The film, starring Advi Sesh, is being shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan biopic to be released on 2 July
29 Jan 2021 15:24 IST
The major Sandeep Unnikrishnan biopic, Major, will be released on 2 July. Announced back in 2019, the film will see Adivi Sesh portray the titular army officer who was martyred in action during the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka, the film, which features Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala and Prakash Raj, is being shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu.
MAJOR and his team are ready to charge into Cinemas from JULY 2nd ✊#MajorOnJuly2#MajorTheFilm @AdiviSesh @SashiTikka @sobhitaD @saieemmanjrekar @sonypicsindia @GMBents @urstrulyMahesh @AplusSMovies @vivekkrishnani @sonypicsfilmsin pic.twitter.com/DcPoXFitVu— Major (@MajorTheFilm) January 29, 2021
The poster does not reveal much, but like the teasers before, it captures the actor in a moment of reflection, with his physical injuries and smoke in the background underlining the severe nature of the attack.
The Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry award for his sacrifice, was bestowed upon Sandeep posthumously for his valour and self-sacrifice.
Last December, on Sesh's birthday, the makers released a poster featuring the actor as the hero. The film will mark the Hindi debut of the actor. Incidentally, it also marks the Telugu debut of Manjrekar.
Major is being produced by Sony Pictures Films India in association with Mahesh Babu's GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies.