This deaf educator is taking ‘Aadujeevitham’ songs to hearing impaired through a unique initiative

The highly-anticipated movie is releasing in theatres on March 28. Photo | Special arrangement

Hearing impaired movie fans now will be able to enjoy the songs in filmmaker Blessy’s landmark film ‘Aadujeevitham,’ thanks to a unique initiative by deaf educator and journalist Silvy Maxi Mena.

Silvy created the sign language version of two songs in the movie composed by music maestro A R Rahman– ‘Istigfar...’ and ‘Periyone Rahmane…’ - which she hopes would enable hearing impaired people to experience art and literature.

“Studies have shown that there are around 6.3 crore people having hearing disabilities in India. We are attempting to take the songs in ‘Aadujeevitham’ – which are intensely moving – to such individuals too,” said Silvy.

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated movie is releasing in theatres on March 28. With Prithviraj and Amala Paul in the lead, the film is based on an eponymous Malayalam novel by Benyamin. The film is being released in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages.

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