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Dam 999 goes to the Oscars

Last updated on: December 20, 2011 16:32 IST

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Three songs from Dam 999, which triggered a political storm between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam, are competing with 36 other tracks in Oscar's Original Song category. 

The songs Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu, DAM 999 Theme Song and Mujhe Chod Ke are in the Academy Award's long list of likely candidates to get nominated in this category.

The songs are penned by director Sohan Roy and composed by Indian music director Ousephachan, a well known name in Malayalam cinema. 

Listen to the Dam 999 songs here


Image: The Dam 999 Theme song


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Ousephachanbn has also given music in Hindi films like Aakrosh and Khatta Meetha. He won a National award for Malayalam film Ore Kadal.
 
Other tracks competing for the coveted golden trophy include The Living Proof from The Help, Coeur Volant from Martin Scorsese's Hugo, When the Heart Dies from Angelina Jolie's directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey, Bridge of Light and The Mighty Sven from Happy Feet Two. 

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on January 24.

Image: Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu from Dam 999


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