New England Malayalee Association’s blog

January 24, 2009

Malayalee wins Oscar nomination


This news almost got drowned amidst the euphoria surrounding A.R.Rahman’s nomination.  For the movie Slumdog Millionaire,  Resul Pookutty, along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke got Oscar nomination for the category of  sound mixing. The fact that  Resul is a Malayalee is an  added bonus for Malayalees.

Resul hails from Vilakkupara in Anchal in Kollam district and it was fate that landed him in tinsel town, that too in Bollywood movies.

Joining the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune “was a turning point in my life.” Resul passed out from the Institute in 1995 and moved to Mumbai, the dreamland of Indian commercial filmmakers.

“That was a natural immigration as a graduate of the institute. Ninety-five per cent of the technicians of the Mumbai film industry are alumni of FTII, Pune,” points out Resul. “After my graduation from Pune, my interest to specialise in sound became clear, and today I feel I am successful, both aesthetically and commercially,” he says[Directing sound].

36 year old Resul has designed sound in a large number of hindi movies including Ghajini, Saawariya, Dus Kahaniyaan, Black, Gandhi My Father, Zinda, Bluffmaster,Amu, Raghu Romeo and Mixed Doubles. In India, reviewers as well as movie going public’s appreciation never goes beyond actors, direction and music. Technical departmens like Sound Designing gets ignored or are not appreciated even in successful movies.  An Oscar would draw attention to these technical wizards and their efforts would get appreciated.  I’m sure that lot of us would be tuning into the Oscar awards nights.

And here’s a recent interview with Resul.

Update: Here’s the latest – the Oscar goes to…

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  1. It is indeed a proud moment for each and every malayali!

    Comment by Shabs — February 24, 2009 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  2. Your blog in word on Resul Pookutty, who along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke got Oscar award for the category of sound mixing was interesting to read.He has carved a niche for himself in the Indian Film Hall of fame, by being an Indian,and he has joined the elite group. While appreciating him being a malayalee,I would like any other compatriot, always remember him for his show of technical excellence as an Indian and has taken the Indian Film Industry to greater heights. Hope more more such telents are recognised,first in our Bollywood,Kollywood ,Tollywoood and sandalwood in the days to come. Jai Ho, Rasul Pookutty.

    Comment by blessedmeek — March 13, 2009 @ 4:13 am | Reply

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    Comment by mohan chavara — June 8, 2010 @ 3:15 am | Reply

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