If actor-writer Adivi Sesh cherishes the special screening of his Major for Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s parents, there’s a solid reason for it. For the special show in Bangalore held two days prior to the film’s theatrical release on 3rd June, the late NSG Major’s mother wore the saree which she had worn 23 years ago for her son’s graduation ceremony. She also wore the wrist watch Sandeep had gifted her. Major is a biopic of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who laid down his life while fighting the terrorists at Bombay’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel after the dastardly terror attacks on Bombay city on 26th November, 2008.

While Adivi Sesh is overwhelmed by the humbling words that are coming his way for his performance in Major, he cherishes “the most special words” that came his way from Major Sandeep’s parents who watched the film with him. It was an emotional and surreal moment for Adivi to relive these special moments with the late Major’s family, as they watched a tribute to him on the big screen. Narrating this emotional moment, Adivi Sesh says, “Two days before the release, we held the premiere show in Bangalore. Amma (late Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s mother) called me and said that she was wearing the same saree for the screening, which she had worn 23 years ago for her son’s graduation; she was now wearing the saree for me. I kid you not, the moment I saw her arrive for the screening, I hugged her for four full minutes and I held their hands while watching the film. It was a surreal feeling, parents watching a film inspired by their son who is no longer there. After the film, they gave me a kiss, I held their hands and sat on the floor and, in that moment, I knew we had won.”

Different occasions, same saree.