The records that you have been hearing about Dangal are all related to commerce. Now this is a record that will make you clap your hands in appreciation. After smashing all sorts of box office records in India and abroad, Aamir Khan’s Dangal is has created yet another record. Dangal has become the first Indian film to be premiered on television with an audio description for the visually impaired audience.
Audio description is a narration that explains what is happening on the screen such as physical actions by characters and other visual elements. It is inserted between the dialogues that convey visual aspects of a story. This means, the narration will tell you exactly what is happening on screen when it is not accompanied by a narration of dialogues."Mahaveer Bhogat is ecastatic. He is looking intensely at the wrestling mat"... are examples of such audio description.
According to a published report, that the audio description of the film is production of Saksham, an NGO that has been working for the visually impaired since 14 years. The NGO will also be working on the audio description of Hindi Medium, Airlift, and Raag Desh and have already completed it for more than 40 movies including PK and Black. "It took us over two months to do the audio description of ‘Dangal’. What people don’t realize is that entertainment is as important for a differently-abled person as it is for us," Rummi Seth, founder and managing trustee of Saksham.
Based on the real life story of wrestler sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat and their father Mahaveer Phogat, Dangal has already collected Rs. 1900 crore worldwide.The film, with the audio description, was premiered on Zee Cinema on Independence Day as a part of the channel’s initiative “Zee for all” with which visually-impaired audience will be able to experience television.