1961) Bandha Pasam
Bandha Pasam
(1962) Pavithra Prema (1962) Senthamarai
Senthamarai
(1962) Main Chup Rahungi
Main Chup Rahungi
(1962) Paarthaal Pasi Theerum
Paarthaal Pasi Theerum
(1962) Padithal Mattum Podhuma
Padithal Mattum Podhuma
(1962) Rakhi (1962) Paar Magaley Paar
Paar Magaley Paar
(1963) Pachai Vilakku
Pachai Vilakku
(1964) Pooja Ke Phool
Pooja Ke Phool
(1964) Pazhani (1965) Khandan (1965) Santhi (1965) Sadhu Mirandal
Sadhu Mirandal
(1966) Paaladai (1967) Meharbaan (1967) Sadhu Aur Shaitaan
Sadhu Aur Shaitaan
(1968) Gauri (1968) Aadmi (1968) Manishichina Maguva (1969) Bhai Bahen (1969)

1970s

Paadhukaappu (1970) Gopi (1970) Oke Kutumbham
Oke Kutumbham
(1970) Sub Ka Saathi
Saathi
(1972) Maalik (1972) Maa Inti Jyothi (1972) Joroo Ka Ghulam
Joroo Ka Ghulam
(1972) Loafer (1973) Paadha Poojai (1974) Naya Din Nai Raat (1974) Raagam (1975) Bhagyashalulu (1975) Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal
Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal
(1976) Kanavan Manaivi
Kanavan Manaivi
(1976) Chiranjeevi (1976) Bangaru Manishi (1976) Yaaron Ka Yaar
Yaaron Ka Yaar
(1977) Nirakudam
Nirakudam
(1977) Sneham (1977) Nee Vazha Vendum (1977) Amaanat (1977) Evaru Devudu (1977) Vamsha Jyothi (1978) Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral
Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral
(1978) Mishiha Charitram (1978) Kai Pidithaaval (1978) Maattoly (1978) Iraivan Kodutha Varam (1978) Karunamayudu
Karunamayudu
(1978) Karunai Ullam
Karunai Ullam
(1978)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 51368191 ISNI: 0000 00

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