Kerala film industry felicitates Pookutty

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Kochi, Mar 12 (ANI): Regional film industry of Kerala felicitated India's Oscar winner Pookutty, heaping on him encomium at a function in Kochi.

Pookutty, who hails from Kerala's Kollam district, shared the Sound Mixing Oscar with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for his work in the Danny Boyle's film 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

Pookutty was accorded a grand reception, artistes performed on the song 'Jai Ho' that earned him fame at the academy awards. He was presented a bouquet made of 1001 red rose.

"I have not worked with the Malayalam film industry, but the way you people are showering love upon me is really appreciable. I am grateful to all of you," said Pookutty.

India's composer and singer A. R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty won three Oscars for India as the "Slumdog Millionaire" juggernaut swept the annual Hollywood awards.

It also fetched Danny Boyle the Best Director award, Simon Beaufoy best Adapted Screenplay and Anthony Dod Mantle the best Cinematography award. The film was also awarded for Best Editing.

"Slumdog Millionaire", based on Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel "Q and A", came to the 81st Academy Awards ceremony with 10 nominations and won 8 Oscars. (ANI)

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