Dam 999 Screens in Houston

















HOUSTON: ‘DAM999’ is an international movie produced by UAE based BizTV Networks with the support of NRIPA(NRI Film Producers Association).

Recently there were two screenings held in Houston. The first was a Tamil screening on 14 June at the AMC First Colony, Sugar land.  It was the first ever screening of the tamil version of the movie, anywhere in the world, due to the ban issued by the Tamil Nadu government on the movie. The second screening was held in English on 16 June at the Studio Movie Grill City Center.

The direction and script is credited to the upcoming director Sohan Roy, who is primarily an established mariner with a Guinness Book record to his credit.

‘DAM999’ 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.

‘DAM999’ screenplay which has found its way into the Permanent Core Collection of The Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library is the first movie to enter the Library even before its theatrical release anywhere around the globe.

DAM 999 was also shortlisted for 5 awards for the 2012 Academy awards in 3 categories. 3 songs for the best original score category and also for the best film and for the best back ground score.

The director and script writer of this first 3D International movie from India was also acknowledged for the fabulous recognition ‘DAM999’ received before its theatrical release.


Sohan Roy added, “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 – DAM999.”

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.

‘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.


This multi starrer international venture has an ensemble cast starring Rajit Kapur, Joshua Fredric Smith, Linda Arsenio, Jaala Pickering, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vinay Rai, Vimala Raman, Megha Burman, Jineet Rath and Gary Richardson.

The movie will be released in four regional languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam 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.