Yatra (Eng: Journey) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language biographical film, based on the padayatra of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from May 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.
When the ruling party decides to dissolve the Assembly and call for snap polls in 2004, YS Rajasekhara Reddy (Mammootty) is shocked and clueless. He and his party have no idea how to fight the elections with “meagre” resources and near-zero momentum. This is when YSR embarks on a walkathon (Pada Yatra) which eventually proves to be a masterstroke. The mass-connect programme gains massive public sympathy, especially among the farming class.
The film is essentially about this journey, the unfortunate people YSR meets during the walkathon, and how he overcomes the limitations imposed by the typical Congress culture.
Directed by Mahi V. Raghav
Produced by Vijay Chilla & Shashi Devi Reddy
Written by Mahi V. Raghav
Starring Mammootty, Suhasini Maniratnam, Jagapathi Babu
Music by K
Cinematography Sathyan Sooryan
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Production 70mm Entertainments
Release date 8 February 2019
Running time 126 mins