Yatra (2018 film)
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Yatra (English: Journey) is an upcoming (as of July 2018[update]) Indian Telugu-language biographical film about Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2009. The film is written and directed by Mahi V. Raghav and stars Mammootty as YSR. Principal photography commenced on 20 June 2018 in Hyderabad.
|Directed by||Mahi V. Raghav|
|Written by||Mahi V. Raghav|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
The film is scheduled to be released on 21 December 2018.
- Mammootty as Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
- Jagapathi Babu as Y. S. Raja Reddy
- Sudheer Babu as Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy
- Suhasini Maniratnam as Sabitha Indra Reddy
- Rao Ramesh
- Anasuya Bharadwaj
- Posani Krishna Murali
- Vinod Kumar
- Sachin Khedekar
By early January 2018, the producers Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy under their banner 70MM Entertainments had registered the title Yatra, while director Mahi V. Raghav was at the final phase of scripting. Principal photography commenced on 20 June 2018 at Saradhi Studios, Hyderabad.
In April 2018, Posani Krishna Murali was chosen to play YSR's personal assistant Sureedu. In May, Hindi actor Sachin Khedekar was selected to play former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Bhaskara Rao, while Rao Ramesh was chosen to play K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao, a close associate of Reddy. In June, Suhasini Maniratnam was cast to portray Sabitha Indra Reddy, a sister figure to Reddy and the first woman Home Minister in Andhra Pradesh, while television actress Anasuya Bharadwaj was reported to play a politician from Kurnool district. In July, Jagapathi Babu was selected to feature Y. S. Raja Reddy, YSR's father, after Mahi V. Raghav was impressed by his performance in previous film Rangasthalam.
The music is composed by K while the lyrics are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. The first single "Samara Shankham" was released on 2 September 2018 on the death anniversary of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
|1.||"Samara Shankham"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||Kaala Bhairava||1:19|
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