Movie Review: Major
Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka
Producers: Sony Pictures Films India, GMB Entertainment, and A+S Movies
Music Director: Sri Charan Pakala
Starring : Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Revathi, Murali Sharma
Release date: 3rd June 2022
Rating : 3.5/5
Major Movie Review: Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala starrer Major, helmed by Sashi Kiran Tikka has hit the theaters today. Let’s see the story of Major.
Story: Major is all about Sandeep Unnikrishnan who got martyred in 26/11 Terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008. But it doesn’t just talk about the sacrifice the Major makes, but also recognizes the sacrifices of his wife and parents have to make while he is out protecting the country. The movie is about how Sandeep Unnikrishnan is fascinated with the uniform, joins the army, and save civilians during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. And how he sacrifices his life.
- Adivi Sesh
- Story & Screenplay
- First half slow
Performance: Adivi Sesh in the role of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan has given his career best performance. This is the first time Adivi Sesh has done such massive action blocks. Prakash Raj and Revathy’ performance as the parents of Major Sandeep Unnikrishna are fantastic. They bring the characters to life with every dialogue. The romantic chemistry between Adivi Sesh and Saiee Manjrekar, also strikes a chord. Saiee Manjrekar has a meaty role in the first half. Sobhita Dhulipala in the role of a businesswoman, Pramoda, who checks into the Taj on the day of the attack, is good. Her character is important one and carries the mantle effortlessly.
Technical: The story and screenplay are provided by Adivi Sesh himself. The narrative switches into thriller mode, when the story of the film shifts to the Taj Hotel. The camera explores Adivi Sesh’ face from different angles. And the cinematographer tries to show how good he looks in the movie. The cinematography by Patchipulusu Vamsi is top notch. The most important scene in Major, when Unnikrishnan saves the lives of civilians. The BGM is loud and used in places just for the sake of it. Dialogues are good and editing is fine. The production values are top notch.
Analysis: In 2008, several iconic buildings in South Mumbai were attacked. One of the buildings where hostages were held was the 100 years old Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was the team commander of 51 Special Action Group deployed in the hotel to rescue the hostages. In the process, he lost his life, and became the first NSG commander to die in action. Coming on the work of Sasi Kiran Tikka, the way he ended the film with an emotional high is the best part of his narration. Though the first half is slow, the second half is filled with racy action.