The first teaser for the Malayalam thriller Kammara Sambhavam, released on YouTube on Thursday, places the film within the Indian Independence struggle but reveals little else. It also keeps viewers guessing on the dynamic between the lead characters, Kammaran Nambiar (Dileep) and Othenan Nambiar (Siddharth).

Kammara Sambhavam has been directed by debutante Rathish Ambat and scripted by Murali Gopy, who has worked on acclaimed films such as Ee Adutha Kaalathu (2012) and Left Right Left (2013). The film also stars Gopy, along with Bobby Simha, and Namitha Pramod. The film marks Siddharth’s foray into Malayalam cinema debut after acting in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.

“There is no antagonist here,” Ambat told Cinema Express. “Both Dileep and Siddarth are protagonists in Kammara Sambhavam. What Kammaran does is what he thinks right. So, there isn’t a villain here. For him, he is right.”

Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty has worked on the sound design while Gopi Sunder has composed the music. The release date is yet to be announced.

Kammara Sambhavam.

While plot details have not been revealed, a poster of Kammara Sambhavam released on Monday featured a rucksack and a notebook labelled Indian Independence League, with the photo of Siddharth’s character. The Indian Independence League was a political organisation active from the 1920s to the 1940s that worked to drum up support for the freedom movement among expatriate Indians. The outfit was eventually reorganised as the Indian National Army.