The first look of actor the film Major, based on the life of NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was killed in action during the 2008 Mumbai attack, was released on Friday.
Actor-director Adivi Sesh will essay the title role. He also released a video message as a tribute to Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Referring to a photograph of Sandeep, the actor said that he resembled one of his cousin brothers and that he was drawn in by the passion in his eyes.
REMEMBERING MAJOR SANDEEP UNNIKRISHNAN... #AdiviSesh - who portrays Major #SandeepUnnikrishnan in #Major - pays tribute with a video and look test photo... Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka... Produced by Sony Pictures Films India, GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies. #MajorTheFilm pic.twitter.com/HjeA894M2q— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 27, 2020
He said that he decided to learn more about Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and started reading up on him and collecting newspaper clippings that came out on him. Adivi Sesh said that Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's father was surprised when he apprached him with a desire to make a film on his son.
The actor said that the greatest compliment was when Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's mother told him she looked like her son 'from afar'.
The biopic is being simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi.