The film August 15 is a sequel to the 1988 film August 1 and SN Swamy, who had written story for the original, has penned the script for it too. The film is all about an investigation into an attempt of assassination on the Chief Minister of Kerala on the 15th of August, the Independence Day of India.
Mammootty is playing Crime Branch officer Perumal in August 15. Actress Meghana Raj is essaying the role of a Cyber Cell officer, while Swetha Menon appears as a doctor. Siddique, Madhu, Lalu Alex, Saikumar, Nedumudi Venu, Balachandran Chullikkadu, Thalaivasal Vijay, Biju Pappan are in other star cast.
However, August 15 was earlier slated to release on December 25 and later it was postponed to January 26. But it again got delayed for some unknown reason. Now, sources claim that since assembly elections are going on in Kerala, it is expected to make huge impact on the audience.