Resul Pookutty born in Vilakkupara, Kerala won Oscar award for Slumdog Millionaire in the Best Sound Mixing category.
He is the 3rd indian to receive Oscar. 4th is A R Rahman won two Oscars for Music, the others being Bhanu Athaiya and Satyajit Ray.
Here the Resul’s acceptance speech at the Oscars
This is unbelievable. We can’t believe this. Ladies and gentlemen… sorry… I share the stage with two magicians, you know, who created the very ordinary sounds of Bombay, the cacophony of Bombay, into a soul-stirring, artful resonance called Slumdog Millionaire.
I come from a country and a civilization that given the universal word……………(silence ). That word is ‘Om.’ So I dedicate this award to my country. Thank you, Academy, this is not just a sound award, this is history being handed over to me. My sincere and deepest gratitude to my teachers, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Paul Ritchie, Pravesh… and everybody who has contributed to this film, Glenn Freemantle and all the sound mixers. I dedicate this to you guys. Thank you, Academy. Thank you very much.