Major (film)

Major is an upcoming Indian biographical film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and produced by Sony Pictures, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment and A+S Movies. Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi and later dubbed into Malayalam, it is based on the life of 2008 Mumbai attacks martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Adivi Sesh (in his Hindi film debut) portrays Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the title character, in addition to writing the script.[2] The film is scheduled to be released theatrically on 2 July 2021 along with a Malayalam dubbed version.[1]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySashi Kiran Tikka
Produced byMahesh Babu
Screenplay byAdivi Sesh
Dialogue byAbburi Ravi (Telugu)
Akshat Ajay Sharma (Hindi)
Story byAdivi Sesh
Music bySricharan Pakala
CinematographyVamsi Patchipulusu
Edited byVinay Kumar Sirigineedi
Kodati Pavan Kalyan
Release date
  • 2 July 2021 (2021-07-02)[1]
  • Telugu
  • Hindi



The film was announced in February 2019, with Adivi Sesh in the lead role.[7] The film is produced by Telugu film actor Mahesh Babu under his studio G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment, in a collaboration with Sony Pictures India and A+S Movies.[8][9]

Principal photography began in February 2020.[10][11] By September 2020, more than 50% of the film had been shot, and further shooting is planned to take place in Hyderabad in October 2020.[12] Sobhita Dhulipala filming completed her portions in November 2020.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Adivi Sesh's Major confirms its release date". Telugu Cinema. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Major first look: Mahesh Babu unveils Adivi Sesh's look". The Indian Express. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Sobhita Dhulipala lands a role in 'Major' opposite Adivi Sesh". The News Minute. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar set to relive 26/11 horrors in Hindi-Telugu bilingual Major based on Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan". Mumbai Mirror.
  5. ^ Taneja, Parina (24 September 2020). "Saiee Manjrekar to star in Hindi-Telugu bilingual film on 26/11 horrors titled Major". IndiaTV News.
  6. ^ a b c "Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major' To Release On July 2". News 18. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Adivi Sesh's 'Major' news finally revealed! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Mahesh Babu to produce film on 26/11 martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan". India Today. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Mahesh Babu To Produce Film On 26/11 Hero Major Unnikrishnan".
  10. ^ "Shoot commences for Adivi Sesh's 'Major'". The News Minute. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Major: Shooting for the Sandeep Unnikrishnan biopic starring Adivi Sesh resumes". The Times of India. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Saiee Manjrekar signs Adivi Sesh's film Major based on 26/11 hero Sandeep Unnikrishnan". India Today. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  13. ^ Ranjan, Ganesh. "Sobhita Dhulipala wraps up the shooting of 'Major' co-starring Adivi Sesh". Republic World. Retrieved 29 January 2021.

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