DAM 999 exits from Oscar race

MUMBAI: Producer-director Sohan Roy‘s DAM 999, the country‘s only hope at the Oscars this year, has failed to secure a place in the final nomination list of the 84th Academy Awards.

Commenting on the result, Roy said in a statement, “I consider this as an achievement that my film travelled this far in the Oscars and I am happy with that.”

Roy was waiting for Tuesday to decide the future course of action for marketing his debut film. "We are now getting ready to participate in the European Film Market which begins in Berlin next month where the marketing of the film would be finalised," Roy added.

DAM 999 tells the tale of a cracking dam built during colonial rule and revolves around nine characters and their emotions.

The film stood a chance to feature in the best picture, best original song and best original score categories.

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