Telugu actor Adivi Sesh on Friday released a sneak-peak video of his look from upcoming bilingual film Major, based on the life of late Major Unnikrishnan, who was leading the National Security Guard Commandos during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The video was posted to commemorate the 12th death anniversary of Major Unnikrishnan.
Major Unnikrishnan was martyred while in action at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai where the 26/11 attacks took place. He was awarded the Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, on January 26, 2009. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was a series of 12 coordinated shootings and bombing attacks by members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, an extremist Islamist organisation based in Pakistan, that lasted for over 72 hours across several places in Mumbai, including the iconic The Taj Palace Hotel.
Here it is. “The Look” Test in English & Hindi. I shared My feelings so that everyone could understand why this film means so much to ushttps://t.co/DZ3qihafzh
— Adivi Sesh (@AdiviSesh) November 27, 2020
Along with the look reveal, the video also mentions that the film’s first look will be released on December 17. The film is being simultaneously shot in Hindi and in Telugu.
Produced by Sony Pictures Films India in association with Mahesh Babu‘s GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies, Major is slated to release in 2021. This will be both Sesh and the director Sashi Kiran Tikka’s first Hindi film. The film also stars Sobhita Dhulipala and Saiee Manjrekar.
“I can only say that he impacted my life from the first moment I knew about him. It was in 2008, I remember when I had seen his photograph, splashed across all the channels. I didn’t know what to make of it. There was some sort of madness of spirit in his eyes,” Sesh said in the video, where he talks about researching for the movie for 10 years and getting acquainted with the late Major’s parents.
Sesh shared that when he first called Major Unnikrishnan’s father, he couldn’t believe someone had researched on the life of his late son for the past 10 years and “wanted to a tell a story inspired by his life.” The actor also said that the highest compliment he received was from the late Major’s mother, who said Sesh looks like her son from afar. “I think that is the moment I knew, that I had their permission to tell a story inspired by their son’s life,” Sesh shared.
“The film speaks about the way he lived, not the way he died,” said Sesh, who has scripted the film.