In the 2008 Mumbai attacks while trying to rescue an injured comrade, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was shot and later he succumbed to injuries. The biopic on him will explore more of the 26/11 events as well as his personal life. Tomorrow, November 28 will mark the 12th death anniversary of our brave heart.
Adivi Sesh, who made his acting and directorial debut with the 2010 film Karma is a very capable performer. His test look from Major is shockingly very brilliant. He looks almost similar to Sandeep Unnikrishnan in the test shots. In an Instagram post, Adivi Sesh writes that Major Sandeep’s mother compliments him by saying
“Tu door se bilkul mera beta lag raha hai” “You look just like my son from afar”.
Adivi Sesh is very proud and excited to play Major Sandeep in the film. Major (film) is going to be directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka, who earlier worked as a director in Goodachari(2018) which also stars Adivi Sesh in lead. This biopic will be his second directorial project.
The film began principal photography in February of this year. Till October 2020, almost two-third of the shoot was completed. Major (film) also stars Sobhita Dhulipala and Saiee Manjrekar in important roles. This film is produced by Mahesh Babu and will be released under the banners of Sony Pictures, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment and A+S Movies in 2021. Fun fact, the film has been shot in Hindi and Telugu simultaneously.