Resul Pookutty is one of the best known sound designers in the industry.
He hails from hails from Vilakkupara, Kollam district. He is a graduate of Pune's FTII, and has been in the industry for more than 10 years with a big films like Sawaariya, Dus Kahaniyaan, Black, Gandhi My Father, Zinda, Bluffmaster and small independent films like Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women, Amu, Raghu Romeo and Mixed Doubles.
Starting his career with Rajat Kapoor's lesser known film Private Detective, Resul came into limelight with his work in Black. It was a film without songs but the sound got everyone talking. But then there are also films like Gandhi My Father where his work went largely unnoticed.
The good work gave him an opportunity to work with one of his favourite directors, Danny Boyle. Though things have slowly changed in terms of recognition for technicians and appreciation for experimentation in the Indian film industry, Resul still feels that sound is gets step motherly treatment.
He has been nominated for 81st Academy Awards along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for sound mixing in Slumdog Millionaire. Pookutty has also been nominated for the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for best sound in Slumdog Millionaire.