DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday made a plea for banning the film ‘Dam-999', saying its release would disrupt the peaceful co-existence of Tamils and Malayalees in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and lead to law and order problems.

“The Centre, the State government and those who are in the film world should think about the consequences of the release of the film and take an appropriate decision,” Mr. Karunanidhi said in a statement.

He said that when the case on the Mullaperiyar dam was pending in the Supreme Court, some people had produced a film on the likely outcome of the breach of the dam. The title of the film had been selected with ulterior motives.

Mr. Karunanidhi wanted to know why the State government failed to express objections to the film when the controversy had come up for discussion in Parliament.