– REEMA CHHABDA
The story of a courageous soldier is told in Major. The story starts from the year 1995, with his father (Prakash Raj), mother (Revathy), and sister Sandhya, Sandeep Unnikrishnan (Adivi Sesh) lives in Bengaluru. Sandeep is a student who has already decided to join the military. After being rejected by the Navy, he wants to join the Army. He succeeds and proves to be both a courageous and a nice soldier. Isha, his childhood sweetheart, marries him (Saiee M Manjrekar). By 2008, he had been assigned to the 51 Special Action Group of the National Security Guard at Manesar, Haryana, as the training officer (NSG).
He’s so focused on his work that he doesn’t have time for Isha. He receives a letter from Isha on November 26, 2008, compelling him to fly to Bengaluru immediately. When he discovers that Mumbai is being rocked by terrorist attacks, he must cancel the ticket. He flies to Mumbai with his unit and proceeds to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to rescue residents and exterminate terrorists. The rest of the movie is built around what happens next.
Adivi Sesh’s story is cliched but compelling. The screenplay by Adivi Sesh (guided by Abburi Ravi) is pretty excellent, especially once the 26/11 track starts. He adds some interesting and poignant parts to the story. The Hindi dialogues of Akshat Ajay Sharma are conversational, with a few hard-hitting one-liners thrown in for good measure.
The direction by Sashi Kiran Tikka is excellent. He excels in action and thrilling situations, it is the emotional side of the film that shines. On the other hand, the early half of the film does not hold up well, particularly the love narrative, which does not feel natural. Meanwhile, the romantic track in the second half serves as a detour. The second part is likewise a little long.
Vamsi Patchipulusu’s cinematography is excellent since it is simple and straightforward. One of the film’s highlights is Sunil Rodrigues’ action. The visual effects at Annapurna Studios are excellent. The editing by Vinay Kumar Sirigineedi and Kodati Pavan Kalyan is up to the mark.
Adivi Sesh puts forth a fantastic performance. He has a captivating appearance and also appears to be a trained soldier. He’ll undoubtedly gain a lot of national attention. Saiee M Manjrekar has a nice appearance, but her acting isn’t up to par. As usual, Prakash Raj is dependable. Revathy is outstanding. In a supporting part, Sobhita Dhulipala is quite good. Murli Sharma (Shera) impresses yet again.
Sricharan Pakala’s music is mediocre. ‘Oh Isha’ and ‘Saathiya’ are good tracks, but they won’t last long. The background score by Sricharan Pakala is fairly powerful and adds to the overall impact.
Major, as a whole, pays fitting respect to the fearless hero of the terrorist attacks of 26/11. The film is enhanced by Adivi Sesh’s outstanding performance. With positive word of mouth, it has the potential to do well at the box office.