Adivi Sesh starrer Major is carrying good expectations among the audience. This Sashi Kiran Tikka directional has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: It is well-established news that Major is a biopic on Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who sacrificed his life during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. As promoted, the film showcases Sandeep’s spirited life and determination as a soldier. What is Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s ( Adivi Sesh) family background? Incidents influence him to join the army and serve the nation? What is Sandeep’s journey in the army camp? What kind of hard work did Sandeep do to reach the NSG Commando grade? His sacrifice during the 26/11 terror attacks, forms the main plotline.
Performances: Adivi Sesh gave his best and portrayed the role of an NSG Commando in an effective manner. His amazing screen presence and settled performance are an added advantage to the movie. There is no exaggeration to say that Adivi Sesh has kept in sweat and blood to perfectly fit in the role of the slain NSG Commando.
Actor Prakash Raj gave a convincing performance as Sandeep’s father. On the other hand, Revathi gave a natural performance as the hero’s mother. Young and happened Saiee Manjrekar is cute on-screen and her chemistry with Sesh is showcased decently. Shobita Dhulipala as a hostage and Murali Sharma as an Army Major did their job perfectly. Other artists who did the supporting roles as soldiers are decent in their respective roles.
Technicalities: Alongside acting, Adivi Sesh provided story and screenplay for the movie. While his story is based on real-life incidents, the screenplay is largely engaging.
Music by Sricharan Pakala is one of the major plus points for the film as it elevates key portions in the second half in an effective way. Editing by Vinay Kumar Sirigineedi and Kodati Pavan Kalyan is good as they made sure to chop off unwanted scenes on the editing table itself and kept the runtime within the limits.
The photography work by Vamsi Patchipulusu is impressive as he showcased the entire on a lavish note. The artwork registers well. Production values by Mahesh Babu’s GMB Entertainments, Sony Pictures and A+S Movies are good as the entire film has a lavish look.
Analysis: Director Sashi Kiran Tikka did a good job in executing the film as per the on paper ideas and suggestions from Adivi Sesh.
Though Adivi Sesh’s screenplay focusing more on the patriotic nature of the hero is good, he would have worked more on exploring other sub-plots related to Sandeep’s life. As most of the film runs on the heroic presentation, after a point of time the audiences come across hero-centric elevation scenes which could have been dealt in a different version.
The love thread between the lead pair looks okay in the first half but the relationship scenes come as a speed breaker for the serious proceedings in the second half. Being NSG Commando trainer, Sandeep Unnikrishnan penetrating into the hotel and trying to rescue the hostages by facing off the terrorists alone also misses logic.
To summerize, Major is a great tribute to the slain NSG Commando and showcases the heroic act of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. While Adivi Sesh’s acting adds realistic texture to the film, focusing most of the time on the hero elevations may not go well with all sections of the audience.
Verdict: Adivi Sesh’s tribute to Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan!