Now this is a real twist in the story. The Dam 999 issue has only been able to create tensions between the state of Tamil Nadu and its neighboring region of Kerala and now the songs from the movie have quietly entered the Oscar race. It can be noted that the audio launch for Dam 999 was inaugurated by the double Oscar winner AR Rahman himself.
Rahman presented the first CD’s to the Dam 999 music director and Mollywood composer Ousephachan in a gala ceremony held in Chennai. Sadly the movie dint receive any kind of positive response, with its release being halted in Tamil Nadu followed by a case being taken up by the Supreme Court. Even though the movie is caught up in controversy, it dint cause any problems in making it to the Oscar runs. Surprisingly there are a total of 3 songs that have made it to the nominations namely ‘Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu…’, ‘Dam 999 Theme Song’ and ‘Mujhe Chhod Ke’, all from the same movie. The Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on January 24, 2012 in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater which will let us know if things go any further. Later the grand Oscar ceremony will be held on February 26th, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood honoring the deserving candidates.
Let’s just be superstitious and say that Rahman’s magical touch will get the Oscars once more? 🙂