Pookuttys ‘India’s Daughter’ grabs Golden Reel Award


New Delhi: Resul Pookutty, Oscar-winning sound designer, has filled his bag with the best sound award for documentary, “India’s Daughter” at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards.

44-year-old Pookutty was nominated in two categories at Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards for the films “Unfreedom” and “India’s Daughter”, both of which are banned in India.

He not only won the award for Best Sound but also for Music Editing: Television Documentary Short Form.

“And we won the 63rd Golden Reel Award for ‘India’s Daughter’! First in Asia a Golden reel coming home to India!” Pookutty wrote on his Twitter page on Sunday.

“India’s Daughter”, which trended among the Indians through youtube, is directed by Leslee Udwin and tells about the brutal gang rape of a 23 yr old trainee physiotherapist which took place on December 16, 2012, in a moving bus. The incident took place in Munirka in south Delhi.

It kicked up a storm after one of the convicts Mukesh Singh was interviewed in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Pookutty dedicated the award to “Nirbhaya’s soul”.

“Is it true that I really got it… It’s for the true spirit of the youth of India. This goes to Nirbhaya’s soul..!” he wrote in another Twitter post.

The award ceremony was held at Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles on Saturday. (IANS) (Image Courtesy: bollywoodreality.in)