Yatra (2019 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mahi V. Raghav|
|Produced by||Vijay Chilla|
Shashi Devi Reddy
|Written by||Mahi V. Raghav|
(story/ screenplay/ dialogues)
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
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. Principal photography commenced on 20 June 2018 in Hyderabad. The film was released on 8 February 2019.
- Mammootty as Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
- Jagapathi Babu as Y. S. Raja Reddy
- Suhasini Maniratnam as Sabitha Indra Reddy
- Ashrita Vemuganti as Y. S. Vijayamma
- Sachin Khedekar
- Rao Ramesh as K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao
- Posani Krishna Murali as Venkat rao
- Anasuya Bharadwaj as Gowru Charitha Reddy
- Vinod kumar
- Prudhvi Raj
- Mahesh Achanta
- Thotapalli Madhu
- Dil Ramesh as Veerappa
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||3:40|
|2.||"Rajanna Ninnapagalara"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||Vandemataram Srinivas||3:21|
|3.||"Pallello Kala Undhi"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:00|
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.
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.
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