I just happened to watch Dhoom3.
I have always admired Amir Khan’s acting and I eagerly wait for his new releases. The double role had two characters: One confident and the other a stammerer.
The stammerer is being shielded from external world and it has been portrayed that he is under-confident, he cannot take his own decisions, he needs medications.
While this movie does not portray a pws negatively, it portrays a pws as mentally weak, under-confident and one who needs medication.
I think it would create a negative picture of a pws in people’s mind and add to discriminatory mindset against pws.
We know stammering is a problem of social representation of self.
a) The IQ of a PWS is as good as any other person
b) A PWS is as intelligent as any other person.
c) A PWS does not take medication for stammering
d) A PWS is not under-confident and s/he can take care of her/him self.
e) A PWS can do a task at hand in the best possible way as anyone can do it.
So I think the film-makers should do thorough research before portraying a character.This movie may add to the biased views of general people towards a stutterer.
Your views on this issue are welcome
- Harish Usgaonker, , Uncategorized, 3
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