Film 'Dhoosar' served its purpose: Palekar

May 25, 2012, 14:24 IST | PTI

Film maker Amol Palekar says Marathi film 'Dhoosar' (blurred), about people suffering from Alzheimers disease, succeeded in creating an awareness in the community about the disease

"As a filmmaker, we are happy that the film is received very well by the audience, especially, in Maharasthra and also generated an awareness about the dreadful nature of the disease," Paleker said.

Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar

'Dhoosar' is about the changing hues of a mother-daughter relationship as dementia affects the elder one. Palekar said, "As per a study there are 3.7 million people affected by the disease in the country and among them 2.5 million were women. Kerala has highest number of dementia cases followed by Rajashthan, Himachal Pradesh Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu."

"We tend to ignore problems until one gets hit by it. None of us know whether some day we will also be affected by this dreadful disease," he added.  

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