PLOT: The film follows the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an army officer who was killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. It portrays the life of Major from his childhood to commanding officer of Operation Black Tornado and depicts the risk taken by Sandeep Unnikrishnan and several Indian soldiers to save the lives of numerous hostages in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on 26 November 2008 during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Major is a biographical action drama film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and produced by Sony Pictures International Productions, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment, and A+S Movies. It was filmed simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi languages. Adivi Sesh in his Hindi film debut plays the title character, in addition to writing the script.
Adivi Sesh as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Prakash Raj as K. Unnikrishnan
Revathi as Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan
Saiee M Manjrekar as Isha Agarwal
Sobhita Dhulipala as Pramoda Reddy
Murali Sharma as Commander Shera
Anish Kuruvilla as Hotel Manager Rodriguez
MOVIE REVIEW: Major is a perfect tribute to Sandeep Unnikrishnan and his story is worth watching & deserves to be told. The movie delivers what it promises, the first half is decent and the second half is gripping with its outstanding climax that will leave you teary-eyed.
Adivi Sesh has delivered his career-best performance. He perfectly portrays the patriotism and emotional side of the army officer’s life. Prakash Raj and Revathi were impressive. Revathi brings a lot of emotional depth to the film and Prakash Raj’s climax speech was impactful & leaves everyone with moist eyes. Murali Sharma is effective and dependable as always. Sobhita Dhulipala was good in her limited role and Saiee M Manjrekar’s performance was just fine. Anish Kuruvilla and other supporting actors including the actors who played the terrorist role have delivered convincing performances.
Sashi Kiran Tikka’s direction is excellent. The film starts on a low note which is more focused on the romantic side of Major but it ends on a very emotional note with some engrossing action sequences. The music is average, the background music is good, and the cinematography is splendid. There are several wow moments for the viewers during the operation scenes. Do wait for the end credits to watch out for the snapshots of Sandeep’s life.
Major Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars (Very Good)