Netflix is bringing more regional projects after the hugely positive response on its first Marathi title Firebrand. This is after Netflix declared its hopes to leverage off the country’s proven appetite for video streaming and add 100 million subscribers in India alone. Netflix has launched the trailer of its upcoming licensed original Marathi film, 15 August. The is being produced by none other than veteran Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband, Dr. Shriram Nene, the film is all set to release on the service across 190 countries on March 29, 2019.
Madhuri Dixit Nene, the producer of the film who has also been a prolific actor in the past told in a statement, “There’s always been a part of me that wanted to create and back meaningful films, and there couldn’t be a better starting point for me than 15 August. This is an endearing, relatable story that has been brought to life beautifully by the talented Swapnaneel Jayakar and actors Rahul Pethe, Mrunmayee Deshpande, and Adinath Kothare.”
Madhuri Dixit Nene, producer of 15 August
With the backdrop of a Mumbai chawl, the film follows the course of a series of zany mishaps that occur on a single day, as its residents prepare for the Independence Day flag-hoisting ceremony. The film revolves around how the course of the day unfolds on a not-so-typical Independence Day - when a lover, in his quest to win over his beloved, ends up creating complete mayhem, compelling all the residents to unite and help him out of his mess. The film beautifully highlights what independence, love, and affection mean to the residents of the colony. This slice-of-life Marathi film delves into the real struggles of the Indian urban middle-class India and, in a soaring climax, shows us how love ultimately sets us free.