November 25th, 2011



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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.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.6/10 (562 voted)

Director: Sohan Roy

Stars: Joshua Fredric Smith, Megha Burman, Linda Arsenio

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.

Writers: Rob Tobin, Sohan Roy

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

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


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 25 November 2011

Filming Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

DAM999 Oscar selections - 'Best Picture', 'Original Score' and 3 soundtracks 'Dakkanaga',''Mujhe Chodke', and the 'DAM999 theme song'.

User Review

DAM 999....Damn boring...

Rating: 3/10

Prologue: Watched this movie from 'Sridar'(theatre) in 3d today. As it was a movie by a keralite, & we are having a similar problem here in kerala , (Mullaperiyar Dam) the urge to watch the movie was very high. Read in newspapers that the script made to the Oscar library. So altogether, the expectations about this movie was high.

Story: Its all about the figure 999 which has got importance all along.Two mariners coming home. Both having their own personal problems.The director tried to connect the dam to the characters in the movie. Their emotions holding back like a Dam & finally dam breaks at the same time the emotions are also opened. I could understand the story of 'Inception' in one watch. But this was complicated. It fails to connect with the viewers.

Cast: Casting was like 'hmm.ok'. Thats it. Everybody did their part. But apart from the main actors, all others lacked professionalism. It was like they were made to act.You could feel, you are watching a movie.You couldn't live in it.

Music: There is no notable music to show up off in this movie. Background score was poor. Actually we have seen lot of movies, though being average, getting uplifted by the background score. The songs were not impressive.

Camera: Cinematography was good. But you don't notice it, since the movie is boring.

My Verdict: This movie is boring. Will make you feel like a loser. It fails to communicate with the viewers. Not at all recommended. Im gonna watch a good movie from my library & save my day. phew... 3/10.


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