UAE-based BizTV Network’s forthcoming movie, DAM 999 is slated for a nationwide 3D release in India on November 25th, 2011. This is the first international movie by mariners, directed by Sohan Roy, who is primarily a mariner and produced by BizTV network.
Shot in a single start-to-end schedule DAM 999 has sixteen National and International award winning cast and crew working behind and in the scenes of the movie. It is based on real life incidents bringing to life the memories of 1975 Banqiao Dam disaster in China which claimed the lives of an estimated 250,000 people.
It is a movie with a social cause which describes the hazards dams can cause and creates awareness among the masses about the impending dangers of a dam collapse, if not attended on time.
The director, Sohan Roy says, “It was my deep rooted passion to make a movie on the Hollywood canvas, with a ‘Made in India’ stamp on it while bidding for the Oscars. The movie maintains a very positive note throughout, in the portrayal of Indian culture and values. In my voyage towards this destination, I was joined in by a group of talented people, including 16 National and International award winners, who sailed across this sea, overcoming all the hurdles and making it to the shore of our dream – DAM 999.”
DAM 999 is all about a corrupt mayor who builds a new dam for political gains and personal glory endangering millions of innocent lives, a mariner desperate to save his sister from evil, two not-so-young lovers challenging destiny in a bid to unite, a woman on a mission to win her family back, a little boy battling a deadly disease, a devoted wife wants to be with her husband even in death, and the astrologer who has foreseen their ominous fate – Nine lives entwined by the impending disaster. Take the journey of a lifetime – Nine characters, Nine moods and a crumbling dam of emotions.
A movie with global ambitions, DAM 999 boasts of an ensemble cast staring Rajit Kapur, Joshua Fredric Smith, Linda Arsenio, Jaala Pickering, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vinay Rai, Vimala Raman, Megha Burman, Gary Richardson and Jineet Rath.
The movie will be released in three regional languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu along with English. The other credits of the movie include international experts Eric Sherman as Project Consultant, Rob Tobin as the Script Doctor and Uzma Xina Kang as the Casting Director of ‘DAM 999’. The crew that has worked behind the making of this movie includes eminent professionals like Ajayan Vincent, Suresh Pai, Padmashri Dr. Thota Tharrani, V. Srinivas Mohan, Ousephachan, Amala Popuri, Shajith Koyeri, Pattanam Rasheed, and S. B. Satheesh. Visual Effects, the main highlight of the climax sequence, have been done at Prasad EFX (Chennai) and EYEQUBE Studios (Mumbai).
Presented by BizTV Network, DAM 999 will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures all India on 25th November, 2011.
In English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu/ 3D & 2D versions.