[AI] T ZP: an interesting moovy to watch

Viraj Kafle vkafle at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 00:25:03 EST 2008


I just came across an interesting article on TZP in today's Sunday
Magazine supplement of The Hindu. Though the entire article may not be
quite relevant for the discussion in this thread, the portions where
Deepa Bhatia and Amol Gupt talk about how the story was thought of and
from where it got inspirations are worth reading:

http://www.thehindu.com/mag/2008/02/03/stories/2008020350030200.htm

On 1/23/08, Shadab Husain <shadabhsn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sir, this is the nub of the affairs. The insensitivity and ignorance
> of teachers for special children is really unforgivable.
>
> I studied at La Martiniere College Lucknow. When I was in 7th I was
> told to get out of the college. I was losing sight, and it was
> becoming apparent to the principle. The principle Elton Disuza,
> couldn't bear a blind child ruining the esteem of the school. He told
> my mother that I can only take exams in the school but to attend
> classes I was not allowed.
>
> Talking that how the key members of the college coped with my
> blindness is pointless when they were determined to chuck me off
> outright.
>
> When a child goes to a school he feels that he has a deep emotional
> touch with the teachers, friends and atmosphere of it.
>
> Yes, I was becoming blind, but was it not inhuman for the college
> administration to throw me out due to it?
>
> I love many teachers of that school. My mam - Mrs Ireland who taught
> me in nursery was the first person to sense my eye problem. I used to
> bend a lot while writing and reading and this caught her eye. She
> called up my mother and told her to take me to an ophthalmologist.
>
> The principle, who still gives sermons of humanity deserves immense
> shame for the inhuman behavior he did with a son of the college for
> whom the world was already on the cusp of a strange change. I am
> convinced that there are plenty of such crackpots existing in our
> society, and, I am really looking forward to hearing a documentary
> criticizing them.
>
> I didn't hear the movie, but it was realistic and this is enough.
> Shall we go to the backwoods to find a person who, without being
> defective understands our grievances?
>
> Had not the movie portrayed that the teacher too was dyslexic it would
> have sent out a relatively wrong message. We should deeply appreciate
> such brainchild themes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Shadab Husain
>
>
> On 1/20/08, Harish Kotian <harish at accessindia.org.in> wrote:
> > Hi Geetha
> >
> > I do appreciate your observation. A person can empathise with a problem if
> > he is aware of the problem in the first place. Awareness of dyslexic
> > condition is almost0% in our population.
> >
> > This movie has done a great job in spreading awareness of this condition.
> I
> > have not watched this movie as yet and can't say much how the subject  has
> > been treated in the film.
> >
> > It brings out an interesting point, how demanding is the job of a teacher
> > and the wide range of topics a teacher should be aware apart of ones
> > subject. Awareness of different forms of disability should be an important
> > component in teacher training.
> >
> > Until the last pay commission the remuneration for teachers was pathetic
> and
> > even now it is not a sought for job.
> >
> > Harish
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Geetha Shamanna" <geetha at millernorbert.de>
> > To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> > Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 8:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: [AI] T ZP: an interesting moovy to watch
> >
> >
> > >I agree. The movie is very realistic. The only glitch I found in the
> movie
> > > was that the teacher who identifies the child's problem, educates his
> > > parents about it and provides support to the child, admits toward the
> end
> > > of
> > > the movie that he too was a dyslexic  as a child.  This could cause
> people
> > > to wrongly assume that only the disabled understand the plight of other
> > > disabled members. This is not true.
> > >
> > > Geetha
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Payal" <payal.theresidence at gmail.com>
> > > To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> > > Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:20 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [AI] T ZP: an interesting moovy to watch
> > >
> > >
> > >>I have seen the movie as well and the condition is very real. The
> > >>portrayal
> > >> of confusion and denial of the parents is very real. I know because I
> > >> have
> > >> accompanied parents of such a child for an evaluation to the n I m h
> and
> > >> it
> > >> is very confusing because most of the people think it has something to
> do
> > >> with brain damage when it definitely does not. It was an excellent
> movie
> > >> and
> > >> quite close to the actual state.
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> > >> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Syed Imran
> > >> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 07:50
> > >> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> > >> Subject: [AI] T ZP: an interesting moovy to watch
> > >>
> > >> Hi folks
> > >>
> > >> What do you think about Tare Zamin par (TZP)?
> > >> I had been to this moovy yesterday, and found it very encouraging. But
> I
> > >> just would like to know if there's really something called dyslexia
> > >> (spelling might be wrong, please excuse). I would like to know from
> those
> > >> who have watched this moovy, whether it is merely exaduration, or it
> > >> practically does exist in the society.
> > >>
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> > >> Syed Imran
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