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`It is a revelation'

Staff Reporter

An elated Jayashree Kanal, director of `Katt Katt Kad Kaddu' plans more films

HYDERABAD: "As a lecturer at Film and Television Institute, Pune, I used to emphasise and tell students that silence speaks much more than dialogue. But now after my experience with the visually impaired, I realised there is a section of audience who look at it differently and it is a revelation to me," says Jayashree Kanal, director of `Katt Katt Kad Kaddu'.

Her film became the first ever audio-described one for the visually impaired when the Children's Film Society chose her film directed in 2001 for the privilege. The audio-described film had an amazing impact on the visually impaired as they could understand the `silent scenes' too without depending on others. After watching the happy response of children at Devnar School for the Blind, she said, "From now I will make more efforts to make children's films and feel less ashamed to rely upon dialogues."

`High point'

For Rummi K. Seth of Saksham, an NGO, the wonderful response to the film from the visually challenged "is the high point in my life".

Elated with the response and the desire of children for more such audio-described films, Children's Film Society (India) Chief Executive Officer Satish Pendharkar is keen to provide more such films and in regional languages too.

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