Yatra (2019 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMahi V. Raghav
Produced byVijay Chilla
Shashi Devi Reddy
Written byMahi V. Raghav
(story/ screenplay/ dialogues)
Suhasini Maniratnam
Jagapathi Babu
Music byK
CinematographySathyan Sooryan
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Release date
  • 8 February 2019 (2019-02-08)[1]
Running time
126 mins

Yatra (English: Journey) is an Indian Telugu biographical film, based on the padayatra of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to June 2009 representing Indian National Congress. The film produced by Vijay Chilla, Shashi Devi Reddy under 70mm Entertainments and directed by Mahi V. Raghav. It stars Mammootty in the lead role as Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and music composed by K.[2] Principal photography commenced on 20 June 2018 in Hyderabad.[3] The film was released on 8 February 2019.[1][4]



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.[6]

1."Samara Shankham"Sirivennela SitaramasastriKaala Bhairava3:40
2."Rajanna Ninnapagalara"Sirivennela SitaramasastriVandemataram Srinivas3:21
3."Pallello Kala Undhi"Sirivennela SitaramasastriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:00


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.[7]


In April 2018, Posani Krishna Murali was chosen to play YSR's personal assistant Sureedu.[8] In May, Hindi actor Sachin Khedekar was selected to play former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Bhaskara Rao,[9] while Rao Ramesh was chosen to play K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao, a close associate of Reddy.[10] 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,[11] while television actress Anasuya Bharadwaj was reported to play a politician from Kurnool district.[12] In July, Jagapathi Babu was selected to feature Y. S. Raja Reddy, YSR's father.


The film released on 8 February 2019.[13] [14]


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  4. ^ "Yatra: The defining march". The Hindu.
  5. ^ Neeshita Nyayapati (8 July 2018). "Powerful teaser of Mahi V Raghav and Mammootty's 'Yatra' released!". Times of India. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Yatra song Samara Shankham is about YSR Reddy's famous walkathon". Indian Express. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Mahi V Raghav to direct biopic on YSR". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "is Posani right one to play expressionless ysr aide". Ntv. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  9. ^ Vyas (5 May 2018). "Bollywood Star In YSR Biopic Yatra". The Hans India. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  10. ^ Vyas (14 May 2018). "Rao Ramesh Roped In For KVP Role In YSR Biopic". The Hans India. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  11. ^ SURESH KAVIRAYANI (20 June 2018). "Suhasini to play Sabitha Indra Reddy". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  12. ^ "YSR biopic: Anasuya Bharadwaj turns politician". India Today. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Yatra trailer: Mammootty nails the role of YSR Reddy". The Indian Express. 7 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Yatra Movie Trailer (Telugu) - Mammootty - YSR Biopic". 70 mm Entertainments on YouTube.