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'Roar' nominated at awards in US, Pookutty happy

Roar nominated at awards in US, Pookutty happy

New Delhi: Indian film "Roar: Tigers Of The Sundarbans" has been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) for the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards and the film's sound designer Resul Pookutty is delighted.

The film, which has found a spot in the Feature Foreign Language - Effects/ Foley/ Dialogue/ ADR category, will be competing against "Human Capital" (Italy), "The Liberator" (Venezuela), "The Raid 2" (Indonesia) and "Uzumasa Limelight" (Japan).

"Guys big news: myself and Amrit Pritam nominated for the 62nd Golden Reel Award by #MPSE of America for best sound design for "Roar"! Wahhh!" Oscar-winning sound engineer Pookutty tweeted Friday.

Directed by Kamal Sadanah, the supervising sound editors and designers of the film were Pookutty and Amrit Pritam Dutta. The supervising foley editor was Vijay Kumar.

The foley artists were Karnail Singh Virdi and Sajjan Chowdhry. The sound effects editors were Amrit, Kumar, Arunav Dutta and Abhishruti Bezboruah.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles Feb 15.

Though the film, which revolves around tigers of Sundarbans, failed to create ripples at the Indian box office, it was praised by critics for its novelty concept-wise.

The film, which starred Abhinav Shukla, Achint Kaur, Nora Fatehi, Ali Quli Mirza and Subrat Dutta, released Oct 31 last year.

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