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Karunanidhi opposes the release of Dam 999

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DMK President M Karunanidhi today protested against the release of DAM 999, a Hollywood film depicting the dangers posed by the collapse of an old dam, saying it had been made based on the Mullaperiyar dam over which Tamil Nadu and Kerala are locked in a dispute.

M Karunanidhi is of the opinion that if the film Dam 999 is allowed to release, it would strain the cordial ties between the people of the two states and pose law and order problems. Speaking to PTI, Karunanidhi said, “Considering this, it becomes imperative that the release of the film should be avoided in the state." Dam 999 is set for worldwide release on November 25.

MDMK leader Vaiko and PMK founder S Ramadoss sought a ban on the Sohan Roy directed movie said that his partymen would stage a "peaceful protest" against the release of the film on Friday. Ten MDMK activists were arrested yesterday after they allegedly damaged the film rolls at a preview theatre where a trailer was to be screened.

Directed by Sohan Roy, Dam 999 centres on an ill-constructed dam and how it collapses and ravages the surrounding areas. The film has been dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.

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