Malayalam film wins prestigious National Film Award for Best Re-recordist
Mol, Belgium, 30 April 2014 – The first Malayalam language film mixed in Auro-3D® has won a prestigious film award in India. D.Yuvaraj, sound engineer of the film Swapaanam has won the National Film Award as ‘Best Re-recordist’ of the final mixed track.
The National Film Awards are the Indian equivalent of the American Academy Awards, and are administered by the Indian government. This year, the Awards celebrate their 61st anniversary and D. Yuvaraj will receive his award from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Wilfried Van Baelen, inventor of the Auro-3D® format and CEO of Auro Technologies stated “This is a wonderful recognition of D Yuvaraj’s work on Swapaanam, and we send our congratulations to him. Auro Technologies and Barco are very excited to have the first immersive mix of a Malayalam language film, and we are sure that there will be many more to come, since the Indian audiences are clamouring for more films in Auro 11.1 by Barco.”
Swapaanam is a Malayalam film directed by Shaji N. Karun and produced by M. Rajan for Horizon Entertainments. As the movie is about the life of a master drummer, music and therefore sound inevitably receive a starring role. The film was released in Auro 11.1 by Barco in selected theatres, becoming the third Indian film to employ the technology after Vishwaroopam and Nenokkadine. This audio mix was the first Auro-3D® mix in the Malayalam studios in the South of India.