Reports from the tinsel town are that Yatra will hit the marquee on December 21 this year. Earlier, it was reported that it would be a Sankaranthi or earlier 2019 release but the makers seem to have advanced the release date for two important reasons. While one is touted to be that the producers want to release the film on YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s birthday and the other is to have it hit the silver screens much before the NTR biopic.
Yatra is a biopic on the late chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajasekar Reddy. Therefore, its release on his son YS Jagan’s birthday should make it an apt birthday gift. The biopic will detail out the struggles that YSR underwent in his political life and the Padayatra he undertook which eventually led him to the CM’s chair.
The film is bankrolled by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy under the banner 70 MM Pictures and directed by Mahi V Raghav.
Yatra, which went on to the floors a couple of month ago, has Mammootty playing YSR. It also has a bevy of stars in the cast including Jagapathi Babu, Rao Ramesh and Suhasini Mani Ratnam.
On casting Mammootty as YSR, Yatra’s director Mahi V Raghav told in an interview to the Indian Express much earlier, “I grew up watching his (Mammootty) films. Keeping that aside, in the context of YSR, YSR was perceived to be a strong and courageous leader. To portray his character, we needed someone who can get in that aura of a leader who we can look up to. I have seen a lot of his films and I thought Mammukka doesn’t have to put in a lot of effort to pull off something like this."
With the film’s release soon, fans can’t wait to catch at the theatres.
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