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 century-old Mullaiperiyar Dam over which the state is locked in a row with Kerala.
MDMK leader Vaiko, in a statement, said the film, financed by Keralites, starring Indian and Hollywood actors and directed by Sohan Roy has been named 'Dam 999' referring to the legal rights held by Tamil Nadu over the Mullaiperiyar dam for 999 years.
Vaiko said he has appealed to the South Indian Film Chambers, Tamil Film Producers Council and the South Indian Artistes Association not to allow the screening of the film in Tamil Nadu.
If cinema houses in the state screen the film, his party would organise demonstrations against it, he said....more
05:12 PM, Nov 22, 2011