Adivi Sesh’s Major Movie Review

Cast: Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Murali Sharma, Revathi, Shobita Dhulipala

Music by Sricharan Pakala
Cinematography by Vamsi Patchipulusu
Edited by Vinay Kumar Sigirineedi, Kodati Pawan Kalyan
Written by Adivi Sesh, Abburi Ravi
Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka
Produced by Mahesh Babu, Anurag Reddy, Sarath Chandra

Major is the biopic based on Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life story . Sandeep martyred in the Mumbai 26/11 attacks and he got Parama Veera Chakra from the Indian Government for his valiant sacrifice to save his young team of NSG Commandos. Adivi Sesh after Kshanam, Goodachari and Evaru successes has made this movie with his Goodachari director, Sashi Kiran Tikka. Movie is produced by Mahesh Babu and it released on 3rd June. Let’s discuss how it is…


Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan (Adivi Sesh)’s life is being documented by a journalist and she reaches out to his father (Prakash Raj) and mother (Revathi) to talk about him. His father believes that to understand his sacrifice, we need to understand him first. He starts narrating the life story of Sandeep from young age and his love story with Isha (Saiee Manjrekar) gets major interest. Later, he talks about how he transformed himself from being passionate about uniform to understanding the meaning behind becoming and living like a soldier till his 26/11 sacrifice. To know exactly how this plays out, watch the movie.


Adivi Sesh in few scenes performs very well and in few scenes doesn’t match with the bar he has set for himself. He pulls off action sequences convincingly. Saiee Manjrekar is good in first half romance portions but not so good in matured portions. Prakash Raj, Revathi, Murali Sharma breathed life into the scenes they are offered. Others did they parts adequately to the demands of the script.

Writing wise movie tried to fictionalize almost all the aspects of 26/11 attacks and Sandeep’s younger age. The comparisons with Shershaah are obvious. Movie makers might not mind it. Movie works in most parts and thankfully those parts have high impact than those that don’t work. If writers could have come up with much proper reasoning than just finding answer to being a soldier, the movie would have been even better. Even if the answers to those questions hadn’t been just about sacrificing life for Nation, it would have been much better. Sacrificing life is a part of job but not the ultimate goal. Had this been told even more clearly, the intention behind making this movie could have found more appreciation than just praising martyr like Sandeep. Yes, his life did have a meaning, his sacrifice shouldn’t go to waste and will never be forgotten.


  • Performances of the actors
  • Action sequences
  • Young love track


  • Few dragged out sequences
  • Loose emotional scenes in mid-second half
  • Lacks connect in some scenes

Rating: 3/5

Bottomline: Watch it for Sandeep!

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