We Need Standardization of Theaters: Resul Pookutty
The 22 nd edition of IFFK hosted a workshop on ‘Challenges of Sync Sound Recording’ on
9 th December at Hotel Hycinth. Oscar Award winner Resul Pookutty delivered the keynote address.
T.Krishnanunni, multiple National Award winning sound designer, Bishwadeep Chatterjee, National
Award winner and Sound Recording Artist of films Devdas, Three Idiots, Lage Raho Munnabhai, and
Indian director V.K.Prakash addressed the attendees.
Resul talked on the significance of sound in the history of cinema. He opined that the theatres in India
don’t meet the standards in terms of audio systems, and the role the exhibitors play in the film industry.
“Cinema is a continuum of time and sound’, said Resul. The challenges of sync recording, he said, are
the wrong pre-conceived notions about it that it is time consuming and expensive, the attitude of the
people, and the lack of standardization.
Bishwadeep spoke on his experiences and how sync recording, quite contrary to the notions, is time
and cost effective. The question and answer session followed, during which the guests interacted with
Resul also expressed hope on how Kerala can be the example to the rest of India by stepping up the
theatres. Chalachitra Academy Vice-Chair Person and Festival Artistic Director Bina Paul graced the