Kochi: Multilingual movie ‘DAM999’, the tale of a dam built during colonial rule cracking, has got a good rating from IMDB, the award winning movie website.
The $10-million film directed by Sohan Roy has received huge popularity on IMDb and is rated among the 5,000 best movies of the week worldwide at 737th, a press statement said.
At present, according to the IMDb ratings, Roy is the most popular Malayalam director of the week.
"DAMM999" was released end of last month in 550 theatres across the country and got a huge boost on account of the ongoing dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the leaking Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala.
Tamil Nadu banned the film,saying it portrays the collapse of the dam and this had hurt the sentiments of the Tamil community.
Also, there were allegations that the movie was funded by the Kerala government for political reasons.
Roy has now approached the apex court against the banning of his film by the Tamil Nadu government.
The film revolves around nine characters and their emotions which revolve around the central edifice of a dam.
Produced by Dubai-based BizTV Network, the movie with a social cause highlights hazards a dam can cause. It creates awareness about the impending dangers of a dam collapse, if not attended on time.
The unique subject motivated the audience to watch the movie and it was housefull in Kerala for a week.