New Delhi: While Adivasi Sesha is overwhelmed by his praise for his performance in ‘Major’, the most special words came from the parents of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who saw the film with Adivi in Bangalore.
In a touching gesture, Major Sandeep’s mother Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan also wore the same sari she wore to the screening 23 years ago during her son’s piping ceremony when he joined the Indian Army. She also wore the watch that he had gifted her.
It was an emotional and real moment for Adivi to re-live these special moments with the family of the late Major, as he paid tribute to him on the big screen.
Describing this emotional moment, Adivasi says, “Two days before the release, we had premiered in Bangalore. Amma (mother of late Sandeep Unnikrishnan) called me and said, “23 years ago, I attended Major Sandeep’s graduation. For wearing this sari. Today I am wearing this saree for you.”
“He showed me the watch he gave her and she came to see the movie. I kid you not, the moment I saw her, I hugged her for four minutes and I held her hand while watching the movie. It was a real feeling tha, the parent was watching a movie inspired by their son who is no more. After the movie he gave me a kiss, I sat on the floor holding his hand and in that moment, I knew we had won “
Adivi has been praised for her sensitive and poignant portrayal of the late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.