Justin Jose – Sound Engineer and Sound Mixer of ‘Baahubali: The beginning’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ fame
Justin Jose is a National award winning Sound Engineer and Sound Mixer who works in Bollywood as well as south Indian film industry. He won National award for Best Re-recording Mixer/ Best Audiography for Bajirao Mastani in 2015 and Walking with the Wind in 2017. He came to limelight for the first time after working for Baahubali: The beginning where he led the team for sound mixing conducted at Future Works, Mumbai. Since then he has bagged numerous projects and known as a high-profile south engineer of present-day cinema. He also works in web series.
Air Lift, URI, Padmaavat, Madras Café, Baaghi, Baaghi 2, Hindi Medium, Gold, Sanju, Kesari, Happy New Year, Bang Bang, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, English Vinglish, Tamasha, Udta Punjab, Sarbjit, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, Tubelight, Wazir, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, Half Girlfriend, Mukkabaaz, Nautanki Saala! etc are some of his major works in Bollywood. Cinema Company, Second Show, Njan Steve Lopez, Punyalan Private Limited, Oozham, Pretham, Koode etc are best among his works in Malayalam.
Justin Jose hails from Thrissur, Kerala in year 1980. After doing his graduation in economics he received his diploma in Audio Recording from Chetana Sound Studio, Thrissur. He also completed 4th grade of electronic keyboard from Trinity College of Music before beginning his musical journey. In 2003 he moved to Mumbai, where he worked as an assistant to Malayalam composer and sound engineer Deepan Chatterjee for next two years.
He became premix engineer in 2008 and marked his independent career in Bollywood the same year. In his independent career spanning to more than one decade, he has worked with some of the elite filmmakers of Indian film industry like Rajamouli and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for high budget films. He has done independent work for around 50 films belonging to Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Arabic, English and Marathi languages. Jogwa is his famous work in Marathi cinema, which earned him a couple of nominations.
Justin Jose – Some interesting and less-known facts
1. He frequently works with superstar Akshay Kumar in present times; Air Lift, Gold, Kesari etc to mention a few, and also with Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani etc to mention.
2. His work for Baahubali: The beginning was conducted at Future Works, Mumbai and took a whopping 750 hours, setting a new record.
3. Apart from original works, he also conducts sound mixing for Hollywood movies dubbed to Indian languages. Till now he has worked in around 250 foreign language films.
4. His work for Madras Café is the first Indian movie to be mixed in native Dolby Atmos. His work for Bombay Velvet also belongs to this genre, though the film was not commercially successful. The movie was completely recorded and mixed on 96 kHz using Dolby Atmos, first one of this kind in world cinema.