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Major actor Adivi Sesh says the word pan-India is somewhat abused; calls the movie an Indian film

The multilingual project also features Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Revathi and Murli Sharma in important roles

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 07.30 AM, Jun 02, 2022

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Major actor Adivi Sesh says the word pan-India is somewhat abused; calls the movie an Indian film

Major

Adivi Sesh’s biographical drama, Major, is a project fans have been eagerly looking forward to. As the movie is only a matter of hours away from its big release, the actor has now opened up about Major, calling it an Indian film as opposed to a pan-Indian movie.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Sesh was asked if we could call Major a pan-Indian movie, to which he replied “No.”

“It is an all Indian film,” said Sesh. “I believe the word pan-India has been somewhat abused. It sounded good in the beginning as it felt like we are catering to Indians across the country. But then it started sounding a bit like an euphemism for a dubbed film.”

The writer-actor then added that on the contrary, he believes that movies like Uri: The Surgical Striker is a pan-Indian movie because it was loved in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Mumbai and other places. He added that Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was born in Kerala and grew up in Bangalore and has worked in Hyderabad, Haryana, Kargit, and Mumbai and this makes it “all Indian”. 

Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishna, who was martyred at the Mumbai Attacks, the movie will track his life from his early days in the army to his last day. The movie is penned by Sesh, and directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka. 

Apart from Adivi in the lead, the movie also stars Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Revathi and Murli Sharma in important roles. Backed by Sony Pictures Films India in association with Mahesh Babu's GMB Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and A+S Movies, the movie is set to hit theatres on June 3 in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. 

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