Three songs from Dam 999 are among 39 shortlisted numbers in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards. The list was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its official website.
Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu, the film’s theme song and Mujhe Chhod Ke are the songs vying for a place in the final nomination list for the category.
Sohun Roy’s film is based on a dam in China and has been facing allegations from the Tamil Nadu government that the movie reflects Kerala’s propaganda, and has banned the film’s release in the state.
Dam999 is an English film starring Indian actors Rajit Kapur, Vimala Raman, Vinai Rai and Ashish Vidhyarthi. It has been dubbed in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.