The Gautham Karthik-starring period film depicts the atrocities of the British Empire

Filmmaker AR Murugadoss announced some time ago that he was funding a project called August 16, 1947, starring Gautham Karthik in the lead. He had also unveiled the first look of the film which hinted at his gender. Billed as a period piece, the film has NS Ponkumar at its helm.

Silambarasan has now unveiled the film’s two-minute teaser which offers insight into its plot. The project revolves around a village in Tamil Nadu where people dream of being free from the British. Locals who lack education and other forms of visibility are thrilled with Mahatma Gandhi’s determination to fight for an independent India.

August 16, 1947 also evokes various atrocities inflicted on the Indians by the British Empire during the 1940s. A romantic lead in the midst of the freedom struggle which also takes place in the village would also be one of the highlights of the project .

Om Prakash Bhatt and Narsiram Choudhary also produced the film along with Murugadoss. This is the second Gautham Karthik star that Murugadoss is funding after Rangoon, released in 2017. Sudharsan R and Selvakumar SK handled the film’s editing and cinematography respectively.

Sean Roldan composed the music for the project under the artistic direction of T Santhanam. Rajasekhar choreographed action sequences for the film while Dinesh composed dance moves. Sivakarthikeyan had unveiled the August 16, 1947 first look poster a few months ago.

The trailer for the film is due out later this year. Revathi Sharma and Pugazh are playing prominent roles in the film which is expected to hit the screens towards the end of the year.

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