Looks like the two important biopics in Tollywood will be clashing at the box office. The plan earlier was to release the YSR biopic, Yatra in December this year while the NTR biopic Mahanayakudu, which is the second instalment of the biopic, would be a January end release. But things have ended up in such a way that both the films will be clashing at the box office during the second week of February.
The makers of both the biopics are in a rush to release as the code of conduct prior to the general assembly elections will be in place. While speculations about the clash are on, we can expect a clearer picture only after an official announcement from the respective filmmakers.
Yatra, starring Mammootty as YS Rajashekar Reddy, is directed by Mahi V Raghav. The film is being produced jointly by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devi under the banner of 70MM Entertainments. It has Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Jagapathi Babu in pivotal roles. To be released in Telugu and Tamil, Mammootty will be dubbing with his own voice in both the versions to lend credibility to his role. The Yatra team had already caught the attention of the film buffs and netizens by releasing the first look poster featuring Mammootty as YSR. The technical crew of the film includes K for composing the tunes, Sathyan Sooryan for a camera and A Sreekar Prasad for editing.
The NTR biopic went on to the floors in July this year and the shooting is under progress. The film will be released in two parts as – NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu – highlighting both his film and political career. The NTR biopic is being helmed by J Krish and produced jointly N Balakrishna along with Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati. It has an impressive star cast with Vidya Balan, Mohan Babu, Sumanth, Keerthy Suresh, Rana Daggubati and others.
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