August 15 is a 2011 Malayalam crime thriller film.
When the Chief Minister of Kerala V. G. Sadanandan, popularly known as VG, is poisoned, the investigation is assigned to ace cop Perumal. He has to apprehend the criminal who is a master of disguises and is known not to leave any witnesses. The film is a sequel to the 1988 film August 1, which was directed by Sibi Malayil. Following from August 1, Mammootty plays the character of the Crime Branch officer Perumal who investigates into an attempt of assassination on the Chief Minister of Kerala on the 15th of August, the Independence Day of India.To add a contmeparory flavour, though indirect references were given to local issues such as land mafia. Also the chief minister and the party secretary both had visible mannerisms of VS Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan respectively. Both were depicted in positive light,in non-controversial manner.