The award season is on in full swing, and TV channels are hopeful of great TRPs from celeb performances at these shows. But, Oscar-winning sound editor Resul Pookutty has slammed the jhatka-matka routine at desi award shows and urged organisers to learn from the Academy instead, which has kept away from filmy acts and only stuck to honours, thus gaining its repute and popularity.
"Unfortunately in India, the quality of award functions has declined tremendously over the years. With the advent of television software and the mad race for TRPs among channels, money has started controlling everything. As a result, celebration of talent comes second to presenting a well-packaged show with dance performances, gags, etc. This is quite sad. Oscars, too, are one of the highly watched shows but th