DAM999 Release in India on 25th November 2011

July 27th, 2011

BizTV Network has declared the release date of its much awaited 3D movie ‘DAM999’ as 4th of November 2011 in India. The 2D trailer was initially screened at all cinemas in India along with Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows 2, Director Sohan Roy has also mentioned about the trailer being screened with upcoming 3D movies of 2011 including Final Destination 5. All the three movies are distributed by Warner Bros. India and have targeted maximum screens for the Indian audience.

DAM999 would be released in both 2D and 3D to choose from with regard to the Indian theaters lacking 3D projection screens.

The curtain raiser to DAM999 released by BizTV Network couple of months back opened the fear of millions of people around the world, adorning the title with numerous international awards at Film festivals. Supporting this documentary the extended trailer of DAM999 was also released with quick views of the aftermath of the dam disaster from the movie.

DAM999 at Dubai International Film Festival 2010 (DIFF 2010)

December 22nd, 2010

Dubai International Film Festival 2010 (DIFF 2010), hosts the press conference for the first 3D movie from middle east – DAM999

Dubai International Film Festival has turned to be one among the most popular film festivals with Numerous premiers showcasing a variety of International and Arab films. This year DIFF 2010 screened 157 films from 57 countries. It is the first film festival in Middle East to introduce a Film Mart.

Makers of the 3D movie, DAM999 also attended Dubai Film Festival 2010 after gaining great publicity at American Film Market 2010. BizTV Network, the production house of DAM 999 also conducted a press conference unleashing the concepts of the movie to its delegates and media.

DAM999 at American Film Market (AFM 2010)

December 6th, 2010

DAM999, the most popular movie at “AFM 2010″ – ALL Lights Film Magazine.

“AFM” 2010 A.K.A “American Film Market” founded in 1981, is the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. American Film Market offers its participants to view more than 800 screenings of approximately 400 films where the titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios in the U.S., to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals.

At American Film Market 2010 movies such as 1912, DAM999 and couple of more stole the limelight . DAM999 the Directional Debut of Sohan Roy was ‘one of a kind’ movie at the exhibition, being credited as the most brilliant re-creation of a gigantic Dam disaster.

Shiptek 2010 in Middle East

April 21st, 2010

Aries group of companies proudly presents the 4th International Marine BizTV Awards, an prestigious Award function in Dubai called Shiptek 2010, on 19th April at hotel Crowne Plaza. With this event also also took place the appearance of the cast and crew of DAM 999 in the Middle East. The press release of DAM 999 held on the same day was a major attraction to the audience.




Press Meet of DAM 999


April 21st, 2010

In the chilling weather of Ooty, though the shoot of DAM999 followed its busy schedule, the Birthday of Mr Sohan Roy was not let to slide through without a celebration by the DAM 999 team.



DAM999 Press Meet

March 30th, 2010

DAM999 Pooja Ceremony

February 17th, 2010

DAM999 Pooja Ceremony held on 15 February 2010, at Anchumana temple, Edappally, Cochin

DAM 999 Cast and Crew Launch

January 23rd, 2010

The exclusive Cast and Crew Launch of DAM 999, a Sohan Roy film and the first ever Hollywood Movie venture from the mariners was held on 10th Jan 2010 at Gold Souk Grande, Cochin, Kerala, India.

The Crew of DAM 999 includes Eric Sherman ( Project Consultant), Rob Tobin ( Script Doctor), Uzma Kang ( Casting Director/Associate Profucer), Ajayan Vincent ( Director of Photography), Ouseppachan ( Music Director), K.S Chitra (Singer), P.Jayachandran (Singer), Padamasree Thotta Tharani ( Production Designer), Sreekar Prasad ( Editor), Shajith Koyeri ( Sound Designer), Pattanam Rasheed ( Make Up), S.B Satheesh (Costume Designer).

While the DAM999 Cast enlists to be Rajath Kapoor, Padmasree Thilakan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Joshua Fredric Smith, Jaala Pickering, Aryan, Tulip Joshi, Linda Arsenio, Vinay Rai, Vimal Raman and Barry John

Navarasa – Fashion Show 2010 in Kochi, Kerala by Rehane, India

January 23rd, 2010

Fashion Show Navarasa in Gold Souk Mall, Kochi, Kerala, India. More details in http://www.thenavarasa.com

Can colors speak? Fashion Show Navarasa adopts Nine Colors of Emotions from the Hollywood movie DAM999.

Navarasa the fashion show to be held on 10 January 2010 in Gold Souk Mall, Kochi, Kerala is a prelude to the concept of the film-in-making DAM 999 that portrays the lives of nine individuals. It was announced by Rehane Yavar Dhala, an ace fashion designer in South India, known for her diffusion line in Wills Life Style Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week.

The Navarasa fashion show in Cochin reveals all the nine colours to be used in the movie as an embodiment of various emotions. The Director is to present the story in a way which will explain the concept of Navarasa through these characters.

Navarasa, basically an Indian concept has traveled sans geographic boundaries since ages. It is simply the Indian version of various moods, emotions & their colours that better explain the Indian art and culture forms. Nine emotions, nine moods & nine colours are explored in the most contemporary style with a dash of Indian mystique.

Thekkady Boat Tragedy

October 15th, 2009

Mr. Sohan Roy S.K unveils his technical perspective on the Thekkady Boat Tragedy

The major findings are

Fiber glass not the culprit

1. After 34years of struggle, IRS is about to get the permanent IACS status as its last and 11th member. The most awaited IACS permanent membership of IRS would be badly affected if we try to put the blame on them without understanding the real facts. The baseless allegations regarding the tragedy might lead IRS loose its face affecting the entire Indian Shipping Industry.

2. The Boat Inspector misunderstood the stability certificate from IRS. Due to his ignorance he took the basic hull certification as the final one for the completed vessel. It’s unfair to blame him fully because the person authorized for inspection should be given training or must have proper qualification.

3. As per the available information, builder never approached IRS after construction to get the proper stability certification.

4. IRS is formally following IMO requirements. As per IMO criteria, an inclining experiment is not mandatory for less than 24m.vessel. However, the builder could have followed the ISO criteria.

5. With our professional experience, we strongly believe that the hull used was not capable of being used as a double decker in the present condition. We believe that the mould should not be used for future construction of similar boats without having proper stability study.

6. Contradicting the forensic report, we cannot blame the fiber glass being used as the root cause. Fiber glass is a widely used apparatus in boat and yacht manufacturing world wide.

Baseless rules to be scraped

1. After the Kumarakam boat tragedy, we designed and constructed SAFEBOTEL in 2006. The government has introduced new regulations on houseboats immediately after our official presentation about it during the Cochin Boat Show.

Technical Ignorance is the root cause

1. We cannot blame the government for giving the job to the Chennai Company because of the cheapest rates they had quoted.

2. Ignorance from top to bottom is the root cause for this tragedy and we need to take proper corrective actions accordingly. Any new rule implementation by importing national/international rules without understanding the pulse of traditional boats of Kerala may bring more complications.

As a social commitment Aries Marine, the largest ship design consultancy firm in the Middle East is willing to provide a free stability study of the present vessel and is happy to assist the government to draft a proper inspection rule book for inland crafts without any loop holes in Kerala.