Director: Shashi Kiran Tikka
Category: Hindi, Action, Biography, Drama
Time: 2 hours 28 minutes
Rating: 3.5 / 5
You may have seen millions of heroes and their heroism on screen, but when you look at the story of real superheroes who sacrificed their lives for their country, it feels different. The mind is flooded with pride and emotions. The movie ‘Major’, based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a brave young man of 51 NGS who was martyred in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, also produces something similar. The bravery of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who has been aspiring to join the army and serve the country since his childhood, will inspire the furry to keep the country supreme and to give his life in fulfilling the duties of a true sepoy.
The film written by Telugu young star Adivi Shesh and starring him in the lead role is definitely an honest tribute to Major Sandeep. A soldier shows that he keeps the country above his family, love and relationships. Directed by Shashi Kiran Tikka, this film will finally make your eyes water. Especially in the second half, the chronology of the attack on the Taj Hotel in Mumbai is vividly portrayed.
In the role of Major, Adivi’s remaining hard work is eye-catching. He has brought the character to life on screen very nicely. Many of the action scenes directed by Sunil Rodrigues are superb. That dark night of November 26, 2008 was like a nightmare for the whole country and seeing all this come alive on the screen, a flash will pass. Vamsi went on to praise Paichipulusu for his cinematography.
However, the film could have been made better in the first half. The filmmaker could have better portrayed the major personality of the Major in this part, his journey from joining the Army to becoming a Major. The first half depicts Major Sandeep’s childhood, relationship with mother (Revati) and father (Prakash Raj), love with Isha (Sai Manjrekar) at school, training in NDA. But cases of obsession with the Major’s army, such as when he cut his Army hair in the sixth grade, were very active in sports. After joining the Army, before Operation Black Tornado on 26/11, he was part of a number of missions in Kargil, such as Operation Victory, Operation Parakram, Operation Rakshak, all of which are not mentioned in the film. These matters could be shown as a reference. However, all these weaknesses are covered up after the story of the film reaches Mumbai.
Apart from Adivi, Prakash Raj and Revathi have also done a great job in the role of Sandeep’s parents in Actig. Sai and Shobhita have also done justice to their character. One of the songs of the film ‘O Isha’ is catchy. This film saluting Major Sandeep should be seen at least once.