Movie name ; Yatra 2
Cast : Jiva, Mammootty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ketaki Narayan, Suzanne Bernert, Ashrita Vemuganti and others.
Director : Mahi V Raghav
Producer : Shiva Meka
Music : Santosh Narayanan
Cinematography : R Madhi
In a tragic helicopter crash, Andhra Pradesh suffer the loss of respectful chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy. His son Jagan Mohan Reddy plunges into ‘Odarpu Yatra’ to propitiate his father’s wretched followers. In spite of claiming that the yatra has no political connection, the political party which is in reigns, asks Jagan to stop the tour at once. Jagan bifurcates with the party in a bid to continue his father’s fame.
Yatra 2 is a Mahi V Raghav’s directorial that is being termed as a passable political drama. It is the biopic of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. In fact, most of the political background movies will show affects on the lives of politicians, but Yatra 2, being a political drama, is never touted to be an abused project, as it depicts only the life of Jagan Mohan Reddy after his father’s death. The film tells how Jagan initiated his party after facing many obstacles. From the film, one can understand the circumstances that forced Jagan to exit the Congress party and establish YSRCP. Any malpractices about politics have not been included in the story. Ultimately, the film is all about how Jagan rises above the shadow of a beguiling father , crossing allegations of corruption and strong political competition to make a name for himself.
Yatra is a lawful drama with promising performances. Cinematography done by Madhi is exceptional, whereas Santosh Narayanan’s captivating music and background score which is relevant to particular situations are remarkable. Initially, Jiva’s performance as Jagan is top-notch. Mammootty, who played late YS Rajasekhar Reddy, has just nailed his character. The remaining characters have also scored good marks for their acting skills.
*Suzanne Benert’s role as Sonia Gandhi
As the film doesn’t consist of any degrading scenes, it is being appreciated. In fact, the film is even better than its first part Yatra, which was released in 2018. Overall, Yatra 2 is a plain political eye-catching epic.
Rating : 3/5