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Major Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Thursday, June 2, 2022 • Telugu ]
Major Review
Sony Pictures, GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies
Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Revathi, Murali Sharma
Sashi Kiran Tikka
S. Thaman

Major Movie Review

'Major' hits the screens this Friday (June 2). In this section, we are going to review the latest box office release.


Sandeep Unnikrishnan is like any other youngster who woos the most beautiful classmate and loves his doting parents. A spirited and patriotic youngster, he opts to serve in the Indian Army. At a time when his life is going smoothly, especially after his marriage to his girlfriend Isha, the worst terrorist attack hits Mumbai on November 26, 2008. Sandeep, who is a Major in the NSG, takes it upon himself to lead the anti-terror operation at Hotel Taj. His fight and emotional roller-coaster moments before his martyrdom are what the second half is about.

Major Movie Review


Adivi Sesh has written the film's story and screenplay inspired by Major Sandeep's life. He stays as true to the material as it can get; after all, he has as 'editors' Sandeep's parents themselves. In writing his dream project, the actor falls back on the story-telling prowess of Sandeep's parents. That explains why the first half of this action drama is laced with fondness, parental nostalgia, and touching indulgence.

The film covers itself in glory when Sandeep is both humanized and also made a hero at every turn. Abburi Ravi, who has provided the dialogue and script guidance, keeps the writing rooted and tethered to the Tollywood masala flavour. The principles of filmmaking have been respected while also narrating the heroic biographical tale of a martyr.

Prakash Raj, as Major's father, is lovely when he looks domineering and equally adorable when he is emotional. Revathi, the seasoned character artist, doesn't get to speak much but her performance is rich. Saiee Manjrekar, as Isha, gets to define the love track. She has a personality of her own, something that feels complete in the second half. Sobhita Dhulipala, as Dr. Pramoda Reddy, plays a virtuous hostage who puts her life on the line. Murali Sharma's presence was needed more in the second half but he makes the cut despite the shortfall in terms of the run-time.

Major Movie Review

The film essentially belongs to Sesh. He taps into his strengths and delivers his career's most action-heavy film. In the case of 'Kshanam', 'Goodachari' and 'Evaru', the feel was muted. In the case of 'Major', there is no aversion towards occasional loudness. And the same is welcome, considering that the film narrates one of the most horrendous episodes of post-Independence India. Sesh's performance is as earnest as his writing.

The multiple sets put up under Avinash Kolla's aegis help matters. The Hotel Taj's interiors are realistic and the absence of budgetary constraints shows. Sricharan Pakala's background music is spot-on, while Vamsi Patchipulusu's camera work in the second half is A-class. Sunil Rodrigues is joined by the Naba-Subbu duo for action choreography. Rekha Boggarapu's costumes are authentic.

Major Movie Review

At 149 minutes, the film is edited smartly. The first half goes into establishing the personality of the lovely son/boyfriend Sandeep, while the second half is about the bravery of Major Sandeep. Once the 26/11 Attacks take off, the narration goes about its way.


'Major' connects with the viewer on all levels. This is a must-watch patriotic drama that is also a biographical tale powered by neat performances and outstanding technical elements.

Rating: 3 / 5.0


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