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Shimit Amin is a Director, Editor, Dialogue Editor and Post Production Supervisor Indian

Shimit Amin

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Nationality Inde

Shimit Amin is an Indian film director and editor. He is best known for the award winning film Chak De! India (2007).

Biography

Amin was born in Uganda but grew up in Florida, in the United States.He entered the film industry straight out of college, working primarily on independent films in Los Angeles.

He received an editing position on the Hindi film Bhoot (2003) through a friend while still living in L.A.It was during this time that he became involved in Garv (2004) the film was a box office success. He next became involved with Chak De! India,' which opened to critical and financial success. His latest film, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, reunited him with two entities from Chak De! India: screenwriter Jaideep Sahni and Yash Raj Films.

Usually with

Jack Kehler
Jack Kehler
(2 films)
Sam Irvin
Sam Irvin
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shimit Amin (11 films)

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Director

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, 2h36
Directed by Shimit Amin
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Gauhar Khan, Prem Chopra, D. Santosh, Kyra Dutt
Rating74% 3.7479453.7479453.7479453.7479453.747945
Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor), a Sikh B Com graduate with approximately 39 percent marks becomes a salesman with a big corporate computer assembly and service company, AYS. His idealistic vision of the working world shatters quickly. Within a few days, a client asks for a kick-back. Harpreet is against and files a complaint only to find out that that this is how AYS operates. The top salesmen at AYS acquire large client contracts through bribery. In such corrupt company culture, Harpreet's honesty only brings him a demotion and humiliation. After making concessions to a client for the company, Harpreet realizes that sales success is dependent on the customer; so if the customer is satisfied then bribery will not be necessary to secure these contracts. No one agrees with him but Harpreet remains firm on his belief and forms his own company,Rocket Sales Corporation, from within AYS. Rocket Sales is being managed from the AYS offices where the Rocket partners were still employed. Unlike AYS, Rocket Sales Corporation's overall strategic goal is customer service and customer satisfaction as opposed to just selling the product through bribes and providing zero customer service. Other disgruntled employees of AYS find their way to Rocket Sales – a place where even the guy who serves tea is an equal partner because he brings talent to the table.
Chak De! India, 2h33
Directed by Shimit Amin
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Sports films, Musical films, Political films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Anaitha Nair, Aanjjan Srivastav, Tanya Abrol, Javed Khan Amrohi, Javed Khan
Rating80% 4.0481254.0481254.0481254.0481254.048125
Chak De! India opens in Delhi during the final minutes of a fictional Hockey World Cup match between Pakistan and India, with Pakistan leading 1–0. When Indian team captain Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) is fouled, he takes a penalty stroke. His shot just misses, costing India the match. Soon afterwards, media outlets circulate a photograph of Khan shaking hands with the Pakistani captain. The sporting gesture is misunderstood, and the Muslim Khan is suspected of "throwing" the game out of sympathy towards Pakistan. Religious prejudice forces him and his mother (Joyshree Arora) from their family home.
Ab Tak Chhappan, 2h9
Directed by Shimit Amin
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood, Gangster films
Actors Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe, Revathi, Yashpal Sharma, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Tanmay Jahagirdar
Rating77% 3.897813.897813.897813.897813.89781
The section of the Mumbai Police Department responsible for handling the underworld known as Crime Branch is headed by Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar). Sadhu is the city’s best inspector, with an enviable reputation and record of encounter shootings. Though tough, he is a loving husband to his wife (Revathi) and father and also helps his informers and other poor people in times of need. His immediate junior, Imtiyaz Siddiqui (Yashpal Sharma) despises Sadhu to no end; he feels Sadhu intentionally belittles him. Also Imtiyaz is more concerned about adding to his encounter score and therefore ends up killing more than the primary target which is the main reason Sadhu dislikes him. To add to his woes, Imtiyaz is unable to surpass Sadhu’s encounter "score". Enter Jatin (Nakul Vaid), a rookie to this line of policing who manages to impress Sadhu. The inspector takes the newcomer under his wing, further antagonising Imtiyaz. All of them report to the Commissioner Pradhan (Mohan Agashe) who is a fair and honest police officer.

Editor

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2h10
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about Islam, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Meesha Shafi, Om Puri
Roles Editor
Rating67% 3.398413.398413.398413.398413.39841
In 2011, Anse Rainier (Gary Richardson), an American professor at Lahore University, is kidnapped soon after he leaves a movie theatre. A ransom video is sent to the US embassy, demanding the release of 690 detainees from a Muslim concentration camp in Kot Lakhpat and €700,000 for the children of Waziristan. Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist and undercover CIA informant in Pakistan, arranges to interview a colleague of Rainer, Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed), who he suspects is involved in the kidnapping.
Ab Tak Chhappan, 2h9
Directed by Shimit Amin
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood, Gangster films
Actors Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe, Revathi, Yashpal Sharma, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Tanmay Jahagirdar
Roles Editor
Rating77% 3.897813.897813.897813.897813.89781
The section of the Mumbai Police Department responsible for handling the underworld known as Crime Branch is headed by Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar). Sadhu is the city’s best inspector, with an enviable reputation and record of encounter shootings. Though tough, he is a loving husband to his wife (Revathi) and father and also helps his informers and other poor people in times of need. His immediate junior, Imtiyaz Siddiqui (Yashpal Sharma) despises Sadhu to no end; he feels Sadhu intentionally belittles him. Also Imtiyaz is more concerned about adding to his encounter score and therefore ends up killing more than the primary target which is the main reason Sadhu dislikes him. To add to his woes, Imtiyaz is unable to surpass Sadhu’s encounter "score". Enter Jatin (Nakul Vaid), a rookie to this line of policing who manages to impress Sadhu. The inspector takes the newcomer under his wing, further antagonising Imtiyaz. All of them report to the Commissioner Pradhan (Mohan Agashe) who is a fair and honest police officer.
Bhoot
Bhoot (2003)
, 1h53
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Origin Inde
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Fardeen Khan, Rekha, Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas
Roles Editor
Rating63% 3.1984053.1984053.1984053.1984053.198405
The story is about Vishal (Ajay Devgn) who is married to Swati (Urmila Matondkar). The couple buy a high rise apartment at a ridiculously low price. The caretaker of the apartment, Mr Thakkar (Amar Talwar) explains to Vishal that a widow named Manjeet Khosla (Barkha Madan), the previous resident, committed suicide after killing her own son. Vishal hides this fact from Swati, as she will object to buying such a residence. But Mr.Thakkar accidentally slips in the secret.
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, 1h28
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Carmen Electra, Mackenzie Astin, David Hyde Pierce, Lucy Liu, Markus Redmond, Lisa Rotondi
Roles Assistant Editor
Rating62% 3.1480353.1480353.1480353.1480353.148035
Hyde Pierce, acting out the role of an alien (credited as "infinity-cubed" in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late 20th-Century American city, presenting findings and opinions as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with its most often wildly inaccurate theories) and elaborate visual metaphors add comedy. Among other themes the film explores the possibility that, whenever describing their interpretations of other species' acts and feelings, humans may get everything wrong.
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Actors Mackenzie Astin, David Hyde Pierce, Carmen Electra, Lucy Liu, Lisa Rotondi, Marc Blucas
Roles Assistant Editor
Rating62% 3.148123.148123.148123.148123.14812
Un extraterrestre inconnu décrit, au cours d'une conférence, une histoire d'amour entre deux Terriens, du moment de leur rencontre jusqu'au moment de l'accouchement, afin d'illustrer leur mode de reproduction. Le narrateur extraterrestre intervient au cours de l'histoire en voix off, pour tenter d'expliquer les comportements des protagonistes. Il utilise de nombres métaphores visuelles.
SLC Punk
SLC Punk (1998)
, 1h37
Directed by James Merendino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael A. Goorjian, Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jason Segel, Matthew Fox, Annabeth Gish
Roles Assistant Editor
Rating73% 3.6981053.6981053.6981053.6981053.698105
The film outlines the daily lives of two punks in Salt Lake City, Utah in the fall of 1985: Stevo and his best friend, "Heroin" Bob; Stevo narrates the film. The nickname "Heroin" is ironic, as Bob is afraid of needles and actually believes that any drug (with the notable exception of alcohol and cigarettes) is inherently dangerous.

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Team

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, 1h28
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Carmen Electra, Mackenzie Astin, David Hyde Pierce, Lucy Liu, Markus Redmond, Lisa Rotondi
Roles Post Production Supervisor
Rating62% 3.1480353.1480353.1480353.1480353.148035
Hyde Pierce, acting out the role of an alien (credited as "infinity-cubed" in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late 20th-Century American city, presenting findings and opinions as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with its most often wildly inaccurate theories) and elaborate visual metaphors add comedy. Among other themes the film explores the possibility that, whenever describing their interpretations of other species' acts and feelings, humans may get everything wrong.
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Actors Mackenzie Astin, David Hyde Pierce, Carmen Electra, Lucy Liu, Lisa Rotondi, Marc Blucas
Roles Post Production Supervisor
Rating62% 3.148123.148123.148123.148123.14812
Un extraterrestre inconnu décrit, au cours d'une conférence, une histoire d'amour entre deux Terriens, du moment de leur rencontre jusqu'au moment de l'accouchement, afin d'illustrer leur mode de reproduction. Le narrateur extraterrestre intervient au cours de l'histoire en voix off, pour tenter d'expliquer les comportements des protagonistes. Il utilise de nombres métaphores visuelles.