Shershaah which was premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2021 is one of the streaming platform’s most successful Hindi feature films.It tells the story of martyred soldier Vikram Batra played by Siddharth Malhotra.
Coincidentally actor Adivi Sesh’s much-lauded release Major is also a martyred soldier’s story.
According to Adivi Sesh here is how his team made sure that Major was not similar in content or tone to Shershaah. “When we became aware that another film about a young martyred soldier was being made, we wanted to make sure our film was not too similar. Luckily for me, Vishnuvardhan the director of Shershaah, was a close friend of mine. I had worked with him in the Telugu film Panjaa in 2011.We were therefore able to work closely together to ensure that the two soldiers’ stories didn’t resemble one another.”
This unique method to avoid overlapping has paid rich dividends. Shershaah was a huge success, and Major is on the way to being success. This would not have happened if Major coming so soon after was too similar to Shershaah.