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Major (2020 film)

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Directed bySashi Kiran Tikka
Produced by
  • Mahesh Babu
  • Namratha Shirodkar
Written byAbburi Ravi (dialogues)
Screenplay by
  • Adivi Sesh
  • Sashi Kiran Tikka
Story byAdivi Sesh
  • Adivi Sesh
  • Sobhita Dhulipala
  • G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
  • A+S Movies
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing International

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Major is a 2020 Indian Biographical film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka..[1] It is based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a martyr of 2008 Mumbai attacks. The film is being shot in both Telugu and Hindi. The film stars Adivi Sesh and Sobhita Dhulipala and produced by Mahesh Babu, Namratha Shirodkar on G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. The film is scheduled to be released in 2020.


  • Adivi Sesh as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan
  • Sobhita Dhulipala



In January 2019, Sony Pictures Entertainment has registered two titles with the producers’ association called Major and Major Sandeep in their endeavour to make a biopic on his life.[2] Namratha Shirodkar spouse of Mahesh Babu, co-producer on the film approached Adivi Sesh for portraying the role of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. He quickly accepted the offer as he was dreaming to play the role for years. He interacted with Sandeep's parents for researching about him. He is writing the screenplay with his Goodachari director Sashi Kiran Tikka helming the film.[3] In February 2019, it was announced by G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd on social media about the film.[4]


On 2 March 2020 it was revealed that Sobhita Dhulipala joined the cast in an undisclosed role[5]


The principal photography on the film was started in early January 2020.[6][7] Portions of the film were shot in Kashmir, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Important scenes were being filmed at Kashmir border but they were halted in March 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.[8]


  1. "Adivi Sesh's 'Major' news finally revealed! - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. "26/11 Martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's story to turn into a film". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. "Adivi Sesh on his role in Major". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. "Mahesh Babu confirms to produce Adivi Sesh's Major – a biopic on Sandeep Unnikrishnan". IBTimes. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. "Sobhita Dhulipala to star in Sashi Kirans Major".
  6. "Sony Pictures India op Twitter: "Thrilled to announce that the beautiful @sobhitaD will play a crucial role in MAJOR, a film that has been inspired by the true story of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. She will be joining @AdiviSesh to bring the heroic story of the NSG Commando to life. #MajorTheFilm". Retrieved 2020-03-02. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Shoot commences for Adivi Sesh's 'Major'". The News Minute. 2020-02-17. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  8. "We were shooting for some peak scenes for Major when the pandemic hit: Adivi Sesh - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-06-13.

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