‘Dam 999′ director moves Supreme Court against ban

November 30th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The director of the film “Dam 999″, which has been banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row, Wednesday said he had filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the move.

The film has been made with a “global view” as dams have collapsed in Brazil, China and other countries and the ban by the Tamil Nadu government was unjustified, director Sohan Roy told a press conference.

The film deals with the miseries of people following the collapse of a dam. But its critics say it tries to portray the dispute over the century-old Mullaperiyar Dam, which is situated in Kerala and supplies water to Tamil Nadu.

Panic spread among the residents in four districts of Kerala recently following some earthquakes.

Kerala has demanded the construction of a new dam, but Tamil Nadu says the old dam is safe.

Tamil Nadu banned the film saying that the film’s Tamil version can ignite passions and cause a law and order situation in the state.

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