October 6, 2008

TZP News

I haven't updated about the TZP-Oscar news since there haven't been significant developments specific to the Oscars from that quarter. However, more awards are lining up for Taare Zameen Par, the latest being the Asia Pacific Screen awards in Australia, and the Third Eye Asian Film Festival in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, there are real changes inspired from the movie coming together in India. In Gujarat, students from a university are taking initiative to help dyslexic slum kids. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has ordered a census of affected students in Municipal and Government schools, in order to help the Government realise the size of the issue and how to address it. It is a beginning, and one may hope it will bring results.


ajnabi said...

Oh, that is so neat! I love how a movie can have such a positive impact in so many people's lives. Yay for entertainment bettering culture!

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

I know- it is so heartwarming- even surprising- I have never known the Indian government to be so +ve about even wanting to know what is happening w/ its students :D

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I just watched TZP last night--it was awesome! And the first thing my mom and I wondered was if any positive outcomes had resulted from the film in terms of dyslexia awareness. It's great to know it has!

I'll be rooting for TZP as the Oscar winner which it definitely deserves! Yay Aamir!!!

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Nida: Absolutely! Yay TZP'09!