Academy Honour: 'DAM999' In Oscar Library
By MovieTalkies.com, 03 November 2011
It's a damn good project. Or more appropriately, a dam good venture… DAM999,' that is.
DAM999 – the forthcoming movie from BizTV Network, directed by Sohan Roy is this year's officially selected movie screenplay to be placed in the racks of the 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, filmmakers, writers, actors and others from the field of cinema for the purpose of research.
Though Indian films like Chak De India Devdas and Lagaan are already a part of this prestigious library collections, DAM999 is the first movie to enter the Library even before its theatrical release anywhere around the globe.
DAM999 is 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 on the hazards posed by dams 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 Kapoor, Joshua Fredric Smith, Linda Arsenio, Gary Richardson, Jaala Pickering, Aashish Vidyarthi, Vinay Rai, Vimala Raman, Megha Burman and Jineet Rath.