itle: Yatra Movie Review
Cast: Mammootty, Jagapathi Babu, Suhasini, Sudheer Babu, Anasuya, Posani Krishna Murali, and others
Director: Mahi V Raghav
Producers: Vijay Chilla, Shashi Devireddy
It’s the season of biopics in Indian cinema. Of late, the popular faces from cinema, sports, and politics are getting an on-screen adaptation. Adding to the long list of biopics, here comes ‘Yatra’, a biopic based on YS Rajasekhar Reddy.
Unlike ‘Mahanati’ and ‘NTR’, Yatra isn’t like the biopic of legendary celebrities who enjoyed an immense fan following and had dramatic moments in their respective lives worth telling. ‘Yatra’ is the biopic of a politician who didn’t belong to the glamour industry but has earned a charm of his own.
This is the sole and the content is driven on his greatest achievement, the walkathon. So, ‘Yatra’ premiere shows will begin with a positive note because there is a clarity in the content and also it’s not going to be overcrowded with all the events that don’t add to the drama. Precisely, it’s YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s marathon foot march to victory that forms the crux of the biopic.
On the whole, ‘Yatra’ is a two-hour long patience-testing movie which purely focuses on YSR’s political needs rather and his rise a man of masses. The first half is decent, but the director’s subtle approach in characterization is contrary to YSR’s dynamic image is something which went missing. Unnecessary criticism on the opposition and trying to hype YS Jagan may not appeal to the general audience.
On the whole, ‘Yatra’ is a biopic made to target the hardcore followers of YS Rajasekhar Reddy and the director has succeeded in it. But, for others, the movie may not appeal.