Wednesday, 11 February 2009

SOUNDS GOOD - RESUL POOKUTTY

In all the hullabaloo made about ‘Slumdog Millionaire', about how India has been exploited by foreign filmmakers and much more along those lines, and about all the awards that have come its way, I noticed one person.

With A. R. Rahman (who is modesty personified) being felicitated for his nominations and awards for the film, this other person, who has also been nominated for the Oscar and won the BAFTA award, has been making waves quietly.



Resul Pookutty. A sound engineer who is responsible for all the sounds we hear on the screen, and how we hear them. And his work has brought him to a level of world-wide recognition.

He was born, and grew up, in Kerala, and later graduated from FTII, Pune. A detailed interview with him at RadioandMusic.com is here.

Resul is to be presented with the Pattathuvila Karunakaran memorial award in Kerala. He was selected for the award for his contribution in raising Indian cinema to International level.

Art does imitate life, and a boy who studied in a village without electricity, and had to travel seven kilometers to school, has arrived on the global stage.

I hope he wins the Oscar too.

Photo: Courtesy The Hindu

19 comments:

Swarna said...

Yes, best wishes to him. Great he won at the BAFTAS!

Gardenia said...

Way to go, Resul! Thanks, Raji, for pointing him out to me - before the Bafta and everything.

Vetrimagal said...

Hi,
I liked your kolum write up and the photgraphs.

Did A.R.Rehman get felicitation from T.N.Government? I missed that.

Resul kutty and Rehaman deserve the awards!

Indrani said...

All the best to him!

T and S said...

I liked the informative bit on Resul Pookutty. I didn't know that about him. Thanks for sharing.

Ashvin said...

had never heard of him.... thanks for letting people know about him...

Soul Searcher said...

We often forget the technicians and other key contributors in a success and only look at the big names. Great of you to have noticed and singled Resul out for the attention he deserves

Kat said...

Thank you for bringing to the fore people behind the screen..!! Congrats to him.

jayashree said...

hi raji..just happened to see yr. and family members' blogs..thoroughly enjoyed reading all..brought back so many memories..loved your writeup on the kolam festival..didn't know about it..and the review of the kutcheri..jayashree

namaki said...

this is nice news !!

Blogeswari said...

Hi

Is that your sis in today's DNA? Very cool article - Cool picture.

Maddy said...

poogutty must be wondering about all the adulation suddenly coming his way. I hope he wins an oscar, i will be here watching - some 120 miles away...

Kat said...

Joining you in your wishes...

Karthik Narayan said...

Loved his oscar speech :) the first time i saw an Indian at the oscars... he began with a sob and then SORRY!! It doesnt get any more polite than that...

jayashreem said...

Manni he cried while receiving the award, Rehman was so composed as though he belonged there. i wonder why he converted his religion murali

Anandhi Kumar said...

He raji, heard his interview too. Nice to know raji, indians are at last recognised globally.. Jai ho

Devika said...

Congrats Raji on hoping it :)

I was listening to the music, after the awards...
Good work

wishes,
devika

Happy Kitten said...

I missed this post of yours...

like how most of us missed Resul until the awards...

Rahman was there always.. with or without an Oscar he will live on..

ahumanbean said...

Well timed post, Raji, and yes Pookutty deserved the Oscar.

I wish the press had gone to town about his humility - we don't see enough of it :)

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