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Synopsis : MAJOR is an upcoming Telugu movie scheduled to be released on 2 Jul, 2021. The movie is directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and will feature Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar and Prakash Raj as lead characters. Other popular actors who were roped in for Major are Revathi and Murali Sharma.

Nine years have passed since Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan lost his life in the 26/11 attecks. But, Sandeep’s memories are still fresh in the mind of our nation and his family…Here is the upcoming film MAJOR, which speaks about the way he lived, not about the way he lost his life for the nation.

the hero of 26/11
The Hero of 26/11, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan src: internet

During the 26/11/2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, there were brave heart commandos who fought the battle against the terrorists, some commandos were martyred in the line of duty. This story is about that brave heart Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was martyred while fighting with the terrorists in Taj Hotel.

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The film aims to show how this valiant soldier saved the lives of numerous hostages before being martyred by the terrorists who wreaked havoc in the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, India on the 26th of November, 2008. MAJOR, an Indian film, releasing in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam is produced by Sony Pictures Films India in association with Mahesh Babu’s GMB Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and A+S Movies.

This film is scheduled to be released theatrically on 2 July 2021 along with a Malayalam dubbed version. MAJOR is a bilingual movie made simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. MAJOR story and screenplay written by Adivi Sesh and script guidance and Telugu Dialogues are done by Abburi Ravi.

Get the goosebumps with the teaser now…
credit : Sony Pictures Films India

The teaser shows Adivi Sesh as Sandeep Unnikrishnan with his on-screen parents Revathi and Prakash Raj, and growing up wanting to be a patriot. The film’s cast includes Sobhita Dhulipala, Saee Manjrekar and Murali Sharma.

The teaser was unveiled by Salman Khan in Hindi, Prithviraj in Malayalam and Mahesh Babu in Telugu.

What captures viewers’ attention is a short letter Saiee’s character has written for Sandeep Unnikrishnan, played by Adivi Sesh. The poster features Saiee Manjrekar and Adivi Sesh in their much younger look and in school uniforms while studying at Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore.

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan is fondly remembered for his bravery and sacrifice in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. The brave army officer had an eventful life while serving the nation. MAJOR, the film, pays a tribute to the martyr by bringing to screen his heroics during the terrorist attacks and celebrates the spirit of Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life.

About the Major and Movie

Based on the life of real-life Hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, this movie aims to show how this valiant soldier saved the lives of numerous hostages before being martyred by the terrorists who wreaked havoc in the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, India on the 26th of November, 2008 and was consequently awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award, on 26 January 2009.

The movie MAJOR is a Biography film, includes action, drama and also you’ll get the touch of patriotic feels and the line “DON’T COME UP… I’LL HANDLE THEM.”, asserts the voice even as the screen blacks out.


  • Adivi Sesh as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan
  • Sobhita Dhulipala as Pramoda
  • Saiee Manjrekar as Neha Unnikrishnan
  • Prakash Raj as K. Unnikrishnan
  • Revathi as Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan
  • Murali Sharma


  • Sashi Kiran Tikka, Director
  • Mahesh Babu, Producer
  • Adivi Sesh, Story Writer
  • Sricharan Pakala, Music Director
  • Ramajogaya Sastry, Lyricst
  • Abburi Ravi, Dialogues
  • Vamsi Patchipulusu, Cinematography
  • Vinay Kumar Sirigineedi & Kodati Pavan Kalyan, Editing


Actor Adivi Sesh’s last outing with the director Sashi Kiran Tikka gave Goodachari, and was a critically acclaimed thriller that went on to be a box office hit. Known to consistently raise the bar in recent years as a writer and actor with his films Kshanam, Goodachari and Evaru, Adivi Sesh is all set to debut in Hindi with MAJOR.