After Dam 999 producer-director Sohan Roy filed
a petition, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to
Tamil Nadu government for lifting the ban imposed on
the aftermath of a dam that collapses in China, the
film is based on the real-life Banqiao dam disaster
of 1975. The incident had triggered a conflict between
Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the Mullaperiyar Dam.
month, the Jayalalithaa government had banned the film
in the state saying that it refers to the Mullaperiyar
Dam dispute and may create panic among the people of
the ban a "challenge" to creative people,
Roy moved the Supreme Court against the ban.
film Dam 999 does not refer to the present
Mullaperiyar dispute between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The movie talks about dam disaster only," averred
Apex Court then asked the Tamil Nadu government to
hear the objections of Roy on 12 December and pass
appropriate orders by 16 December.
the state government decided to extend the suspension
by six months. Then Roy had no option but to approach
the Supreme Court again.
Tamil Nadu government will have 10 days to respond
to the court.