*Prime Video to stream Tamil period drama August 16 1947 starting today
_Directed by NS Ponkumar, August 16 1947 features Gautham Karthik, Jason Shah, Pugazh, Richard Ashton, and Revathy Sharma in pivotal roles _
_Prime members in India can stream the Tamil period drama starting today _
MUMBAI, INDIA – 5 May, 2023 –Prime Video today announced the global streaming premiere of the Tamil period drama August 16 1947. Directed by NS Ponkumar, and produced by AR Murugadoss, the film stars Gautham Karthik, Jason Shah, Pugazh, Richard Ashton, and Revathy Sharma in pivotal roles. August 16 1947, that will exclusively premiere in India from today, is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in India enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in single membership for just ₹1499/ year.
A captivating tale of resilience and freedom, August16 1947, is set in the secluded village of Sengadu, located in the pre-independence Madras, where an atrocious British general- Robert Clive, and his son Justin, are in charge. Spanning over three days from August 14, the story follows the lives of illiterate and oppressed villagers who fail to receive the timely news of India’s Independence due to isolation. Things begin to change when a local lout, Param (Gautham Karthik), leads a revolt to free them all and also save the love of his life- Deepali (Revathy Sharma) from Justin’s advances.