News|November 2, 2010 7:56 am

Oscar Winner, Pookutty to Direct Amitabh Bachchan


Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is ready to direct a film starring Amitabh Bachchan. The sound designer has been working on a script from a long time. The film will be an emotional father-son story that he has been scripting for some time.

Talking about his project, Resul says,

“It’s something that I’ve been toying with for a long time. But to turn director I need to set aside my work in sound and devote myself entirely to that one thing. At the moment I’m working on the sound for my second international project.”

“It’s really too early to talk about it. But yes it is a very emotional father-son subject. I’m a great fan of the work of Ritwik Ghatak and by extension a fan of Ghatak’s disciple Sanjay Leela Bhansali. My film would be from that school. I love the melodrama that underlines the life of characters on screen.”

When asked from him, he chose to take Amitabh Bachchan, the sound designer said,

“You can’t blame me for thinking of the best, can you?

His international project, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will soon be shot in Rajasthan and other parts of India. Talking about his second international project, Resul says,

“I’ve been in love with Madden’s film Shakespeare In Love. And now I’m getting to work with him and some of the most accomplished British actors like Dame Judi Dench, Julie Christie, Tom Wilkinson and Peter O’Toole

He is the only Indian in the crew. Resul said,

“Fox Searchlight, who had produced Slumdog Millionaire specially asked for me. It feels like a great honour. For the first time since Slumdog… I’ll be doing live sound mixing.”

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