Sony Picture International Productions has now forayed into Telugu Cinema with its first film, Major, co-produced by Mahesh Babu.
The movie is based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a National Security Guard commando, who had led the Black Tornado operation to save hostages in the 26/11 Taj Hotel attack in Mumbai.
Unnikrishnan was awarded the Ashok Chakra posthumously on January 26, 2009.
The film will be shot in both Hindi and Telugu.
Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh confirmed the announcement on Twitter.
Sony Pictures forays into #Telugu films, joins hands with Mahesh Babu for #Major… Inspired by the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan… Adivi Sesh in lead role… #Goodachari director Sashi Kiran Tikka to direct… In #Hindi and #Telugu… Starts Summer 2019. #MajorTheFilm pic.twitter.com/YZ3LfMyPBP
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 27, 2019
Major is written by Adivi Shesh, who also starred in and wrote two Telugu hits, Kshanam and Goodachari. He will also play the lead role in the film.
Major is to be directed by Shashikiran Tikka.
Mahesh Babu and Adivi Shesh both shared the film’s news on Twitter.
Honoured to bring you the story of our National hero – Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan…
Sending my best wishes to @AdiviSesh, director @sashikirantikka, team @GMBents, @AplusSMovies… & Congratulations @SonyPicsIndia on your debut Telugu production👍🏻#MajorTheFilm pic.twitter.com/BZf4gSE1Rn
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 27, 2019
Told you I had MAJOR news! 6 reasons why #MajorTheFilm is my dream project!
– Based on the Life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, A Real life Hero of 26/11
– SUPERSTAR @urstrulyMahesh producing my film! Pinching myself 🙂
– @SonyPicsIndia producing, taking us International level 🙂 pic.twitter.com/yULU0Y3bbb
— Adivi Sesh (@AdiviSesh) February 27, 2019
Sony Pictures had earlier worked with Padman, 102 Not Out and the recent Malayalam film 9.