Birthday: 30-05-1971
Age: 48
Star sign: Gemini
Resul Pookutty has climbed up the ladder with a lot of hard work. Born in Kerala on 30th May, 1971, Resul completed his schooling in kerosene lamps because his village did not have electricity. He completed his Bachelors in Physics and went on to pursue a degree in Law by his father’s wish. He left the Law program in the middle to graduate from FTII, Pune. He later finished his Law degree to fulfil his father’s wish. Resul is an Indian Film sound designer, sound editor, and mixer and recently decided to become a director/producer as well. He kicked of his career as a sound engineer for a film in 1997. In 2005 his work for “ Musafir” and “ Black” was widely recognized and appreciated. Since then, he has done several films including Traffic Signal in 2007, and “ Saawariya” the same year. This year, he has decided to produce his own movie. Since he will be doing the sound work himself, why not produce and direct it in his way as well? He launched his own production house Le Penta Entertainment. His most notable achievement was his work in the international hit “ Slumdog Millionaire”. Released in 2009, “Slumdog Millionaire” won Resul an Oscar and the prestigious BAFTA Award for his great work. He, along with Amrit Pritam, got nominated for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards for his work in the Bollywood movie “Roar”. He has won numerous awards on national level as well.
Anuj Mathur Hindi Actor

Anuj Mathur

Anuj Mathur is a legendary sound designer of films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kal Ho Na Ho Mohabbatien to name just a few. One of Anuj Mathur’s many theories is that sound mixing is at its best to isolate and emphasise the specific sounds if you want the audience to experience, rather than blasting everything at once. He joined the Yash Raj Films a two decades back almost with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge when he was a sound designer, and now he is chief recording engineer with Yash Raj Films. Today as a chief recording engineer, he has to perform many jobs such as re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor and designer and dialogue supervisor also. His brilliant sound engineer who goes to show that it takes the whole team of people to record, edit, mix and finesses every sound effect and note of music. This is one of the creative ways the sound reformists conjure up a sound from often unlikely moments. In Yash Raj camp, he brought the new technology of Dolby SR (although few films had also used), and Aditya Chopra took note of the new dimension in sound effects and as Anuj had explained all sound and dialogues were done in the Dolby set up. Soon, after 300-weeks of a run of the movie in theaters, Anuj added another concept of Dolby 4.1 sound technique and Aditya let him go with his new innovation and ideas. The film became a classic hit, giving back Yash Raj its glory that he left with Deewar. Recently, Anup was active with sound department of Yash Raj films Mardani. He had done many movies with Aditya Chopra, Anurag Basu, Vishal Bhardwaj and Pradeep Sarkar too. He has been a success man behind every sound effects of many popular films such as Gundaay, Dhoom-3, Katti Batti to name a few. Anuj Mathur is regarded as one of the best sound designers in the industry, and he has come a long way in a very short span of time.

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Rishi Oberoi

Rishi Oberoi is an Indian sound designer who has contributed his skills to movies like Bang Bang, Salaam Namaste, and other Hindi language motion pictures. Rishi considered himself lucky when he got the job of an audio assistant in Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein in the year 2000. People thronged to the theaters to watch Mohabbatein for three reasons. First of all, it was a Yash Raj venture. Secondly, legendary actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were part of this romantic musical. Last but not the least, Mohabbatein had a couple of melodious tracks in it. Music enthusiasts continue to love those track after seventeen years of its release. Mohabbatein discusses how the imposition of discipline could affect everyone in the world. In the movie, Amitabh plays the role of a school principal who forbids students from bonding with the girls in a romantic manner. In 2005, Rishi worked in Siddharth Anand’s Salaam Namaste. It had Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. Salaam Namaste highlighted the issue of live-in relationships. Rishi also made his acting debut in Salaam Namaste as well. Rishi was a part of the supporting cast of this movie. In 2006, Rishi was a member of the sound department for Kabir Khan’s Kabul Express. Crew members shot the entire movie in Afghanistan. Although there are many cases of kidnappings and murders in the country, newspapers reported that some terrorist groups gave the makers an ultimatum to finish filming their project within the deadline. Kabul Express featured John Abraham and Arshad Warsi as Indian reporters who go to Afghanistan but face difficulties during their stint in the nation. Rishi became a part of another Bollywood musical “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.” With songs like “Ticket to Bollywood,” and Bol Halke topping the music charts, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom failed to make any impact as it received negative reviews. In 2012, Rishi’s next venture was Ishaqzaade which revolves around the rivalry between a Hindu and a Muslim family. In 2014, Rishi had two flicks to his name: Kill Dil and Bang Bang. Reviewers criticized both the soundtrack and plot of Kill Dil which also cast Pakistani artist Ali Zafar as a henchman alongside Ranveer Singh. On 2 October 2014, Bang Bang got screened in cinema halls. For those who do not know, Bang Bang is a remake of Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day. With Hrithik Roshan reprising Cruise’s character, it got mixed response. Viewers liked the action sequences as well as the sound effects but noted that the film could have a better screenplay. Rishi’s latest venture is Ok Jaanu which released in the year 2017.

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