'Yatra' – Movie Review

Release Date :08 Feb 2019

Run Time :127 Min

Genres :Biography

Music :K Krishna Kumar

Director :Mahi V Raghav

Producer :70 MM Entertainments

Mahi V Raghav has come up to show a part of the journey of late Chief Minister of erstwhile   Andrapradesh Y S Rajasekhar Reddy. It mainly focuses on the historical Padayatra which he took up in 2004. The Yatra which made his party, ‘Congress’ to get back to power after many years in AP. Malayali Superstar Mammootty is brought in to play the character of this legendary leader. The movie had huge expectations on it as the elections in newly formed AP are fast approaching. Let us see if the movie and the star cast have stood up to the expectations of the audience.


Story starts showing the condition of farmers during the realm of TDP those days. YSR looking at the pathetic situation of the farmers and citizens takes up a Padayatra. He goes into the public and understands their situations and problems thoroughly. After the Padayatra YSR becomes the Chief Minister. She introduces many schemes, and specially brings popularity to the schemes like  Arogya Sree, Fees reimbursement. Later it is shown how he becomes CM for the second time and how he loses his life in a Helicopter crash forms the rest of the story which is dealt in a highly emotional manner.

Plus Points:

  • Story of YSR's Padayatra
  • Dialogues
  • Mammootty’s extraordinary performance
  • Emotional Scenes

Minus Points:

  • Slow Narration
  • Seems to be biased towards one political party
  • No sequences to allure Mass audience

Technical Aspects:

  • Excellent Cinematography
  • Impressive BGM
  • Apt production values
  • Visuals of the real Helicopter crash Incident which led to the demise of YSR were shown.


Totally it is an emotional journey of the great leader YSR. For those who wish to watch the real story and the extraordinary performance of Mammootty, without expecting any masala mass elements it is a must watch.

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