Mai Ghat: Crime No: 103/2005 and Parasite captivatef audiences on  the third day of the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala. Mai Ghat Crime No: 103/2005 portrays the story of the fight of Prabhavatiyamma to get justice for her son Udayakumar who was killed in police custody. It was was received warmly. Prabhavatiyamma and director Ananth Mahadevan were also present at the screening.

Bokng Jong-Ho’s ‘Parasite’, first Korean film to win the Palme D’Or at Cannes and Korea’s entry to the Oscars, was screened to a full audience..The movie discussed the increasing economic disparities in South Korean society. It was screened in the World Cinema category. Ahmed Ghossein’s All this Victory and Oleg also received good responses from audiences.

RK Krishnand’s movie, ‘A Minor Inconvenience’, Geethu Mohandas’ ‘Moothon’ (which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival) and Dr.Biju’s ‘Trees Under the Sun’ were also crowd-pullers.

Hollywood is not the end of the story says Rasool Pookutty

The Oscar winning  sound designer  Rasool  Pookutty  along with a panel of eminent  audiographers of Indian cinema attended a seminar on ‘Aesthetics of Sound in Cinema’ organised  by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy  in association with Cine Audiographers  Association of Kerala,  KRNNIVSA & IFFK 2019.

The seminar moderated by national award winning photographer Mr. T. Krishnanunni  throwed  light on  how film sound  can enhance visual quality of the film and aid story telling.

Rasool  spoke about how sound made way  to the standardisation of cinema . The sound wizard  looks at  sound as  a crucial element for the development of a close -knit aural aesthetics and prefers to keep it natural .

Mr Boby John, who is one of India’s best sync sound editors talked at length about the technicalities of sound recording and sound design. Mrs.Geetha  Gurappa , shared her experience in working as a sound engineer for more than 150 films in both the  analog and digital era. She was not hesitant to talk about how she made her mark in this male-dominated  industry as a women sound  engineer  fighting against all odds.

Sound editor  and recordist  Mr. Harikumar urges young  aspirants to go back to their roots as Indian tradition best captures the spirit of Nadha Brahma (sound is god).  He also spoke against the divisive approach in cinema and opined that only a combination of sound and visuals can evoke what neither can do alone.

There was also  an hour long  question and  answer session post  the seminar wherein audiences  could pose their queries to the panelists.