Freedom, August 14, starring Sasikumar and Lijomol Jose, is directed by Sathya Siva
We had earlier reported that director-turned-actor Sasikumar and Lijomol Jose will be headlining an upcoming film titled Freedom, August 14. The makers had recently released the first look poster of the film. On Sunday, the team took to social media to share the second look of the film.
The film is directed by Sathya Siva. The second look poster features a close-up shot of Sasikumar and Lijomol standing on the side.
The second look shows an intense close-up shot of Sasikumar while Lijomol is seen standing cradling her stomach, hinting that she is pregnant. It is to be noted that it is the first time Lijomol will be working with Sasikumar.
As per reports, the film is based on true events that took place in Tamil Nadu in the 90s. The lead actors will be playing the role of Sri Lankan refugees with the film expected to show the hardships of the community. The film is written and directed by Sathyasiva. It is to be noted that the upcoming film marks the second time the director is working with Sasikumar after the 2022 Naan Mirugamaai Maara.
The technical crew consists of Ghibran composing the music, with NS Uthayakumar handling the cinematography. Srikanth NB is the editor of the film. The film is shot in Chennai and Kerala and is expected to release in a couple of months. However, a release date for Freedom August 14 is yet to be announced. The film will have a multilingual release in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Freedom, August 14 is produced by Vijaya Ganapathy's Pictures banner with Pandiyan Parasuraman presenting it. Sujatha Pandiyan is the co-producer.
A noted actor and director, Sasikumar was last seen in 2023's sleeper hit Ayothi. He also has Pagaivanuku Arulvai, Naa Naa, and Garudan, also starring Soori and Unni Mukundan at various stages of production. On the other hand, Lijomol was last seen in 2023 Malayalam film Her. The actor also has Annapoorni co-starring Losliya and Kaadhal Enbadhu Podhu Udamai in the pipeline.