Malayalam mega star Mammootty will be releasing the audio of The Sound Story, a multilingual film made specifically for the hearing impaired.
The audio launch event is scheduled to happen on January 15 at 6:30 pm at the Thiruvambady Convention Centre in Thrissur. To be released in various languages, including Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, the film has the Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty in the lead role. Apparently, he will be playing himself in the movie.
According to sources in the know, the film is about a sound engineer working hard to record all the sounds at the Thrissur Pooram. How he goes about it and whether he succeeds in his endeavour forms the crux of the story.
The Sound Story is produced by Rajeev Panakal under his banner Palm Stone Multimedia. Written and directed by Prasad Prabhakar, the film’s music has been composed by Rahul Raj. Veteran lyricist Vairamuthu had penned the lyrics for the Tamil version and debutant Fouzia Abubacker has written the Hindi lyrics. The English lines in some of the songs have been penned by Sunitha Sarathy. The audio rights have been acquired by Sony Music.
According to reports, the film went into a four-month long pre-production to capture the various sounds at the Thrissur Pooram. Over 80 technicians from India and Hollywood have worked hard to capture the sounds and succeeded at it.
Speaking about his role, Resul had said earlier, “I don’t play a typical hero in this film. My real life dream, for a long time, was to record the sounds of the Pooram festival live. This story is about a sound designer who intends to do that and I play that central character. The magnitude and magic of Pooram are very difficult to explain in words and more than 300 musicians play in the festival.”
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