The short film is based in Kerala and is dubbed in Telugu. Chandra played by Anupama Parameswaran is quite upset about an issue and wants to confront it with her husband. She starts on a very simple note and shocks her husband by saying that she dreams of having sex with a stranger on a hilltop. This crazy revelation by Chandra shocks the husband Das(Shahjahan) and there erupts a big fight. Why did Chandra take such a crazy decision forms the crux of this short film?
Anupama Parameswaran is the major attraction of this short film. She is so naive as Chandra who is quite upset with the way her husband is treating her. The guilt and pain that she is going through, Anupama brings it out so candidly. There are a lot of single takes and the young actress does all this with aplomb. Das aka Shahjahan is also very impressive as the husband. The way he goes doubting Anupama and asks her weird and uncomfortable questions is so good to see in the short film. There are only two characters and each other shares very good chemistry.
Freedom at midnight is a short film that brings out the issues of a married woman. The whole concept of the short film is to show how bad does a woman feels when a husband dreams about someone else in bed. This concept has been shot and conceived in a beautiful manner. The short film starts off with Anupama consulting her friend whether to ask her husband about all this on his face.
The confrontations and how the wife makes the husband understand that she is not the sex object and wants to have freedom at midnight is shown in a very realistic manner. In a nutshell, Freedom at Midnight is a harsh reality of many women which makes you think ten times about the behavior of women.