Synopsis/Plot : A hidden chapter in the story of India's independence, one Indian village called Sengadu never gets to know it is free of British tyranny due to due to its geographical setting and illiteracy. The story is completely fictional and spans three days, between August 14 and August 16 in 1947, i.e. a day before and after India got Independence from centuries of colonial rule.
A promising subject that deserved better screenwriting!
With a believable set up and an intriguing storyline, the film could have offered so much more. But the drama is disappointing with usual conflicts, weak arcs and payoffs that don't glitter. (more)
Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow
High production value makes this worth a watch
Dragging sequences and a convoluted plot prevent the film from being a taut and gripping story but high production values and an intriguing premise make August 16 1947 an engaging watch.(more)
Source: Dhaval Roy, Times Of India
N.S. Ponkumar's intriguing idea gets beheaded by inane execution
Murugadoss� films, even the ones wholly underwhelming, have had some moments of pathos and genuine thrill, even Darbar and Spyder. August 16 1947, I�m afraid, is devoid of tension and thrill. There are close-up shots of brutality inflicted on helpless villagers, very reminiscent of Karan Malhotra�s ...(more)
Source: Vinamra Mathur, Firstpost.com
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