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Ajith P J MD Aries Marine The Youngest Member From The GCC Region Honoured With SNAME Fellowship

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Ajith  P J  MD Aries  Marine  The Youngest Member From The GCC Region Honoured With SNAME Fellowship

Ajith PJ, The Managing Director of Aries Group of Companies, and Founder Chair of Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers – UAE Section has been honoured with the Fellow Status by Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), USA. The honour is even greater as he is also the youngest member from the GCC region to honoured with this status.

An Engineering graduate in Naval Architecture & Ship Building with MBA in Technology Management, Ajith has 20+ years of professional experience in the field of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. Currently, he is enrolled as Research Scholar pursuing PhD in Port & Shipping. He has been working in GCC for the past 19 years, playing a core role in developing Aries Marine as the largest Marine consultancy in the region with more than 1650 Engineers. On this remarkable recognition, Aries Founder Chairman and CEO Mr. Sohan Roy quoted “Aries has always believed in providing world class reliable and efficient services to our clients across the globe. This success of Aries could not have been imaginable without dedicated employees like Ajith. With almost 2 decades of service, he has always been a pillar to support our mission of developing maritime consultancy & survey services to diversified level. He has also been responsible for handling many prestigious new building & refurbishment projects in the maritime and recently been engaged in setting up advanced technologies by remote ship surveys using unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles.”

SNAME Fellowship is only accorded exclusively to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education, or associated management.

About Aries Group
Aries Group of Companies is a 100% service-oriented business consortium that has become one of the trusted brands in the world maritime market in the Engineering & Inspection sector. From investing in Research and Development to delivering innovative technology solutions, Aries has not just created an impressive line-up of creative concepts and products but has touched the lives of millions of people across the globe. With 53 companies, 1800 employees, 16 countries, Aries Group holds firm to its one philosophical mission: To achieve excellence in quality, reliability, safety, training, and operational efficiency. As of today, Aries serves over 5200 clients in the maritime, Oil & gas, media and infrastructure industries, from 77 countries across the globe. Besides being the largest Marine consultancy firm in Middle-East, Aries is also World’s No1: largest ISO 9001:2015 Certified Ballast water engineering consultancy and UT firm for ship hull surveys. Website: www.ariesmar.com


Kerala-Based Aries Group & Allabout Innovations launches revolutionary foolproof protection for Cinema audiences

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Kerala-Based Aries Group & Allabout Innovations launches revolutionary foolproof protection for Cinema audiences

We live in a world where diseases caused by Bacteria and Viruses are found quite often. And COVID 19 is just one among many such viruses which has become a global health concern today. It has profoundly impacting human capital and businesses, including lives, learning, essential well-being, and future productivity. But the sectors which have incurred massive losses during these difficult times are cinema theatres.

The last few years have seen a digital shift of audience to OTT platforms. To ward off this competition and to woo the audience back to their properties, most Cinema owners had made significant all-round investments to enhance the cinema viewing experience.They included significant big-ticket investments in cinema interiors, screens, acoustics, projections, etc.

Cinema exhibition industry remains one of the few industries, yet to get a nod to function, and hence most cinema owners are under tremendous pressure. This is where Kerala-Based Aries Group has partnered with technology fostering firm, Allabout Innovations to launch cinema specific Corona protection system, that can protect us from all kinds of bacteria and viruses.

Dr. Sohan Roy, the Founder, and CEO of Aries Group of Companies, Aries Vismayas Max Studio, and Aries Plex, stated that this innovation will definitely prove to be a cost-effective solution for theatre owners to save their business. With this technology in place, we are sure to bring back the cinema industry right back on track, providing our viewers with a safe environment to enjoy cinema the way they used to.

AI has manufactured, made in India, WOLF brand Ozone generators, as well as Ion thrusters, which will sanitize thoroughly the areas where it operates. While the Ozone generators are meant for enclosures like studios and rooms, the AirMask ion thrusters come as a perfect solution for big cinema halls.

Speaking about the ion thrusters, which is named AirMask, Sujesh Sugunan, CEO of Kochi Based All About Innovations, said, “it can discharge up to 25 million negative ions per cm3, which will bind with the positive ions of COVID 19 and any other harmful viruses present in the air and neutralize it. Wolf Air Mask, when placed in a theatre, will ensure that the air inside the hall is neutralized by killing the harmful bacteria and viruses within fractions of a second. ,”

In India, there are only around 2,400 multiplex screens and approximately 6,700 single-screen theatres for 2,000 odd movies that release every year in our country. This year it was predicted that the Indian cinema industry will grow at a 6% CAGR between 2017 and 2020, reaching USD 1.9bn to USD 2.0 bn. But unfortunately, due to COVID, the theatres have suffered extreme losses, taking the cinema industry to an all-time low. Theatres have now been shut for more than 6 months, making the survival of the owners extremely difficult. Movie releases have been halted, and no proper plan is still in place to restart the functioning of cinema halls again. Shutting down theatres for an extended period will cause damage to the costly equipment installed, leading to further financial losses to the owners. Finding investments during such critical times has also become a cause of concern for many Single screen owners as well.

 

Aries Group shall take up the marketing of this revolutionary product in the cinema industry. Air Mask is specially designed to be placed inside a cinema hall, where a lot of aspects like consideration to lighting, acoustics, and noise have to be taken care of. 1000 nos of the equipment shall be launched in the first phase of its launch in the market. Allabout Innovations is a social design and innovation firm and consists of engineers, doctors, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.

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Aries International Maritime Research Institute (AIMRI) Has Now Obtained Affiliation From National Council For Technology And Training (NACTET)

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Aries International Maritime Research Institute (AIMRI)  Has Now Obtained Affiliation From National Council For Technology And Training (NACTET)

AIMRI (Aries International Maritime Research Institute) has obtained affiliation from National Council for Technology and Training, registered under the Govt.of India. NACTET endeavors to provide industry-relevant education and well-crafted training and skill development programs in different technical areas through its selected affiliates.
AIMRI is a next-generation training institute that imparts high-quality education through a comprehensive, well-knit, and most advanced course structure, to equip the young aspirants with skills to enhance their personality and to realize their ambitions. With its reputed presence in the industry, AIMRI ensures Maximum placement for its trainees across various industries. The institute has a proven track record of molding ten batches of young generation students and placing 100% of them in the industry as highly skilled professionals who are in high demand. AIMRI also qualifies and guides aspirants from the industry to gain access to its Industrial Doctorate Program. The parent company of Aries Marine is Aries Group of Companies, a multinational consortium of 55 companies in 16 countries.

By attaining this affiliation from National Council for Technology and Training, AIMRI will be conducting certified Online/Offline courses in the future under various Industrial categories.


Indywood Billionaires Club To Feature An Interactive Session The Dynamic Personalities From The Movie Industry – Dr Roy CJ And Dr Sohan Roy

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Indywood Billionaires Club To Feature An Interactive Session The Dynamic Personalities From The Movie Industry – Dr Roy CJ And Dr Sohan Roy

Indywood Billionaires Club has initiated a series of an exciting webinar that features some of the most enterprising self-made entrepreneurs who have been contributing their bit to uplift the Indian economy.

The next edition of IBC’s Billionaires Chat Show shall feature the dynamic Dr. Roy CJ, a confident entrepreneur, social worker, producer, and a real estate player. Averting from the profit-oriented business style, he founded the Confident Group, a service-oriented business establishment, to focus on gaining the confidence of his customers and provide them with the best services. This quality has turned him an odd among the vast real estate sector in the country. Fueled by his dedication, hard work, and passion, a particular group has etched its name in many fields of businesses like Infrastructure, Hospitality, Aviation, Entertainment, Education, Health care, etc.

Hosted Dr. Sohan Roy, the Founder President of Indywood Billionaires Club and Founder Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies, the webinar is scheduled on 14th August 2020 at 05:30 PM (UAE) and 07:00 PM (IST). The session will be telecasted live via Zoom and Indywood TV Facebook page (www.facebook.com/IndywoodTV/).

Though this series of webinars, we aim to bring the inspiring stories of famous entrepreneurs, their struggles, and the path which they took to reach where they are today. We hope that such inspiring stories would provide the general public a will to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals by imbibing some of the golden rules which these personalities follow. Dr. Ravi K Mehrotra, Chairman – Foresight Group; Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman – Danube Group; Mr. Paul K Thomas, Founder – ESAF Group were some of the notable Forbes listed entrepreneurs who took part in the webinar series.

To register for the webinar, please visit www.indywoodbillionairesclub.com/webinar.php or contact Akash Satya – akash.indywood@gmail.com.

 

About  Indywood Billionaires Club

Indywood Billionaires Club (www.indywoodbillionairesclub.com) is the first of its kind elite network that comprises of over 200 influential and wealthy stakeholders to make India a leading commercial powerhouse. Launched at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad in the year 2016, the club has now been setting chapters across India and UAE, attracting India’s successful Indian Billionaires and visionaries to its fold, facilitating the nation’s rebuilding process. The consortium aims to achieve the collective dream if strengthening the Indian Rupee and making it equal to One Dollar ($1 = INR 1).


Aries Group Is All Set To Deliver Sanitization Gates To Hinder The Spread Of COVID-19

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Aries Group Is All Set To Deliver Sanitization Gates To Hinder The Spread Of COVID-19

India is in the third stage of COVID-19 spread, and the entire nation is under high alert, taking all cautious measures to curb the spread of the virus. According to the current study, the infection may remain viable for 3-28 days on dry intimate surfaces of a wide range of materials. Hence, disinfecting each individual is the most effective way to keep the spread at bay. UAE based Aries group has come up with an innovative top to the bottom 360-degree sanitizing method, which can disinfect people in 2 seconds and aid a highly effective way to stop the spread in a standard-setting.

There are sanitization gates that come in 5 types suitable for installation in different settings based on the requirement. These include the basic sanitization frame, advanced sanitization frame, sanitization tunnel, sanitization booth basic, and sanitization booth pro. The product ensures killing 99.99% bacteria, 360-degree disinfection in 2 seconds, 24/7 operational system, 99% natural, human safe, cost-effective, high-level safety, secure and low maintenance, 100% non-alcoholic, thermal detection system, UV light sterilization.

The product also offers a 1-year warranty to its buyers. This is a new transformation from the usual way of applying sanitizer only on the hands as the virus can reside on the body as well as clothes.


Legend Experts Join hands with Indywood Fashion Premier League for the 3 Day Globally Certified Online Fashion Workshop

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Legend Experts Join hands with Indywood Fashion Premier League for the 3 Day Globally Certified Online Fashion Workshop

The COVID 19 pandemic has profoundly impacted human capital and businesses, including lives, learning, essential well-being, and future productivity. But it’s up to us how we utilize this hard time and make the best out of it. To support the young fashion aspirants and make them industry-ready, Indywood Fashion Premier League has announced a 3 Day Globally certified Online Fashion Workshop to help individuals get a head start towards their fashion dreams.

From providing grooming tips to expert advice on styling and fashion, this three-day Global Certification workshop will help fashion buffs get closer to the deep-rooted fashion industry and boost their confidence and overall personality. The workshop will be conducted online from the 24th to the 26th of July, starting with 6 comprehensive sections and fan examination. The workshop will deal with topics ranging from Makeup, Health, fitness and well-being, Personality development, Ramp walk, Basics of a show/Pageant training, Styling, to Dressing.

The workshop will be conducted by Top celebrity fashion groomers in the Industry including Dalu Krishadas – Reputed Fashion Choreographer / Producer, Lakshmi Menon – Miss India Kerala 2019, Reji Bhaskar – Celebrity Photographer, Vishnu Raj Menon – Mr. India 2016, Niya Roy – Fitness and Wellness Expert, Shravan Kumar – International Fashion Designer, Deepa Ajith – Skin care specialist, Jaanmoni Das – Celebrity Make-up Artist, Neha Saxena – Model and Actress, Dhruvan – Model and Actor and Mamas – Indian Film Director
This is for the first time ever that top celebrities will be a part of such a training session which can help fashion aspirants to stay one step ahead and learn the necessary nuances of the industry, all while sitting in the comforts of their own houses.

This workshop is being presented by Dalu Fashion Factory and Starbooks Media in association with Altiora EMS & Indywood Talent Hunt. All certificate of the workshop will be issued by AIMRI. Registrations for the program are still open for participants. For Registration :http://theifpl.com/mrmissindywood/registration

more details contact Akash Satya – +91 95262 03422


Aries Group CEO Dr Sohan Roy Comes Forward In Support Of The UAE To Promote Gender Equality Resolution In The Marine Sector

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Aries Group CEO Dr Sohan Roy Comes Forward In Support Of The UAE To Promote Gender Equality Resolution In The Marine Sector

UAE had come up with a request to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for making maritime fraternity a field where gender equity is maintained. This move is to ensure that women also get equal work opportunities as men in the industry. The IMO passed IMO resolution on “Preserving the legacy of the World Maritime theme for 2019 and Achieving a Barrier-Free Working Environment for Women in the Maritime Sector.”

The decision strives towards achieving the fifth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030. UAE based Aries Group of Companies CEO, Dr. Sohan Roy, welcomed the resolution and assured his full support. He commented that the gender imbalance seen in the marine world today is mainly due to the lack of unawareness of women’s opportunities available in the field. He has always pitched in for treating women in his organization equally. “As far as I know, the industry is willing to absorb females, but very few come forward to accept it. If a certain percentage of slots are optionally reserved for females, it will definitely create awareness about the opportunities. Personally speaking, we provide equal status to all female employees in our organization. I have twin daughters, and both are Naval Architects.

They never faced any kind of difficulty in getting absorbed by the Maritime Industry. In fact, the one working in the UK and was the first to get selected through campus interview.” mentioned Dr. Roy. He also added that it is the outlook of the people towards the maritime sector that really needs a change.


Shajith Koyeri To Be Featured In The Next Session Of IFM TechTalks

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Shajith Koyeri To Be Featured In The Next Session Of IFM TechTalks

Indywood Film Market has been scheduling online sessions of TechTalks to keep film industry live even during lockdown. Previous sessions being very successful, IFM has organised for the next session of IFM TechTalks on 21st July 2020 at 5:00 PM (IST), which will be presented by Dolby. This session will be hosted by Mr. Raj Vartak, Head Cinema – Sales, Dolby Technology Pvt Ltd. and will be featuring the most Creative Sound Designer of Indian Film Industry – Shajith Koyeri.
A pioneer in a Sync sound technique, Shajith Koyeri is a national award-winning creative Sound Designer. His first independent work was with the movie, Perfect Husband in 2003, which was a turning point in his career. Known in the industry for his perfectionism. He has worked for more than 75 films in total, winning the National and Filmfare Awards for Omkara, Filmfare award for Talwar, 7 Filmfare award nominations, the Star Screen Award for Kaminey and IIFA award for Barfi & Haider. Some of his remarkable works include The Blue Umbrella, Omkara, Kaminey, Beyond the clouds, Talvaar, Dangal, Bala, Chicchore, Stree, Sui Dhaga, Panga,the Hollywood movie – DAM999 and many more.
Do register for being an active part of film industry even during this lockdown period. Registrations are open in the following link: https://ifm.co.in/webinar.
 

About IFM

Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise that connects delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry. Conceptualized in the year 2015, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been instrumental in organizing a unique platform to conduct insightful interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, and B2B awards function and high- profile networking parties. As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Market explores the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

www.ifm.co.in


A New Webinar By IFPL On How To Shift Fashion Pageants From Offline To Online Platforms

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A New Webinar By IFPL On How To Shift Fashion Pageants From Offline To Online Platforms

Indywood Fashion Premiere League (IFPL) conducted a live webinar “Evolution OF Beauty Pageants : From Runway to Online” on guiding how to conduct beauty pageants online. The webinar will be carried out on July 1st 2020 from 6p.m onwards and is a completely new idea and the webinar comes with practical answers to all the concerns regarding making beauty pageants a virtual affair. The webinar aimed to open new doors of opportunities to the fashion world, which has come to a standstill owing to the pandemic. The webinar panel comprised of eminent panelists were qualified to impart credible information about the current scenario of fashion world. Panelists were Nishi Bhardwaj who was titled “Miss Earth India” in the year 2018 and Nikhil Anand, the Director of Miss India International who is also going to direct the upcoming biopic of Sushant Singh Rajput. Also, the event was hosted by Niya Roy, The esteemed Director of IFPL. Niya who is also a Naval Architect, decided to become the Director out of her passion for the fashion world.

The grand event of Indywood Fashion Premiere League Season 3 had taken place at Taj Connemara in Chennai on Feb 14th 2020. The fashion and glam event was lined with numerous models and eminent designers of the fashion world. Ever since pandemic issue, IFPL has been conducting webinars on a regular basis to shed some light for the fashion industry, on what next. Each webinar topic is based on targeted concerns faced by the industry today and the aspirants can hear about it from the professionals of the field.


A 4-Line Poem Retorting Back To Enemy Lovers

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A 4-Line Poem Retorting Back To Enemy Lovers

The 4-line poem “Enemy Worshippers” opposing the moves to politicize the clash with China at the border is going viral on social media platforms. Hollywood Director and poet Dr. Sohan Roy wrote this poem and shared it on social media.

In the clash that happened in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan where India shares border with China, 20 Indian soldiers had lost their lives for the nation. Even in this situation when each Indian citizen has to stay together to fight against the enemy beyond the border, a tendency to make the issue political, regional and social was evident in the arguments raised by a group of people. This poem got released in the circumstance where various controversial incidents like the odd ways in which many medias pictured the brave demise of the soldiers and the interviews of some political leaders.  Lines in the poem are openly lashes out against the people who degrade the value of brave soldiers who readily lost their lives to uphold the dignity of their motherland.

Into the poem…

Enemy worshippers

For the soldier who sheds his life from chest

To uphold the dignity of motherland

Heinous beings abusing without garlanding them

Should be the ones to be exiled first

The poem was shared on social media with the tagline meaning that the termite inside causes more harm to wood than the woodpecker outside. Doctor of Chennai’s major cricket team also came forward expressing remorse for the controversial comment he made on twitter.

“Enemy Worshippers” has gained much applause from various nooks of the globe. B.R Bijuram, who had also done music direction and background music for different mainstream movies like Black Jew and Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmar, has done the music direction and orchestration of the English and Malayalam versions of this poem. The English version was recited by Bindya Bashi, a tenth-grade student in Rajagiri school in Kochi.

 


Renowned American Singer And Music Director Edon Molla To Sing For Aries Group’s Upcoming Movie

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Renowned American Singer And Music Director Edon Molla To Sing For Aries Group’s Upcoming Movie

Well known American singer, lyricist, and music director, Edon Molla will now be a part of Aries Group’s upcoming movie named “Mmmmm…”. The film is produced by Hollywood Director and poet Sohan Roy and directed by Vijeesh Mani.

Edon Molla has worked with many reputed artists in the American music industry, including the Grammy Award winners. His music has been recognized by New York’s Brooklyn Marathon, independent movies of Europe and America, and various radio stations. Edon’s first album “Alone” had attained lakhs of streams through digital media platforms, in a short span of four months. ‘Mmmmm’ will be his debut project in the Indian music industry. Well known music director, Jubair Muhammad is handling the movie’s music section.

“Mmmmm…” is a movie which stresses on various environmental concepts. Producers reported that Edon decided to be a part of the film after listening to the theme and message the cinema had to offer. Initially, the first few schedules were planned to be shot at international locations. Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all decided scenes will now be shot in India.

Recipient of numerous accreditations including Guinness World Record in the film field, Vijeesh Mani is directing the movie. The name of the movie was first published on March 10th at Aries Vismayas Max Studio.

Director has announced that artists from Hollywood will be a part of this movie, as it will be released on an international scale. He also mentioned his excitement to be working alongside Sohan Roy, who gifted the world with a foreign movie like DAM 999. Vijeesh has received various acknowledgments like Guinness record for the filming of the tribal language, Guinness record for finishing script in record time, and releasing it in theatres. He has also been bestowed with this year’s Indian Panorama, and many other national awards.

 

This movie’s producer Dr. Sohan Roy is the Director of the Hollywood movie DAM 999, who has also worked as an inevitable part of numerous other films as a producer, project designer, and actor.


Even After Ostracizing For 9 years 999 Is Crossing 9 Cherishing Memories

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Even After Ostracizing For 9 years 999  Is Crossing 9 Cherishing Memories

A movie that made us foresee the crumbling of the Mullaperiyar dam predicted to fall in July 2020 by Nostradamus. Even the supreme Indian Parliament standing still in the name of a movie. Two states closed their borders and involving in a fight between each other. Thousands of volunteering protesters flowing into Mullaperiyar daily. Tamil Nadu Government is continuing the ban even after the Supreme court granted permission for the release. They also denied putting up of posters through movie organizations and asking whichever theatre that came forward to show the movie to pay the entire revenue as fine. They banned satellite rights of the film, which almost got to the final step of gaining the most prestigious Oscar and assigning hundreds of Cyber soldiers to tamper with the IMDB rating. Even the history of world cinema hasn’t witnessed such atrocious activities to sabotage a movie. The ban, which gets renewed every six months, got renewed last March 20 again.

This corona era’s holidays are offering a rebirth to the many movies that got sunk in our soul’s Dam. Released 9 years ago, a Hollywood movie, that created a wave of amusement, is brimming up our search engines again as it gears to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

9 main characters, 9 locations, 9 emotions, 9 songs. 9 diverse faces of lost love, National Award winners from 9 different film industries, story developing aligning with the positioning of 9 planets, filming of Ayurveda treatment methods in 9 ways of treatment, above all, a plot that cherished 9 tracts. These 9 are the virtues that made this movie outstanding.

Directed by Dr. Sohan Roy and released in 2011, DAM 999 has novelties numerous enough to fill a dam. Apart from gaining a reputed position among the Oscar-shortlisted movies, the movie’s script, also written by Sohan Roy, was placed in the Oscar Academy Library’s (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) permanent core collection.

In 2011, this movie’s release unleashed a “water bomb” of controversies. It was also an era when the news about central Kerala, which lies in the lap of Mullaperiyar dam, gave sleepless nights to the Malayalee community all around the world. When human lovers, who got a clear picture of the Dam’s hazardous security issues through the visualization of this movie, they resolved to go for a stringent rebellion. But, Tamil Nadu banned the movie’s release.

History is what enlightened the movie’s director on the fact that dams which give people with the boons of water and light, also has the power to put off their life’s light forever. In 1975, 2,50,000 people were mass murdered by Banqiao Dam in China. Wikipedia refers to it as the tallest among the 6 oldest dams across the globe and that it is 7 times taller than Banqiao Dam. These facts vividly explain the intensity of horror that was collecting in the Mullaperiyar dam along with water.

Just like emotions and consciousness make a man think, it urged Sohan Roy to sit and ponder. Afterward, he filmed the documentary named “Dams: The Lethal Water Bombs” and shared his concerns with society. The short film secured three awards from Los Angeles Movie Festival and Movie awards the very next year itself and continued to acquire about 23 international awards in the coming years.

When a twenty-one-minute movie was subject to acknowledgment, he realized the seamless opportunities a commercial film made on the same concept could receive. It urged him to make a movie on a larger canvas. In contrast to “Titanic” movie’s concept of coincidental disaster, a film which pictures human-made disaster can fulfil the actual goal of the art of movie-making- bringing awareness. With this thought in mind, he started conceptualizing it in him. The director spent the entire savings made through 16 years long hard work for this ten million budget debut film, without fathoming that he is stepping into a great disaster.

    

By the time “DAM 999” was ready for release, it had already received so many accolades. The movie has cast 16 national award winners, and became the first Indian movie to implement 2D to 3D “conversion technology.” The film was also simultaneously released in 5 world languages. It was shot aboard the largest ship in the world’s history, making it the first Indian film that had incorporated the water graphics technology. DAM999 was the first Indian movie produced in the Hollywood format. It was distributed by the world-famous production and distribution company “Warner Bros.” Banned in the state, even before its release, it became super hit, thanks to the controversies of actor created due to actor Thilakan and Mullaperiyar, etc. These exciting facts made the movie stand out, which comes to a total of nine specialties, including controversies and novelties during release time.

The film was also a “super-hit” in terms of the number of awards it had received. It was also shortlisted for Oscar and received five entries in three categories. Besides this, the movie got selected to compete in twelve categories for the very next year’s Golden Rooster Awards. Dam 999 is also the first Indian movie that to have obtained entry to this award, which is also popularly known as the “Chinese Oscar.”

In the year of 2013, the cinema received “Best Director” and “Best feature film” awards at the Cinerockholm International Film Festival; Three awards including “Special Jury Award,” “Best Movie of Festival” and “Best International Feature Film” from International Film Festival for Environment Health and Cultural Festival; “Best English Film Award” in Sangli film Festival, and more. The movie was also honored with the “Judge’s Favourite Award” at the “Antigua & Barbuda Film Festival” while the organizers honored Director Sohan Roy with a special award.

The movie got selected in about 130 film festivals including the internationally acclaimed Tehran Film Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, America’s Chain NYC Festival, Louisville International Film Festival, Laughlin International Film Festival, Trinity International Film Festival, and Italy’s Salento International Film Festival. Alongside this, the film had also achieved California’s Global Music Award.

“Biz TV Network” based in UAE is the producer of “DAM 999”. Many National Award winners from different states have associated with the film’s crew. Ajay Vincent and music by Ouseppachan did the cinematography. Vinay Rai, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapur, Vimala Raman, Linda Arsenio, Joshua Frederick. The film introduced the latest technologies in sound recording and camera, which Indian cinema had never experienced before.

If there is a record for creating novelty lining a range of innovations, that award will also go to DAM 999. The film had created nine dimensions of aesthetic appreciation to gratify the aesthetic demands of nine different categories of film viewers.

The film imparts scientific facts about a disaster that dams can cause for those who have built up dams of anxiety in their minds, which includes concerns about Mullaperiyar. To music lovers, this movie is a musical entertainer, and it takes the family audience to a state of emotional “sethubandhanam.” For those who believe in India’s indigenous healing practices, they experienced it that way. At the same time, the lovers of astrology will take it as an astrological movie. Apart from that, it will be experienced by those who believe in India’s cultural diversities, as a movie that imparts the cultural traditions to the new generation. The panoramic beauty of various landscapes will enchant travellers because the film depicts multiple sea voyages and navigational characters. The ninth feature of the movie is the romantic experience it gives to both lovers as well as disappointed lovers. It will not be a wonder even if they experience it as a sole dedication to them as the fictional works through the nine emotions of love and despair.

These many reasons are enough to curb an average person’s curiosity about why there are so many “nines” in the title of DAM 999. Doesn’t it feel like the director has synchronized nine features in production, release, and appreciation into the title? But this is not the secret behind the “nines”… That is the twist!

Vishakham Thirunal Ramavarma, the ruler of the erstwhile Travancore princely state, had signed an agreement with the British for 999 years, known as “Periyar Paattakkarar” ( Periyar Lease Agreement). The British people were authorized to construct the Mullaperiyar Dam and to distribute the water of Periyar to Tamil Nadu via the Vaigai river for 999 years. This agreement came into force on 1886 October 29. The Achyuthamenon Government had renewed the agreement post-independence.

Nobody has any grievances in supplying water to Tamil Nadu. But isn’t it atrocious to argue that Kerala has no right to rebuild the Dam for 999 years? Will a Dam which starts to give away after about a hundred years stay secure for 999 years?

Was that 999 suffixed to “DAM” because the “999” is a more significant water bomb than the Dam itself?

Only the movie’s everything, its director, ostracized before years and who still wanders around without getting moksha knows it!


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