Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala starrer 'Major' hits the screens this Friday (June 2). Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka. Here is the Short Review of Major Movie.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.