Director Mahi V Raghav’s biopic on the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajasekar Reddy, turned out to be a massive hit this year. This film helped people understand what a great leader he was and all the welfare measures he had brought in for the citizens. In a way, the biopic titled Yathra helped YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to gain a landslide victory in the state legislative assembly elections.
Following the grand success, Mahi V Raghav has announced that a sequel to Yathra is on the cards. Confirming this, he posted on Twitter, “Congratulations to @ysjagan @YSRCParty Anna a truly deserving victory. As promised Hope you deliver more than Y S Rajasekhar Reddy Garu. You have a written and made story worth telling.. #yatra2 @ShivaMekapic.twitter.com/1BI6ArOMFh.”
Congratulations to @ysjagan @YSRCParty Anna a truly deserving victory. As promised Hope you deliver more than Y S Rajasekhar Reddy Garu. You have a written and made story worth telling.. :) #yatra2 @ShivaMeka pic.twitter.com/1BI6ArOMFh— Mahi Vraghav (@MahiVraghav) May 23, 2019
This time, the director will focus on Jagan’s victory in the elections and how he got to power. It may be noted that Jagan Mohan Reddy will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra in Vijayawada on May 30 and the preparations are on for it. With the sequel to Yathra announced, film buffs are eagerly waiting to know who will be roped in to play Jagan.
Produced by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy under the banner 70 MM Pictures, Yathra had Mammootty playing YSR. It had a bevy of stars in the cast including Jagapathi Babu, who plays YSR's father YS Rajasekhar Reddy, Rao Ramesh as KVP Ramachandra Rao, who was YSR's closest friend from his medical college days, and Suhasini Mani Ratnam as the former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy. It also had Anasuya Bharadwaj, Posani Krishna Murali, Vinod Kumar and Sachin Khedekar in supporting roles. The film’s technical crew included K for music, Sathyan Sooryan for cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad for editing. In this biopic, director Mahi V Raghav traced out YSR’s political journey and his famous Pada Yatra in 2003 that put him on the chief minister’s chair.
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