Film based on 26/11 attack hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan is getting ready. Movie is named as Major. Mahesh Babu’s home banner Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu Entertainment (GMB) in association with Sony Pictures Productions will bankroll for the movie. Movie will be released in two languages: Hindi and Telugu.
Regarding the movie, Mahesh Babu’s wife and managing director of the production company, Namrata Shirdokar, said, “Mahesh and I have envisioned GMB to bring stories that resonate globally. We are excited to be able to tell such a unique and original tale about the life of a national hero.
Sesh Adivi and Sashikiran Tikka’s honest vision for Major’s story resonated with us. In Sony Pictures, we have found the right partners to bring the incredible story to the big screen for both, Indian and international audience.”
After the movie 9 starring PrithviRaj, this will be the next movie of Sony Pictures. Major will movie will marks the entry of Sony Pictures’ entry into the Telugu film industry. Also this will be the first movie of GMB in Hindi cinema.
Major movie will be all about Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the NSG commando. He saved several hostages during the 26/11 attack at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai and ended up sacrificing his life for the nation. In 2009, he was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest military honour in peacetime.
Adivi Sesh will be playing the role of Sandeep Unnikrishnan. He added in Twitter on February 27 as follows:, “Told you I had MAJOR news! 6 reasons why #MajorTheFilm is my dream project!
– Based on the Life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, A Real life Hero of 26/11
– SUPERSTAR @urstrulyMahesh producing my film! Pinching myself 🙂
– @SonyPicsIndia producing, taking us International level 🙂 (sic)”
– Hindi Telugu bilingual of A National Hero’s story
– My dear friends @AplusSMovies producing !
– Reuniting with my Goodachari director @sashikirantikka , just a couple of Telugu Boys making our Bollywood debut.
Director of Goodachari Sashi Kiran Tikka will be directing the movie. Sashi Kiran is a New York Film Academy (NYFA) pass-out and Goodachari is his well known work as well as his debut movie. It was spy-thriller, which is released in 2018. Movie was co-written by Sesh. He played the lead role in this movie.This movie was a great success in box office. Major will go on floor in 2019 and hit the screens in 2020.