– Rinku Gupta
After a grand first look release at the prestigious Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai recently, it’s back to work for the unit of Rajinikanth’s 2PointO The Movie. Now the dubbing of the film is on in full swing. India’s Oscar-winning sound designer RESUL POOKUTTY has flown down to Chennai for the dubbing today. He tells us how the sound is going to have a special quality in the film.
The movie which stars Bollywood hero Akshay Kumar as antagonist in a special avatar, with a look of a crow, has already sent audiences and the industry into a tizzy. With director Shankar, one can expect the unexpected, with grandeur being his middle name. With unusual characters entering the fray in the sequel, sound is one department thats bound to play an important role in the overall movie experience. So is there going to be something special in the sound design of the film? Sound designer Resul Pookutty replies, “Yes, we would be trying out a different sound format specially modified for 2.O in final mix of the film, the details of which I can’t reveal now.” At present, Pookutty is working with Rajinikanth’s dubbing which has commenced today and for which he has flown down to Chennai. Says he, ” We have started dubbing almost two weeks ago and 50% of the dub is done. Rajini Sir started to dub today! “
After the dubbing is completed, Pookutty will shift his full focus on the final mix. But the groundwork is being prepared already. He confirms, “We are still technically working on the special sound format of the film. However, the full swing work we will start only by February 2017.”
Looks like audiences are in for a treat, keeping in mind the Oscar winning Pookutty’s penchant for perfection and stress on technical finesse. Team that up with director Shankar’s attention to detail and hunger to explore unconquered terrain, and you have a win-win situation for movie buffs!