Noted Keralite sound engineer Resul Pookutty has bagged the Best
Sound Mixing award at the Oscars for Danny Boyle's much-acclaimed
Slumdog Millionaire, which already won the Best Adapted
Screenplay award and the Best Cinematography award. Resul Pookutty
is the first Keralite to win an Oscar award. The 81st Academy
Awards ceremony was held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles,
Hailing from Vilakkupaara village near Anchal, Kollam, Resul
Pookutty has been in the top of headline after he won an Oscar
nomination for his work in Slumdog Millionaire, a film in
the Oscar race with ten nominations, including three for music
director A.R. Rahman.
A graduate of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune,
Resul Pookutty has been in the music industry for 13 years now with
a filmography of more than ten blockbusters. He started his career
with Rajat Kapoor's little-known Private Detective in 1997 and came
into the limelight with his work in Black (2005).
Interestingly, Black was a film without songs, but the sound got
everyone talking. His next venture, Gandhi My Father, was a
challenging experience in his career since the film demanded
extreme attention on the variations in Gandhi's voice from his
youth to old age. However, his hard work paid off when he got an
opportunity to work with one of his favourite directors Danny Boyle
in Slumdog Millionaire. His other noted films include
Saawariya (2007), Ghajini (2008).