The teaser of Major, Telugu star Adivi Sesh bio-pic treatment of the life and courage of Indian soldier Sandeep Unni Krishnan who lost his life battling terrorists during the 26/11 siege of the Taj hotel in Mumbai, is out.
And Adivi has never received a better response to his work. “It’s the best response that I’ve ever had in my career. Do I feel anxious about the audiences’ response to the film?I feel that anxiety in the sense of making sure this is a good film. But not in any other way. I guess I put enough pressure on myself generally!”
So when does the film release?
Says Adivi, “Oh there’s tremendous uncertainty due to the COVID situation, especially for the Hindi version since audiences in the South seem more open to going to movie theatres in spite of the pandemic .We are more sure to get the audience to come for the Tamil and Telugu versions.However we have to make sure the time is right for the film to release properly in all three languages.”
Going by the response to Adivi’s soldierly act in Major, it seems this work of valorous validation will be a game-changer in his career.
Adivi shrugs, “I don’t know if I have ever planned career moves as this level or next level. I just try to do the best I can. I feel that all the more here because I’m part of a film inspired by the life of a real man.”
Adivi feels this to be the most important film of his career so far. “And that is part of the happiness that I feel for the way people have reacted to the teaser. The ability to be able to tell a beautiful and true story on such a grand canvas empowers me as an actor.This is a good feeling for Ugadi, the Telugu new year .”