TN govt formally bans 'DAM 999'

TN govt formally bans 'DAM 999'

TN govt formally bans 'DAM 999'

According to most political parties in Tamil Nadu led by MDMK chief Vaiko, the film which is slated for release on November 25,  alludes to the Mullaperiyar Dam, a bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, being structurally unsafe and subtly backs the Kerala government’s case for demolishing it and building a new dam.

In a terse one-line statement, state chief secretary Debendranath Sarangi said: “The Tamil Nadu government has banned the screening of the movie ‘DAM 999’, with immediate effect.” This implies the film’s main print in English also cannot be screened in the state.

However, Ouse Appachchan, music director of the film ‘DAM 999’ told Deccan Herald that the movie, written and directed by the Dubai-based Malayalee marine engineer-businessman, Shoan Roy, had nothing to do with the Mullaperiyar controversy at all.

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