Resul Pookutty is Manorama News NEWSMAKER 2009

Resul Pookutty is Manorama News NEWSMAKER 2009

Resul Pookutty is Manorama News NEWSMAKER 2009

Resul Pookutty is Manorama News NEWSMAKER 2009

Resul Pookutty (born 1971) is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winning Indian film sound designer, sound editor and mixer.He won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for the film Slumdog Millionaire. He has worked for Hollywood, Bollywood and Malayalam film industries.

Resul Pookutty was born in a Muslim family in Vilakkupara, Anchal About 58  km from Kollam, Kerala. He was the youngest of eight children born to an impoverished family. His father was a private bus ticket checker. Pookutty had to walk 6 km to the nearest school and study in the light of a kerosene lamp as his village had no electricity.

He is a 1995 graduate from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Resul Pookutty Awards

* 2009 : Chakkulathamma Swaravarsha Award
* 2009 : Honorary Doctorate or D.Litt by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady
* 2009: Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for his work in Slumdog Millionaire.[18]
* 2009: BAFTA Award for Best Sound along with Glenn Freemantle, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers and Ian Tapp for his work in Slumdog Millionaire.[19]
* 2005: Zee Cine Award for Best Audiography for his work in Musafir.


* Blue (2009 film) (sound designer)
* Pazhassiraja (2009) (sound designer)
* Ghajini (2008) (sound designer)
* Slumdog Millionaire (2008) (ADR mixer) (sound mixer)(Academy Award WINNER)
* Woodstock Villa (2008) (sound mixer)
* Dus Kahaniyaan (2007) (sound designer)
* Saawariya (2007) (sound designer)
* Gandhi, My Father (2007) (production sound mixer) (sound designer) (sound engineer)
* Traffic Signal (2007) (sound designer: graftif)
* Bombay Skies (2006) (sound designer)
* Mixed Doubles (2006) (ADR mixer) (sound designer) (sound mixer) (sound)
* Zinda (2006) (ADR mixer) (sound designer)
* Bluffmaster! (2005) (ADR) (foley recordist) (supervising sound designer)
* Black (2005) (sound designer) (sync sound mixing) (trade mixes)
* Amu (2005) (sound designer) (sound)
* Musafir (2004) (ADR mixer) (sound designer)
* Kyun…! Ho Gaya Na (2004) (sound designer)
* Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003) (production sound mixer) (sound designer) (sound)
* Raghu Romeo (2003) (ADR mixer) (foley mixer) (sound)
* Boom (2003/I) (production sound mixer) (sound designer)
* Agni Varsha (2002) (foley engineer)
* Everybody Says I’m Fine! (2001) (additional sound mixer) (ADR mixer) (foley mixer) (sound designer: / Dolby EX 6.1) (sound effects mixer) (sound post-production engineer)
* Bombay Eunuch (2001) (sound)
* Snip! (2000) (ADR mixer) (sound designer)
* Split Wide Open (1999) (ADR mixer) (sound designer)
* Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One (1997) (sound)

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