- the forthcoming movie from BizTV Network and directed by Sohan Roy, is this year's officially selected movie screenplay to be placed in the racks of Academy's Library.
The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added the screenplay of DAM999 as part of its Permanent Core Collection, which is accessible to students, film makers, writers, actors and others from the field of cinema, for the purpose of research. Though many movie screenplays from India have already marked their presence in the Academy's Library including movies like LAGAAN, DAM999 is the first movie to enter the Library even before its theatrical release anywhere around the globe.
DAM999 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.
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.
This multi starrer international venture has an ensemble cast starring Rajit Kapur, Joshua Fredric Smith, Linda Arsenio, Gary Richardson, Jaala Pickering, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vinay Rai, Vimala Raman, Megha Burman 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 DAM999. The crew that has worked behind the making of this movie include 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).
DAM999 is presented by BizTV Network and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in India will open nationwide on November 25th, 2011.