‘August 16, 1947’ Trailer Showcases ‘Freedom Struggle’ of India

The trailer for NS Ponkumar’s ‘August 16, 1947’ has been released and it showcases India’s struggle for freedom.

August 16, 1947 Trailer Showcases 'Freedom Struggle' of India f


"you can just inflict more pain.”

The August 16, 1947 trailer has been released and it looks every bit as intriguing as the buzz around the anticolonial depiction of India.

Directed by NS Ponkumar, August 16, 1947 tells the story of love, bravery and patriotism, which viewers have got a glimpse into from the trailer.

The movie takes place in Sengadu, which is referred to as “the capital of slavery” on August 16, 1947, the day before India gained independence.

The innocent villagers of Sengadu, who are being brutally tortured by British forces, are the subject of the film.

A stirring revolution starts when one guy resolves to rebel against the oppressive British overlords.

The enemy, a British chief, opens the trailer with some unsettling dialogue.

He says: ”Rest isn’t necessary to forget the pain, you can just inflict more pain.”

The heartbreaking, moving tale of how the British kept the village in the dark about Indian Independence and how the locals rebelled to gain their freedom is told in the movie.

The suspenseful trailer begs the question: “Will the Sengadu people fight back…or are they stopped by the sinister villains?”

The retro sets and decor will take you back in time, but the gritty action keeps us on the edge of our seats.

Starring Gautham Karthik and newcomer Revathy Sharma, another appealing aspect is the chemistry between the two stars.

The catalyst for Gautham’s revolt is seeing his lover trapped in the village.

He said: “Whenever I do anything for her, her face blossoms up with a smile.”

Sean Roldan composed the film’s soundtrack, which is a delight to the ears of the old-time drama atmosphere.

Talking about his latest production, AR Murugadoss said:

August 16, 1947, is an enthralling tale about a lost story of India’s freedom struggle.

“From our gifted director NS Ponkumar to passionate performers like Gautham, Revathy and Pugazh, we have assembled the finest of talents to create this film.

“Audiences across India will be proud to experience this grand saga at a cinema near them.”

Pugazh, Richard Ashton and Jason Shah are among the other actors who star in the film.

The film’s cinematography is orchestrated by Selvakumar, with editing by Sudharsan, and art by Santhanam.

August 16, 1947, is produced by AR Murugadoss, Om Prakash Bhatt and Narsiram Choudhary and co-produced by Aditya Joshi.

The movie will be available to watch in theatres in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and English from April 7, 2023.

Watch the August 16, 1947 Trailer


Ilsa is a digital marketeer and journalist. Her interests include politics, literature, religion and football. Her motto is “Give people their flowers whilst they’re still around to smell them.”

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