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Sricharan Pakala’s Music Makes Main One Of The Greatest Theatrical Experiences Of The 12 months

Forged: Adivi Sesh, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Revathi

Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka

The media is leaking the areas of India’s NSG Commandos. The terrorists are watching TV and are capable of derail all of the plans of the NSGs who’re up in opposition to an enemy that’s ready to die and kill. The enemies even have satellite tv for pc telephones and digital blueprints of the resort that’s underneath siege and India’s NSGs have only a hand-drawn sketch of the resort. What do the NSG officers do?

Can we give an impassioned speech to the media to be higher and support in nationwide safety? Or will they care extra about TRPs and reside updates than the lives being threatened by the terrorists?

What does Main Sandeep Unnikrishnan do? What does Adivi Sesh, the author of the movie, do?

What unfolds on display and the way this results in a hair-raising masala second is all you should know why Main is a movie nicely conscious of the liberties it might probably and can’t take resulting in an exceptional theatrical expertise.

This movie directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka starring Adivi Sesh tells the story of Main Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the NSG officer who sacrificed his life through the 26/11 assaults on Mumbai. I’m undecided concerning the actual lifetime of Main Sandeep Unnikrishnan and the movie doesn’t wish to inform us the reality as a lot because it desires to present us the essence of the person’s life.

Normally, this is able to imply writers and administrators add hagiographical parts and an overdose of patriotism that guilts the viewers. However Main is just too elegant to do this. It by no means rubs patriotism in your face. Quite it exhibits how a small boy who was terrified of a avenue canine grows as much as grow to be the bravest man within the face of demise. On this movie’s universe, a soldier means anybody who may give braveness to others and it’s this definition that drives the narrative ahead. It permits it to restrain from portray the villains cartoonishly or cheapening the bravery by overly completed stunts. It’s simply the correct amount.


The most important think about serving to Main get there to me is undoubtedly Sricharan Pakala’s music, by no means thunderous however slowly rising resulting in the tragic climax. All through the movie, his music doesn’t intrude however lures you into cheering for the courageous officer to the purpose the place you would like you can imbibe his spirit. 

Main should not have been a straightforward movie to attain music for as a result of Sricharan Pakala has two totally different challenges forward of him. First, he has to create an environment of doom and heroism i.e. we all know Sandeep Unnikrishnan goes to die and he was heroic. The problem is to get us to really feel each and by no means lose stability. The second problem is to carry the movie’s viewers captivated within the first half of the movie which tells the story of Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life earlier than the fateful day. A lot may have gone mistaken.

Can we care concerning the love story in class? Or the small scuffles whereas he’s coaching as a soldier? Particularly in a movie that sensibly selected to not over dramatize the love story. If there may be any criticism concerning the movie it’s that the primary half appears like a group of music movies – one which tells us the varsity love story, one with the coaching montage and the rise of the hero, one concerning the first kiss and the one concerning the hero’s name to mission. It’s not essentially a foul factor nevertheless it may have gone mistaken.  

However Sricharan Pakala stitches these scenes together with his music, ensuring we by no means look into our telephones. Additionally it is within the love story that I used to be most impressed with Adivi Sesh, the author. Take for example the generic meet cute sequence with Neha (Saiee Manjrekar) that’s adopted by a music. In different movies we’ve seen writers and administrators delve into this territory with mediocre outcomes – the boy chases the woman, the woman says no at first however secretly loves the boy yada yada yada. However Adivi Sesh offers objective to this music – she offers him a digit of her cellphone quantity each time she falls in love with him. And by the top of it, she’s absolutely in love with him. A small contact like this lets us purchase this love story rapidly.

Even the best way Adivi Sesh, the author, handles the marital battle between Neha and Sandeep is mature as a result of she’s by no means villainized and the movie goes as far to say that very similar to Sandeep she too sacrificed as a spouse and a girl for her nation. It’s a courageous assertion the place a lesser film would have both chastised her or demanded the sacrifice from her.

It’s tender, it’s delicate, and it’s human.


Adivi Sesh as Sandeep Unnikrishnan is a bit of unconvincing because the titular man within the preliminary parts earlier than he joins the military. It’s a wise casting name by director Sashi Kiran Tikka to pad these sequences with Prakash Raj and Revathi as his dad and mom. These are roles that they will do of their sleep they usually assist distract from Adivi Sesh who struggles to hit the precise word of “goofy” son. However as soon as he enters the military you see that no one relishes a slow-mo shot greater than Adivi Sesh, giving even his jawline ample area to carry out. The best way cinematographer Vamsi Patchipulusu combines with the motion choreography division (Naba, Sachin Yadav, and Sunil Rodrigues) offers this movie’s model of Sandeep Unnikrishnan a Superman-like contact – fists on the bottom, the gradual rises, and the arrogance in hand-to-hand fight, and so forth. Adivi Sesh is sensational in shifting all the precise muscle tissues and barely saying an off-key dialogue (some clear writing by Abburi Ravi).

I used to be fearful earlier than watching the movie that the politics of Main would possibly hamper me from having fun with it – it’d milk the sentiment an excessive amount of or go for simple anti-Pakistan sloganeering. Nevertheless it doesn’t. It exhibits restraint the place it must and it explodes the place it has to. Main’s music and its main man within the second half make it one of many best theatrical experiences within the final 12 months and that’s saying lots contemplating it fights for that area with movies like RRR and Pushpa.

Whereas writing a evaluation for Soodhu Kavvum almost a decade in the past, Baradwaj Rangan had written about how when the viewers whistled on the entry of Vijay Sethupathi, it felt candy -like the type of star viewers and critics agreed on. I feel by means of Adivi Sesh, Telugu movies have produced that type of a star for Telugu cinema – somebody who can do masala movies however stands out otherwise from his friends. Now too, when the viewers whistled at his entry and the gradual reveal of his face, it was the sweetest sound I had heard in years. 

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