DAM 999

  • SC declines to suspend ban on film 'DAM 999' in Tamil Nadu January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday declined the petition by Sohan Roy the producer and director of film 'DAM 999' challenging a ban on the screening of the film in Tamil Nadu. Even as the court was told that the constitutional rights of the petitioner producerdirector could not be...
  • 'DAM 999' director unfazed about missing Oscars January 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Marine engineer turned film director Sohan Roy, whose 'DAM 999' failed to secure a nomination for the 84th Academy Awards, is unfazed about missing out and is already planning his next project. Speaking to IANS over the telephone from Dubai, Roy was graceful in defeat, saying his film's journey so...
  • 'DAM 999' out of the Oscar race January 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: India's only hope at the Oscars this year, filmmaker Sohan Roy's "DAM 999" on Tuesday failed to secure a place in the final nomination list of the 84th Academy Awards. The movie stood a chance to feature in the best picture, best original song and best original score...
  • 'DAM999' director hopeful about the Oscars January 24, 2012

    Kochi: With the final Oscar nominations just a day away from being announced in Los Angeles, marine engineerturnedfilmmaker Sohan Roy, whose project 'DAM 999' stands a chance to feature in the list, has his fingers crossed Monday. The filmmaker hopes for the best, and believes destiny depends on Karma. "We have done...
  • 'Dam 999' issue: SC notice to Tamil Nadu January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu Government on a petition filed by Sohan Roy, producer of the movie 'Dam 999', seeking lifting of ban on the film in the state. The apex court directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file its reply...
  • 'Dam 999' comments have been twisted: Rahman December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Double Oscarwinning musician A R Rahman today said that his comments, lauding the music director of controversial film 'Dam 999' for being included in the longlist of the Academy awards, was being "twisted out of context". At a recent film function in Agra, Rahman had lauded the composer of the...
  • Now 'DAM 999' in Original Score Oscar race December 24, 2011

    Los Angeles: Indian film 'DAM 999' seems to be on a roll. After the film and three of its songs were shortlisted for a possible nomination for the 84th Academy Awards, Sohan Roy's film now also has a chance to get an Oscar nomination in the Original Score category. The list...
  • Rahman hopes 'DAM 999' brings back Oscar December 22, 2011

    Agra: Oscarwinning Indian composer AR Rahman hopes Sohan Roy's 'DAM 999', which stands to win nominations in the Best Film and Best Original Song categories at the 84th Academy Awards, will bring laurels to the nation just as he did for his work in Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire'. "It's very exciting...
  • Mahek Chahal to be back in 'Bigg Boss 5'? December 21, 2011

    Mumbai: Mahek Chahal, will apparently be back into the reality show she was ousted from thanks to a wild card entry. Though Shonali Nagrani and Laxmi have also been roped in as possible wild card entrants, Mahek is the frontrunner. A little birdie informs that all that buzz about her...
  • 'DAM 999' songs in Oscar race December 20, 2011

    Los Angeles: Three songs from Indian film 'DAM 999' are among 39 shortlisted numbers in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards. The list was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its official website. 'Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu', 'DAM999 Theme Song'...
  • DAM 999 director seeks police protection December 10, 2011

    Kochi: Director of controversial film 'Dam 999' Sohan Roy on Saturday sought police protection from the Tamil Nadu government to attend a hearing on December 12 in Chennai in connection with the ban on his film in that state. Challenging the ban, Roy has filed a petition in the Supreme Court,...
  • IMDb rates 'DAM999' among top films December 7, 2011

    Kochi: Multilingual movie 'DAM999', the tale of a dam built during colonial rule cracking, has got a good rating from IMDB, the award winning movie website. The $10million film directed by Sohan Roy has received huge popularity on IMDb and is rated among the 5,000 best movies of the week worldwide...
  • 'DAM 999' director's next based on sea pirates December 3, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sohan Roy, director of controversial multilingual film DAM 999 that released throughout India but not in Tamil Nadu, is happy because the heat generated has given his venture a fillip. "The film has been released across the country, except in Tamil Nadu where it has been banned. The initial response...
  • 'Dam 999' director moves SC against ban December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The director of the film 'Dam 999', which has been banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a proKerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row, Wednesday said he had filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the move. The film has been made with a 'global view' as...
  • Mullaperiyar: tremors, film keep dam in focus November 28, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: A series of tremors since June and an explosive movie have again focussed attention on a dam in Kerala the state doesn't want but is critical for neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads over the Mullaperiyar dam, built under a 1886 pact between the...
  • Controversy helped 'DAM 999': Director November 26, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sohan Roy, director of controversial multilingual film DAM 999 that released throughout India but not in Tamil Nadu, is happy because the heat generated has given his venture a fillip. "The film has been released across the country, except in Tamil Nadu where it has been banned. The initial...
  • Controversy helped 'DAM 999': Director November 26, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sohan Roy, director of controversial multilingual film DAM 999 that released throughout India but not in Tamil Nadu, is happy because the heat generated has given his venture a fillip. "The film has been released across the country, except in Tamil Nadu where it has been banned. The initial response...
  • Review: 'Dam999' excellent story, pathetic acting November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Only once in a while, in movies that are being made these days, one can chance upon a story that has immense potential and depth. But then comes the tragic twist the god awful histrionics washes it all away. Dam999 is one such phenomenon. After the rather...
  • A flood of new films in Malayalam November 25, 2011

    Kochi: Ending the drought that had gripped the Malayalam movie industry for the past 50 days, new movies will hit screens from Friday. Interestingly, the Malayalam filmdom gets a breather on a day when the movie 'Dam 999' is banned in Tamil Nadu. Other Malayalam movies released on Friday are Kamal's...
  • Friday Release: A controversial 'DAM999' November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The ban on the film 'DAM999' by the Tamil Nadu government has brought the issue of Mullaperiyar dam to the forefront. The order banning the film describes the film as something which can disturb the law and order situation. Main opposition party of the state DMK had also...
  • Tamil Nadu govt bans screening of 'Dam 999' November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has banned the screening of the movie 'Dam 999' with immediate effect. The movie is based on the controversy surrounding the Mullaperiyar dam. Writer and Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor opposed the ban and said, "I have not seen the film but a dam cannot be a...
  • Kerala creating panic with dam issue: Jaya November 24, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the row over the Mullaperiyar dam intensified, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention asking him to advise Kerala government not to whip up fear among its people for political mileage. On Wednesday, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said a new dam...
  • TN cinema halls won't screen 'Dam 999' November 23, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Theatre owners in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said they will not screen 'Dam 999'. They claim they do not want to scare people. The movie, based on row between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over 116yearold Mullaperiyar dam, is about what happens when the dam collapses. The movie is slated...
  • MDMK, PMK demand ban on 'Dam 999' November 22, 2011

    Chennai: Two political parties in Tamil Nadu MDMK and PMK today demanded a ban on the release of Hollywood film 'Dam 999' in the country, saying it depicts the scenario of the collapse of centuryold Mullaiperiyar Dam over which the state is locked in a row with Kerala. MDMK leader Vaiko,...
  • 3D 'DAM999' is based on a real life story October 31, 2011

    New Delhi: UAEbased BizTV Network's forthcoming movie, 'DAM 999' is slated for a nationwide 3D release in India on November 25th, 2011. Directed by Sohan Roy, this is the first international movie by mariners. Shot in a single starttoend schedule 'DAM 999' is based on real life incidents bringing to...