Thiruvananthapuram: Sound designer and Oscar winner Rasul Pookkutty is on the stage against the announcement of National Film Awards. Rasul Pookkutty clarified that the film that won the best sync sound recording award was not a sync sound but a dubbed film.
Rasul Pookkutty also stated in his Twitter post that this was confirmed by sound recordist Nitin Lukes. Jobin Jayan won the Best Location Sound Recordist award for the Kannada film Dollu, which is given only for sync sound films.
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Meanwhile, director and sound designer Nitin Lukos said that he felt sorry for the jury members who could not tell which was a sync sound movie and which was a dubbed movie. Nitin also stated on Twitter that he does not know what happened behind the scenes of the National Award determination and procedures.
I don’t know what happened behind the curtains of the National Award selections and it’s procedures, But I pity the judgement of the jury who couldn’t differentiate between a dub and a sync sound film, claims to be the experts in the scenario! @official_dff https://t.co/hmPBT43BhW
— Nithin Lukose (@nithin_lukose) July 22, 2022
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A special award for sync sound recording is included in the Best Audiography category. Malayalam Vishnu Govind and Sri Shankar won the best re-recordist award in this category for their film Malik. The best sound designer award went to Anmol Bhave for the Marathi film Mee Vasantarao.
The film that won the #SyncSoundRecording #NationalAwards is not even a sync sound film, it’s a dubbed film, confirms the Sound Designer of the film @nithin_lukose ????????????♀️ pic.twitter.com/7T6jxYaP3d
— resul pookutty (@resulp) July 22, 2022