Major is an Indian film that was released on June 3, 2022, Written by Adivi Sesh Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka. The film is a Sony Pictures International Productions, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment and A+S Movies collaboration, the film was released in both Tamil and Hindu language for the audience. Major is a biography of Indian army officer Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was martyred in the 26 November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, the film depicts the story before he joined the army and his devotion to serving the nation, it also shows his act of bravery during the terrorist attack when he single-handedly saved the lives of many people with his intelligence.
On IMDB the film has been rated 8.7 out of 9.9K the film has become the seventh highest-grossing Hindi film this year. The Indian Audience has appreciated the script and called the film an excellent tribute to Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The film is currently doing extremely well at the box office its even gotten more attention since its initial release because people who have watched the film in the theatres have only good things to say about the film so the mainstream people have taken interest in its film. Every critic is praising the performance of major actor Adivi Sesh for his brilliant portrayal of major Sandeep Unnikrishnan in the film this is his first Hindi language film so everyone was looking forward to it even though they already know how good of an actor he is.
Is Major Based On A True Story?
If you have already watched the film in theatres or you are wondering if you should watch it then you should know that the film is based on a true story and it is a biographical film based on the real-life events of major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The screenwriter might have added things to the film to make it more suitable for the audience to watch but the film’s main goal was to provide a tribute to one of the bravest Indian army officers Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Major Unnikrishnan single-handedly saved the lives of many people because of his courage and actions to serve his country during the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. The film shows the 2008 Mumbai attacks and major Unnikrishnan’s sacrifice to the Indian audience who only heard about it in the news Taj Palace & Tower a luxury hotel got captivated by the terrorists and 168 people died at the hands of the terrorist. Major Unnikrishnan was serving in the 51 Special Action Group one of the elite forces of the Indian army during that time Major Unnikrishnan was a training officer so he was not called for the mission however he decided to go anyway NSG members and Unnikrishnan sacrificed their lives to save the guests who were the target of the terrorist group inside the luxurious hotel.
Is Major A Bollywood Production?
The film has been directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka who directs most Tamil films, people are curious to know if it’s a Bollywood film even though the film has been released in both Tamil and Hindi language. The film is a G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment production which is owned by Tamil actor Mahesh Babu so it makes a Tollywood production somehow as both the producers and the directors are from the Tollywood industry. The film is Co-produced with Sony Pictures Releasing International and A+S Movies the film was released in both Hindi and Tamil languages as the makers themselves belong to the Tollywood industry. Bollywood has already produced the biographical film Shershaah which was based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra and was released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video this time Tollywood got this opportunity to bring another brilliant armed force biographical film to screen.
Is Tamil Superstar Mahesh Babu in Major Film?
Tamil superstar Mahesh Babu is directly connected to the film but not as an actor, Mahesh babu and his wife have invested their money in the film as a producer. For those of you who do not know this Major is G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment production which is Mahesh babu’s film production company. This is G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment’s first Hindi release before this their production company has worked on 3 Tamil films starring Mahesh babu himself. This production company is behind Mahesh babu’s superhit film 2015 Srimanthudu which received many awards and positive reviews from the critics. After the release of Major, it looks like Mahesh babu is making up his mind to take more Hindi films under his production company however this is just an assumption since the star himself has not given any remarks that confirm this statement. After the success of major, we can expect to see more bilingual films in future from the Tollywood industry because people are appreciating the talent and skills of the Tollywood industry in recent years.
Major Release Date
Major was released in theatres on 3 June 2022, the film could have been released a year earlier but due to the pandemic, the shooting was delayed so it was finally released this year. It has been shot in 75 different locations keeping in the mind the diversity of the film within 120 days. Tamil superstar and producer of the film Mahesh Babu promoted the film on his social media and thanked all the cast and crew for their contribution to making this project happen, the trailer of the film was released on 9 May 2022 on sony pictures India’s official youtube channel which has now got 24 million views 663K likes. When the film was released initially everyone was sceptical about whether the film will do well at the box office because the actor and actress are not well known in the industry however, to everyone’s surprise, the film is doing extremely well at the box office right now.
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The film opens with young Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was a fan of Commando films since childhood one day his father takes him to the navy parade after seeing the parade for the first time he decides to join the navy when he grows up. The film highlights some of his character traits when he was a child even though he was a kid he always had compassion towards others he never hesitated to save those in need. During his childhood, Major Sandeep’s mother used to take him to the jail where his uncle used to work when Sandeep starts talking to a prisoner and shows him the kindness his mother however gets angry with him for interacting with the prisoner.
One day Sandeep’s mother asks him why he always likes to give a visit to the prison he tells his mother that he is fond of the police uniform. Sandeep meets his first love Isha when he was in high school the two of them find comfort through each other the two of them later start dating. Sandeep applies to join the navy however his application gets rejected in the physical test because of his poor eyesight unknown of the fact that Sandeep is going to join the navy Isha and his family gets dejected to find out about his dream job.
Isha tells him that she does not support his dream job but it’s not like he is going to stop because of one rejection Sandeep then decides to join the Indian army even though his entire family was against it. After serving in the Indian army he gets married to isha and becomes a major and serves in National Security Guards however Sandeep’s duty in the armed forces breaks his marriage and Isha sends him a divorce letter after having a miscarriage. On 26 November 2008 the terrorist attacked the Taj Palace & Tower Major Sandeep and other members of the NSG fought the terrorist and saved the lives of all the survivors who were held captivated by terrorist members inside the luxurious hotel.
The filmmakers chose a main actor and actress who are extremely popular but who can portray the roles of the characters well and understand the story of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan before we know him as the martyred officer during the terrorist attack.
Adivi Sesh portrayed the character of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, and Prakash Raj portrayed the character of K. Unnikrishnan
Sobhita Dhulipala portrayed the character of Pramoda Reddy and, Saiee Manjrekar portrayed the character of Isha Agarwal.
Revathi portrayed the character of Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan, Murali Sharma portrayed the character of Commander Shera, Anish Kuruvilla portrayed the character of Hotel Manager Rodriguez, Abhinav Singh Raghav portrayed the character of NDA Batchmate Harsh, and Varun Gyanchandani portrayed the character of Zaki.
Where To Watch Major Online?
You can watch major in your nearest theatre however the OTT release announcement has not been made as of yet, the film is distributed to Sony Pictures Releasing we can expect the OTT release at the end of this year or next year.