Peepli Live’s DVD Released
Aamir Khan Production’s Peepli Live will be the first DVD with an option for Visually and Hearing impaired audience.
The DVD released by Excel Home Entertainment will carry an option that narrates scenes with details about actions, colour, expressions, etc. interspersed with actual dialogues for the benefit of visually impaired audiences.
India’s official entry to the Oscars will also have an option in the DVD for enabling better viewing for audiences with hearing disabilities with sub-titles of sounds other than dialogues.
Producer Aamir Khan said, “In my interactions in the past with institutions catering to visually and hearing impaired people, we realised a dearth of serious entertainment modes available to them. The ironic situation was that Indian cinema was still a major source of entertainment, even in its unfriendly format for the visually and hearing impaired. We hope to reach out and bridge the gap and are hopeful that this will soon be a norm in all Home Entertainment formats in the coming months.”