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Oscar winner Resul Pookutty- the First Asian to get Global Reel Award

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The 44 year old Oscar winner Resul pookutty made India proud by adding one more laurel of winning  the Global Reel Award for his sound design work in the film ‘India’s Daughter’.

Oscar winner Resul Pookutty

Flash points

  • Resul pookutty is an Indian film sound designer, mixer and editor
  • He was born in Villakupara, Kollam district of Kerala in 1971
  • He is a graduate of Film and Television Institute of Pune
  • He became famous when he won the Oscar award along with Richard Pyrke and Ian tapp for his sound design work in Slumdog Millionaire in 2009
  • He became the first Asian to win the Global reel award in the category Best sound for the movie ‘India’s Daughter’
  • Global reel award is given by Motion Picture Sound Editor’s of US
  • He also gained special attention having nominated for two movies for best sound category in Global Reel award
  • Surprisingly the two nominations were for movies of Indian base including ‘India’s Daughter’ and ‘Unfreedom’
  • ‘India’s daughter’ is a documentary based on the real life of Nirbhaya
  • He dedicated the award to Nirbhaya – a 23 year old paramedic student who was brutally raped and died following that
  • Resul pookutty expressed his dismay over the ban of both the movies in India
  • The other films in the nomination list of Global Reel award include “Beware Baltimore”, “Chef’s Table”, “Deadliest Catch”, and “The Undrafted” “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Martian”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “The Revenant”