P. M. Satheesh

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PM Satheesh
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kannur, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm sound design
Years active1998–present

PM Satheesh is an Indian film sound designer, sound editor and mixer. In 1999 he received the National award for best sound recording and design for his work on Kumar Talkies.[1] He has worked in Hollywood, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films.[2]


He was born in Kerala, India. He is a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India or FTII, Pune, India. He has worked as sound recordist and sound designer on numerous documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada and the CBC and feature films like 15 Park Avenue and Dreaming Lhasa, Mangal Pandey: The Rising and Fakir of Venice.[3] For six years he held exclusive contract for MTV India for sound on live music events and broadcast.[4] He is Chief sound designer and founder of Fireflys Post Sound P.M Satheesh has over two decades of experience in location sound and sound design. PM Satheesh established Scuba Location Sound, painstakingly putting together high end location sound equipment and a dozen freelance sound recordists working under his guidance. This set up allowed Scuba to record location sound for documentaries and television where there was hardly any time for post dubbing.Braving all logistical nightmares PM Satheesh used Pro Tools on location in the Himalayas for a multi track hard disk based recording for the Tibetan feature film Dreaming Lhasa.

P.M Satheesh is working for S.S Rajamouli’s Baahubali, scheduled to have been released in April 2015.[needs update] Regarding his experience with the film, he said "Baahubali is one of the very few films in South where a lot of importance is being given to sound recording. We dropped the idea of shooting with sync sound since the dialogue delivery has to be modified accordingly. The sound design team embeds various types of micro-phones throughout the set to record the ambient sound, which will lend a natural feel to the film. It's necessary, because some of these sounds aren't available in the market. It's quite a challenge for everyone".[5]


Year Film
1999- Kumar Talkies
2002 Agni Varsha
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising
2005 Dreaming Lhasa
2005 15 Park Avenue
2006 Mixed Doubles
2006 Printed Rainbows
2009 Kaminey
2009 Road
2009 Nero's Guest
2010 Ishqiya
2011 7 Khoon Maaf
2011 Anaganaga O Dheerudu
2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
2012 Talaash
2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
2013 Faith Connections
2014 Darr @ The Mall
2014 Hawaa Hawaai
2014 Watchdogs
2014 True Love Story
2015 Baahubali
2015 Angry Indian Goddesses
2016 Pulimurugan
2017 Baahubali
2018 Kaalakaandi


  1. ^ 46th National Film Awards
  2. ^ M, Athira (20 April 2012). "Resounding success" – via www.thehindu.com.
  3. ^ "Movies" – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "People.HTML". Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Rajamouli demands silence on the sets of Baahubali". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2019.

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