Resul Pookutty honoured in Mumbai by Amitabh Bachchan


MUMBAI: After a string of felicitations across the globe for winning the Oscar for sounding recording in Slumdog Millionaire, Resul Pookutty was felicitated by his colleagues in the film industry on Tuesday night.

The Western India Motion Pictures & TV Sound Engineer’s Association honoured Pookutty for creating history at the Academy Awards this year. At a glittering function held at the Country Club at Andheri, Resul was honoured by Amitabh Bachchan.

Lauding his hard work and dedication towards his work for years, Bachchan recalled, "Resul created magic for his film Black. He had so much patience and the results showed it. Everyone in the industry knows how disciplined he is when it comes to work."

Pookutty said, "I am very touched and honoured by this gesture. I have dedicated my Oscar to India and my city Mumbai because of its undying spirit. Mumbai is my karmabhoomi and it feels really special to be honoured in this city."

Though hailing from Kerala, Pookutty has always been a true Mumbaikar. He studied from the Film Institute in Pune and never had to look back since. "Mumbai has given me so much. It’s truly a city of dreams." Resul’s two kids are also born and brought up in the city and his family have made Mumbai their first home.

Apart from Bachchan, the function was attended by other Bollywood and TV celebrities like singer Udit Narayan, actors Ronit Roy, Gul Panag and Dheeraj Kumar to name a few and the evening was hosted by actor Raza Murad.