The date 26/11/2008 is embedded in the memory of every Indian as a dark day. The day on which innocent lives were taken & so many brave protectors of our nation were martyred at the hands of terrorism. There are so many stories of courage & resilience from that day that one can never have enough talking about that day. Especially the tales of sacrifices & bravery of the armed forces of India & the Mumbai police department. There have been numerous adaptations of the story of the 26/11 attacks from many perspectives. But there was the story of one hero that was yet to come to the silver screen and be a homage to his selfless & valiant actions on that fateful day. That hero was Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan (AC). A black cat commando of the NSG & a true patriot of the nation.
Major movie is a biopic on his life, it takes us on a journey from his childhood days to him fulfilling his dream of serving the motherland & pays an emotional tribute to the legacy that he left behind with his actions. And today we will decode all the aspects of the movie for you, from the Major movie cast to its story and other relevant details.
This movie was in the making for over 2 years and the lead actor of the movie Adivi Shesh has also said that it was his dream project to make a movie on the life of this immortal hero of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, he is also the writer of the movie. The movie was principally made in the Telugu language and was also dubbed into Hindi.
It is directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka & one of the producers of the film is Mahesh Babu. apart from Adivi Shesh it also co-stars acting maestros like Prakash Raj, Revathi, and Murali Sharma. there are young talents like Shobhita Dhulipala & Saiee Manjhrekar in the Major movie cast as well.
It was officially released in theatres worldwide on 3rd June 2022 in Telegu & Hindi languages. Till now it has amassed 66 crore rupees in ticket sales. The major movie IMDb rating is 8.7/10 which is very impressive.
Since it is a biographical account you will not see any surprising events in the movie but albeit it would surely stir your emotions as well as give you a feeling of exhilaration with its action sequences.
Still, we would give you a brief account of the progression of the story. The movie begins by showcasing the childhood of Major Unnikrishnan. It takes us on the journey of that part of his life which was yet to be seen by the world. The film sharply captures and provides us with a clear picture of the younger days of our national hero with his ambition of joining the armed forces one day, in the centre of the movie. The involvement of seasoned artists like Prakash raj & Revathi as the parents of Major Unnikrishnan in the Major movie cast is beautiful to watch.
Then the film moves to his days of adulthood where we see him pursuing his lifelong ambition and finally making his dreams a reality by getting commissioned into the Indian Army as an officer & subsequently in the elite special forces group of National Security Guards or the NSG as a commando.
The movie portrays the life of Major Unnikrishnan with such immaculate details on all the phases of his life for us that it is almost impossible to not feel an instant connection with him.
Of course, the best and most moving moments in the movie come when the story finally reaches the point of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Where he became immortal forever. The action sequences are very neatly choreographed and feel thrilling to watch.
There are so many precious moments in between the whole movie that you would thoroughly enjoy, be moved by & moments that would compel you to shed a tear or two no matter how strong you are.
The movie was officially released on 3rd June 2022 worldwide in cinema halls and you can grab tickets for the same in the theatres near you. Apart from the theatrical releases, the digital release rights of the Major Telugu movie were bought by Netflix. And soon you can see it on the ott platform as well.
The making of this film was quite extensive as most biopics are in general. The nakers of the film officially announced the development of this movie in February 2019 after getting consent from the parents of Major Unnikrishnan to make a movie on his life. One of the very unique traits of the film was the decision to shoot the movie in both Telugu & Hindi languages simultaneously
The pandemic also had an adverse effect on this movie’s filming like many titles from that time. But despite the stern challenges, the makers were able to complete the filming in December 2021. The movie took a span of 120 days to shoot over a massive number of 75 locations.
Our conclusion for this movie is simple. It is that kind of movie that you would want to watch with each and every person you love or hate. Because this movie celebrates patriotism, pays homage to our Bravehearts and makes us realise the price of our sovereignty. The Major movie cast does full justice to their respective roles & it is an inclusive experience.
This movie is a fitting tribute to the immortal hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan & his legacy. It is a must-watch for you as an Indian irrespective of who you are or what you do.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan (AC)
No, as of now the movie isn't dubbed in English but it is expected to have English subtitles with its release on ott.
Adivi Shesh is the actor who plays the role of Major Unnikrishnan.
Sashi Kiran Tikka.
There isn't any exclusive Telugu version of the movie as it is shot simultaneously in Hindi & Telugu.
Prakash Raj, Revathi, Shobita Dhulipala etc.
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