Major Review - Story
Major essentially revolves around the lesser-known side of Major Sandeep. It covers the childhood, teen love, and family side of India’s proud son. Adivi Sesh essays the titular role and he shares the screen with Saiee Manjrekar(Sandeep’s wife), and Prakash Raj & Revathi (Sandeep’s parents). It ends with the infamous Mumbai terror attacks.
Major Review - Analysis
Adivi Sesh essays the central role and he shoulders the film with his towering performance. His portrayal of Sandeep is riveting and packs authenticity. He is ably supported by Saiee Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Revathi, Murali Sharma, and others who play the other lead roles in the film.
The fundamental challenge for Major is that almost everyone knows what happened during the horrifying Mumbai terror attacks. So, team Major tries to bring something new to the table by covering the childhood and teen love of Sandeep. These tracks are partly engaging, but they aren’t quite high on impetus.
The real deal starts when Sandeep joins the NSG and the film picks the momentum from the pre-interval block. The entirety of the second half revolves around the terror attacks and how the NSG foiled the same. The action part stands out here.
A fair few cinematic liberties were taken while presenting the Mumbai terror attacks track and this might seem a tad off-putting at first. But that is understandable, given the Major is a feature film and not a documentary.
Major starts off on a rather slow note but picks the momentum towards the pre-interval block. The interval block is an arresting one. The latter half is an action-packed one and it offers enough thrills to keep the viewers engaged. The film is powered by stellar performances by the lead and support cast.
The cinematography is of elite quality. But the real standout is the impeccable background score. Sricharan Pakala deserves a pat on the back for his truly magnificent soundtrack. He elevates many scenes in either half with his audio score.
As a whole, Major is a partly engrossing patriotic action drama. It has enough high moments to keep the viewers hooked. There are a few hiccups along the way as well but they are outnumbered by brilliantly executed action blocks.