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How The Makers Of ‘Major’ Researched About Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s Life

The director of upcoming film 'Major' reveals how the team researched about Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's life before making his biopic.

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s biopic is finally set to release in theatres. The film has been long-awaited and was delayed multiple times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The makers of the film recently released the trailer of ‘Major’ in Hindi and Telugu. The trailer received an overwhelming response from the audience and the film’s cast and crew gathered for a press conference to celebrate the trailer’s success.

During the press meeting, the film’s director, Sashi Kiran Tikka was asked how he researched for Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life. He said, “Our prime source of research is from Uncle and aunty (Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s parents). We have spent extensive hours knowing about Major. We also went to his school, met his friends, teachers and his colleagues in 7 Bihar. We went to the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune. We also visited the Manesar NSG base. So, we have spent extensive time researching about him and the incidents.”

He also revealed that he took permission from Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s parents before making the film.

When asked whether he has added fictional elements in Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s biopic, the director said, “There is a bit of fiction but I can tell you one thing. It is honestly made. Even the fiction parts are honestly shown. Because putting the life of a 31-year-old man in two and a half hours is not possible.”

‘Major’ is a biographical action film based on the life Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an army officer, who immortalised himself during the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Actor Adivi Sesh plays the role of Major Sandeep while Saiee Manjrekar plays his love interest. Popular actor Prakash Raj will be seen playing Major’s father in the film. It is all set to release in theatres on June 3 in Hindi and Telugu languages.

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