Major is a 2022 Indian biographical action drama film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and produced by Sony Pictures International Productions, GMB Entertainment, and A+S Movies. Filmed simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi languages, the film follows the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an army officer who was killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Adivi Sesh, in his Hindi film debut, plays the title character, writing the story and screenplay in addition. The film also stars Prakash Raj, Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar, Revathi, Murali Sharma and Anish Kuruvilla.
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Major Movie is based on A young Person known as Sandeep Unnikrishnan grows up with his sister, Sandhya, and his parents, K. Unnikrishnan and Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan. As a child, he was very curious about the world around him. When his father took him to see a Navy ceremony with military airplanes flying in the sky Sandeep developed an early fascination with the life of a soldier. In his later years as a secondary school student, Sandeep falls in love with his classmate, Isha Agarwal.
Sandeep applied to join the Indian Navy without telling his parents, much to the fury of K. Unnikrishnan. However, the Navy ultimately rejected Sandeep’s application, causing Sandeep to ultimately join the Army. As the years progressed Sandeep rose up the ranks to become an NSG training officer.
In 2008, Sandeep is well established in his career as a training officer for the 51 Special Action Group of the NSG and is married to Isha, but their marriage is in trouble. Sandeep asks for leave to try and save his marriage. On the same day as Sandeep’s leave though, Pakistani terrorists arrive in Mumbai by boat and they proceed to orchestrate deadly attacks in the city. Desperately crowds start heading to the Taj Hotel for safety but the terrorists also enter the hotel and start shooting at staff and guests indiscriminately.
The local police are called to the scene but they are ill-equipped to deal with the threat. Upon discovering the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, Sandeep requests Commander Shera to allow him to participate in the NSG mission to neutralize the terrorist threat. They leave for Mumbai and commence the military counterterrorism operation: Operation Black Tornado.
But the NSG encounters a vast number of obstacles and problems upon arriving at the scene. They lack surveillance cameras to discover the number of people inside the building. The terrorists have installed deadly booby traps and trip wires with bombs throughout the premises. Several hotel staff and guests end up crowded together in a locked room, all bound and gagged on the floor.
To make matters worse there is an intrusive media circus swarming outside the hotel reporting the NSG’s known operations and movements, information which ultimately proves useful to the terrorists. In the meantime, there is a guest, Pramoda Reddy, who is trapped on the fifth floor. She manages to keep herself hidden from the gunmen and ultimately takes responsibility to rescue a dead British tourist’s young daughter.
In the meantime, Sandeep talks to Isha over the phone. She is applying for divorce and scolds Sandeep for not being there with her but she is horrified when she discovers that Sandeep is at the Taj Hotel.
As the NSG rescue more hostages (several of whom remain tied up inside a locked banquet hall) and starts closing in on the remaining terrorists, Pramoda calls the downstairs lobby using a walkie-talkie from one of the dead security guards. Sandeep ultimately decides to go to the 5th floor to save them, saying that he would never be able to forgive himself if he did not save her. His colleagues subsequently use tear gas and Sandeep races up to the 5th floor. He ultimately rescues Pramoda and the young girl and kills some of the terrorists. But he dies during the conflict.
Sandeep’s parents watch in horror as the news coverage shows that Sandeep was killed in action. They had mistakenly thought that since Sandeep was a training officer he was not involved in the rescue mission at the Taj Hotel. After his death, there is a large military funeral and a crowd of well-wishers gathers to mourn Sandeep’s passing.
Isha is devastated at Sandeep’s death and discovers that he never signed the divorce papers. A 10-year commemoration ceremony in 2018 honoring the lives taken during the attack at the Taj Hotel. K. Unnikrishnan gives an impassioned speech in which he says that Sandeep should be remembered not for how he died, but for how he lived. During the commemorations, Pramoda is reunited with the young girl whose life she had saved.
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IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
Genres: Action | Crime | Thriller
Major Stars: Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala
Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka
Language: Hindi 5.1