Yatra is directed by Mahi V Raghav and produced by Vijay Chilla and Devireddy under 70mm Entertainments banner. Besides the Malayalam superstar, the film also features Jagapathi Babu, Sudheer Babu, Ashrita Vemuganti, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Rao Ramesh, Posani and Sachin in key roles.
So, let’s find out how the movie has shaped up.
Yatra Movie Review
The first thing that strikes you about Yatra is that it is no glorification of the legendary leader Dr YSR. If at all, with all due respect, it won’t be wrong to say that the director has underplayed the role of YSR. This, we guess is a deliberate attempt, as he wants the focus to be on what made him a popular leader among the masses. Mammootty was brilliant the character. Even though he’s not made any effort to mimic YSR, his body language, mannerisms and portrayal of the legendary leader is praiseworthy. Yatra largely deals with human emotions and touches upon YSR’s road journey and how he got closer to people and why he we was loved by scores of people. The climax is emotional and dramatic to say the least. The visuals from his real life is a fitting tribute to the departed soul and will be an eye feast to YSR fans. At the same time, it will move you to bits. The last ten mins will be a emotional ride for not only YSR followers but also the others. Jagapathi Babu has paid justice to his character. Suhasini as Sabitha Indra Reddy stands out while Ashritha aptly fits the role of Dr YSR’s wife Vijayamma.
Analysis: Yatra takes you on a roller coaster ride and successfully delivers. The director highlights the social welfare scheme that the leader pioneered and also at the end of the movie makes you realize the reason for his popularity. The Penchal Das song is another highlight in the movie so is the end of movie footage from YSR’s life. The movie is a well made movie with no exaggeration whatsoever. It’s worth a watch. Even a person who doesn’t know YSR will like the movie for its content.
Verdict: Yatra is a fitting tribute to Dr YSR and an emotional ride for his followers. Put it on your weekend watch list, you won’t regret it.