It is the sacrifice of Indian soldiers that we are able to enjoy a safe and stable life. In the wake of the latest rising tension between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama attack, India is riding high on patriotism. On February 14, around 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the Pulwama attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad.
But this is not the first time that Indian soldiers have laid their lives while protecting the country. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan lost his life while fighting the terrorists during the attack on Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai in 2008. Unnikrishnan was a National Security Guards (NSG) commando and his life story has now inspired filmmakers to make a biopic on him.
Major Unnikrishnan Biopic Details
According to reports, Sony Pictures International Productions is making a film that is titled Major. The film will be a biopic of Major Unnikrishnan. Adivi Sesh, a leading young actor is playing the lead role. Co-produced by A+S Movies of Anurag Reddy, Adivi Entertainment and Sharath Chandra, Sesh is also writing the story of the movie. Shashikiran Tikka, the director of Goodachari will direct the movie.
The statement says that the production house of the Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu (G Mahesh Babu Entertainment -GMB) have signed on dotted lines as the producer of Major which will be made in Telugu and Hindi. GMB is a production as well as distribution house in the country.
Sony Pictures Enter Telugu Film Industry With ‘Major’
Incidentally, “Major” will be the first film by Sony pictures for the Telugu film industry. The production house has been expanding its reach to regional film industry since last few years. Also noteworthy is the fact that with this movie, GMB will also make its entry into Hindi cinema.
The Executive Vice President and Head, Sony Pictures International Productions, Laine Kline said, “Major is a powerful story that will not just inspire Indians but will transcend boundaries. We couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring story for our first foray into the Telugu film industry.”
The Managing Director of Sony Pictures Entertainment, India, Vivek Krishnani stated, “We are excited to partner with Mahesh and Namrata who are such creative forces and are equally thrilled to welcome them in the Hindi film industry.”
Story Of A National Hero
Former Miss. India and wife of Mahesh Babu who is now the Managing Director at GMB, Namrata Shirodkar Ghattamaneni stated that they are highly excited to tell the original and unique story of Major Unnikrishnan who is a national hero. She further added that GMB was impressed by the vision of Sesh and Sashi for the story of Major which echoed with her team. In Sony Pictures, they have found the right partners who can support all the way to bring the incredible story live on the big screen for the Pan-India audience as well as for the international viewers.
Reports indicate that the shooting for the film “Major” will start in the latter part of this year and is expected to release next year.
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