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‘Dangal’ The First Indian Film Aired On Independence Day For The Blind People

‘Dangal’ The First Indian Film Aired On Independence Day For The Blind People
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Dangal starring Aamir Khan has become the first film to be aired on Television with an audio description for the visually impaired audiences. The audio description of the film was completed by the Saksham NGO that has been working in the field for around 14 years. This NGO has done audio tracks for over 40 movies including PK and Black.

The Rummi Seth who is the founder and managing trustee of Saksham said that It took them over two months to do the audio description of ‘Dangal’. And she further added that people nowadays don’t realise that the entertainment for a differently-abled person is also important for them as well as us. This NGO also going to start work on ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Airlift’ and ‘Raag Desh’. In April at Siri Fort, while screening ‘Dangal’ was also organised for differently-abled children along with the annual screening of National Award-winning films.

Aamir’s Dangal has created another record after winning streak in continuation. Today on the Independence Day August 15 the blockbuster film “Dangal” of the superstar Aamir Khan aired on the television with an audio description for visually impaired audiences that helped the blind in understanding the film on their own and not relying on those who can see for an explanation.

This experience was uniquely immersive as it seems like a radio play instead of watching television. It was aired without visual cues and the attention went entirely on the dialogues. The instruments giving the blind holistic film experience with the audio track that provided important context. The person who cannot see the silences, the audio track was extensively broke-down the ensuing tension on-screen. It was aired on Zee cinema channel at 12 pm today.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.