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Oscar winning 'Life of Pi' movie's Mangalore connection

Oscar winning 'Life of Pi' movie's Mangalore connection

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)

Mangalore, Mar 8: That the Oscar winning movie 'Life of Pi' revolves around the story of an Indian boy is common knowledge, and so too is the movie's actual connection with India. But few know that a Mangalorean too had played a part in the making of the movie that won four Academy Awards.

He is H Gautam, son of Nayana Kumar and Sudha from Bejai.

Gautam pursued his primary education here and left for Bangalore where he did his BSc in animation from Manipal university. Later for 3 years he worked for Rhythm and Hues, a film making company in Hyderabad and presently holds the post of a director of environmental design engineering.

In 'Life of Pi' movie, he was the director for visual effects in simulating environment. He was also the technical lighting director for ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ movie.

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  • Della Rego, Mangalore, Doha, Qatar

    Sun, Mar 10 2013

    Oh! wonderful Gautam, it was super. Congratulations and wishing you all the best in future. Keep it up. Thanks Daiji letting us know about Gautam and his beautiful work for making the movie successful.

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  • Suprabhu, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 9 2013

    I'm so happy Gautam :) You are the best buddy! :)

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  • Jawar D'Souza, M'lore/Doha

    Sat, Mar 9 2013

    Glad to know, I think a mangalorean had also had opened the door of the Car of the than Prime Minister Mr. Moraji Desai when he visited Laskhwadeep Island's, what a achievement.

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  • Goutham, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 10 2013

    for all you know, that could have happened lol

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  • nazma laiz, surathkal/abudhabi

    Sat, Mar 9 2013


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  • Jennet Prescilla, Mangalore Muscat

    Sat, Mar 9 2013

    While extending our hearty congratulations to Mr. Gautam for his achievement as visual director of this famous movie, we would like to thank Daijiworld profusely for brining to light the background of this gentleman. There are many such talents which go hidden in the limelight of more prominent people. Thanks Daiji Once again. Good Luck and God Bless your Mr. Gautam, may you reach the pinacle of success in whatever you do.

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  • Dinesh , Giri Bantwal/Bengaluru

    Sat, Mar 9 2013

    Great Job! This news should have been heard before, when OSCAR award presented.
    You proved that film animation also good academic field in comparision with other IT/engineering, science etc.

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  • D Bhat, Mumbai/US

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Two things: a) Amazing Job, Gautam!! Too proud of you... b) Why do some people "Disagree" with comments that congratulate him? Is it just an automatic web crawler software that is doing it - no human who disagree with something like this?

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Dear D.Bhat, Mumbai/ US...... No body can help such attitude...!!!???

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  • Dr S kamath , Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    welldone Gautham

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  • HEMALATHA H ALVA, Alape, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013


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    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    If you haven't seen it yet. you should go watch it, before its off the screen. 3D and animation work is outstanding. Brilliant story and direction, but it was boring at some points, where as Life of Pi kept the interest level throughout the movie.

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  • Rayan Miranda, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Oscar Award is no more a Hollywood actors thing. Gautham you have proved it.. Congrats and Wish you all success...

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  • Hindustani, ManipalDubai

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Congratulations! All The Best For All Your Future Endeavours!

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