Resul Pookutty gets two nominations in the MPSE Golden Reel awards

resul-pookuttyResul Pookutty has recieved two nominations for Unfreedom and India’s Daughter at the Motion Picture Sound Editors(MPSE) 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards. Both movies are banned in India.

Sharing his excitetement Pookutty tweeted

The Oscar winner dedicated his nomination to the Delhi gang rape victim.

The award ceremony will be held on February 27, a day before the Oscar nights, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

India’s Daughter, a controversial documentary which recounts the story of infamous Delhi gang rape, was written, produced and directed by film maker Leslee Udwin. The film  was globally aired on March 4 but censor board banned it in India.

Raj Amit Kumar’s début movie Unfreedom, featuring Adil Hussain and Victor banerjee, is a thriller chronicling lesbian love story.  The movie was inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem ” Ye Dagh Dagh Ujaala”.  Unfreedom has been nominated in Feature Film – Foreign Film (Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR) category.

Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens won three nominations. The popular TV series Game of Thrones also won a trio.

Mentioning about the movie  ban, Pookutty said that he is pained at the suppression of artistic freedom and he dont understand why a progressive society is behaving in a strict manner. He also added that the recognition outside India for these films indicates that we have to be open minded as artistes.