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After many years two mariners return to homeland with the hope of a new beginning, little did they know about a disaster that would change their destiny.

Director:

Sohan Roy

Writers:

Sohan Roy, Rob Tobin (contributing writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vinay Rai ... (as Vinay)
Joshua Fredric Smith ... Captain Frederick Brown
Megha Burman ... Raziya
Linda Arsenio Linda Arsenio ... Sandra
Rajit Kapoor ... Shankaran
Vimala Raman ... Meera
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Mayor Durai
Jaala Pickering ... Maria
Jineet Rath Jineet Rath ... Samuel
Harry Key Harry Key ... Mark
Michael Pradeep Michael Pradeep ... Dam Engineer (as Michael Eshwar)
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson ... John Brown
Antony Thekkek ... The Architect
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Alok Misra Alok Misra ... Ship inspector
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Storyline

The story revolves around the central edifice in this movie, a 100 year old Dam built by British during their colonial days in India . Like a Dam, each character in this movie, holds back their emotions for various reasons, eventually the DAM breaks along with that of its characters drawing the audience to gripping climax. The numerical 999 has got great importance in British Colonial Indian historical pages. The story reveals the concealed truth of India's age old myths and science. Written by Sohan Roy

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A tribute to the 1975 Banqiao Dam disaster in china that claimed 250,000 innocent lives


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English | Hindi | Malayalam

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dam See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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BizTV Network See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (Kodacolor)
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Shot on 'Front Sabang', the largest oil vessel ever used for filming. See more »

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Not a disaster film, not a thriller and just not very good
10 October 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Made in 2011 this Indian made film was widely hyped as being a 3 D disaster movie par excellence. It is all about a couple separated from loving each other due to having an inauspicious horoscope – I kid you not; if they snog the World falls off its axis type thing. This is against a background of a colonial throw backs' son who is actually played by an American. A one hundred year old colonial era dam is about to be replaced by a much larger Indian one. Only the usual money grubbing and political shenanigans has meant that corners have been cut.

The characters run around being in and out of love with each other whilst we all wait for the monsoon rains to deliver the much promised for 'money shot' and that is the dam falling over. It is not a plot spoiler by the way as this is the films' whole raison d'être. We have sub plots to do with alternative medicine and spirituality – which I felt would have made a better film.

The acting is not just wooden it is veneered in places, bad casting has added to this, there are also a number of frames where the 'actor' deliberately delivers their lines direct to camera. This may have been for the 3 D version but it is just stilted as is the ever too bright lighting that makes this look like it was all filmed during a super nova (which would have been the only real star in this entire production).

The special effects are quite passé at best and at one time you want to shout 'it's a model', I mean this was bigged up for it great CGI etc and what we get is paltry and only for a few minutes of screen time. So not really a disaster film, disastrous some may say but not up there with any of the classics. I don't know why this won any awards, let alone so many including Best English language Film at Sangli Film Festival (possibly the only other entry was 'Debbie does Dallas - 3'?). I also don't know how I got to the end, I did fast forward a few times but this was the most unedifying film I have seen for a considerable while and would avoid everything by Director Sohan Roy from now on. The 10 out of 10 'reviews' for this on IMDb also seem to be from people associated with the film, but overall, as of today, it gets 3.7. I would give this a 3, so 2 stars is being generous. Only watch this if you are Sohan Roy as a form of punishment or you were in it – ostensibly for the same reason.


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