Resul Pookutty is possibly a name that you've seen only on posters and credit rolls of films like Gandhi, My Father (2007), Saawariya (2007), Ghajini (2008) or Slumdog Millionaire (2008). How many of you really know what exactly he does in the world of movie making? This Keralite, aged 37, is one of the best known sound designers in the country.
Hailing from Vilakkupaara village near Anchal, Kollam, Resul is the man in limelight today for winning 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. Pookutty has also been nominated for the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for best sound in Slumdog Millionaire.
On his first visit to Kerala after winning the Oscar nomination for his work in Slumdog Millionaire, a film in the Oscar race with ten nominations, Keralite sound designer Resul Pookutty said that the honour should inspire Indian youth to strive for global achievements. “Nothing should stop Indian artistes and technicians from reaching the top," he added.
“Messages keep pouring in from different parts of the world, congratulating me on the sound design for Slumdog Millionaire. It is one of my best works, proving the effectiveness of sync-sound technique. I wanted to give a real feel of Mumbai, the sounds of the urban landscape. Actor Amitabh Bachchan called me up some time ago and congratulated me. He said he liked my work," Pookutty has said to a newspaper.
Resul Pookutty has been awarded the Pattathuvila Karunakaran memorial award . He was selected for the award considering the contribution to lift Indian cinema to International level. The award includes Rs.25,000, citation and a memento. The award distribution function will be held at Swaralaya auditorium in Kadapaakkada maidan, Kollam, in February.