The Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan starring Dangal 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 realize 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 organized for differently-abled children along with the annual screening of National Award-winning films.
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.