Yatra Movie Review: Mammootty delivers a convincing performance as YS Rajasekhar Reddy!

Yatra Movie Review: Mammootty delivers a convincing performance as YS Rajasekhar Reddy!

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Ratings: 3/5

Movie Name: Yatra (YSR Biopic)
Release date: 8 February 2019 
Director: Mahi V. Raghav
Screenplay: Mahi V. Raghav
Music director: K Krishna Kumar
Production company: 70mm Entertainments

Late CM YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s biopic ‘Yatra’ is one of the most awaited Telugu movies of this decade. Kannada Mega Star Mammootty playing the role of YS Rajasekhar Reddy. This political drama has been hit the screens today.   

Story : 

Yatra is the story about the late CM of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhar Reddy (Mammootty), which shows the journey of YSR’s Padayatra in the historic elections of 2004. The film shows the issues faced by YS Rajasekhar Reddy and makes him election-winning by announcing several manifestoes and wins the heart of peoples. 


Undoubtedly Mammootty is a terrific actor and best choice for this role. He showcases his brilliant acting skills and simply lives in the role of YSR. The output given by him is extraordinary. He catches the soul and body language of late CM YS Rajasekhar Reddy. The dialogue delivery of him is well done. The casting chosen for this movie stands as the biggest asset as all the actors lived in their characters. 


You can clearly appreciate that a huge amount of research has been on YSR’s real-life incidents and had been portrayed brilliantly. Production esteems are outstanding by Vijay Chilla. This set up has been lifted significantly more by camera work which exhibits the Padayatra liberally. As said previously, dialogues lift the film to another measurement all around. Music by K is good yet his BGM score is magnificent as every scene in the film is given a soul through his music. Production design, casting, locations are perfect. Remarkable credit should go to the dubbing work for locking in on Mammotty’s expressing which is flawless. 

Director Mahi V Raghav has done a great job and made the film grandly. Mahi V Raghav succeeds in catching the emotion of YSR’s political journey. The manner by which he uses Mammootty’s charm and highlights him liberally makes the film click no uncertainty. 


  • Mega Star Mammootty
  • Emotional Scenes
  • Dialogues
  • Climax


  • Slow screenplay
  • Only Propaganda
  • Few lagged scenes

Final Verdict: 

Yatra is an outstanding tribute to YS Rajasekhar Reddy and his fans. Malayalam Mega Star Mammootty nails it as YS Rajasekhar Reddy and takes you on an attracting experience of human emotions which catch you completely.

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