Sohan Roy's DAM 999 Receives Great Response at Marché du film, Cannes Film Festival

By Nisha Joseph

[still from DAM 999]
A still from DAM 999 3D directed by Indian film-maker Sohan Roy

Cannes, France, May 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Marché du film, the business wing of Cannes Film Festival saw audience rushing to buy good movies. According to the reports, DAM999 was one among the most popular movies, appreciated by the mass.

The movie has swept the minds of the viewers and had gained the best response than any movie at the film market with 110% occupancy on the opening day.

The audience reaction was great. "Sohan Roy's vision and strong storytelling skills kept me engrossed in the movie from start to finish. I understand this film will be released in 3D and I can't wait to see it again on the big screen while wearing my 3D glasses!  This film is a joy and pleasure and a wonderful theatrical experience and I urge you to go see it when it's released to the cinemas", said Sean McConville, Writer-Producer-Director.

"Just want to first congratulate the makers on this beautiful film.  An effort worth praising! In one sentence – the movie left a lasting impression on my mind from the impact of emotions that made me part of the film as I watched it.  Kudos to Sohan Roy and his team for delivering such a tough subject in less than two hours, successfully", said  Ashok Pandey, Chairman & CEO, Revel Films Pvt Ltd.

Derek Elley of Film Business Asia said, "Once the rain starts falling and the dam starts cracking, the movie picks up the pace and is solid enough entertainment, with good special effects and model work/CGI".

The next screener of DAM999 is scheduled to be on 16th May, 2pm at Riviera 3. The Director Sohan Roy has assured the movie would be released in 3D worldwide very soon.

Dam999 is a tribute to the lost souls of the world's worst man made dam disasters which claimed a toll of lives. Around 250,000 people died in 1975 Banqiao dam disaster in China. The collapse of this dam did not make it to the world for over 15 years. It was worse than what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Dam999 spreads the message about the consequences of an unfortunate disaster which is predicted in the near future. Dam999, a fact worth waiting for.

DAM999: Trailer

DAM 999
Director: Sohan Roy
Writer: Sohan Roy, Rob Tobin
Cast: Joshua Fredric Smith (interview), Vinay, Megha Burman (interview), Linda Arsenio, Vimala Raman, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapoor, Jaala Pickering, Jineet Rath, Harry Key 

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