'DAM999' bags two honorary GMA awards
"DAM999", a controversial movie released last year, has bagged two honorary awards at the Global Music Awards (GMA) held in California
GMA has bestowed the Award of Excellence for the movie's soundtrack and Award of Merit for original score to the film, directed by Sohan Roy.
Roy's "DAM 999", a $10 million film, tells the tale of a cracking dam built during colonial rule and nine people whose lives revolve around the the pressure-mounted dam.
Kerala-born marine engineer-turned-film director, Roy's movie was last year selected for the 2011 Oscar race in three categories - original song, original score and best picture, but failed to secure a place in the final nomination list. The GMA honours talented musicians from around the world.