Mahi V Raghav‘s “Yatra 2,” a sequel to the 2019 film, is slated for release on February 8th. Unlike typical entertainers, this film is rich in political references and agendas, depicting the journey of AP CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy following his father’s demise, YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
It highlights Jaganmohan Reddy’s Padayatra against the Congress high command’s wishes. With elections looming in AP later this year, supporters of the YSRCP have high expectations from the movie. The film boasts a massive budget of 50Cr, with a significant portion allocated to actor remunerations, including Mammooty, Jeeva, and Mahesh Manjrekar, alongside the crew.
While the chances of recovering the investment seem slim, it’s viewed as a venture that will benefit the YSRCP indirectly. The party is expected to oversee all aspects of the film. “Yatra 2” isn’t solely about financial returns; it aims to reach as many people as possible.
The storyline revolves around Jaganmohan Reddy’s succession after his father’s tragic death and the challenges he faces from rivals. This Telugu drama, rooted in real events, unfolds over 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 8 seconds, featuring brief sequences of police brutality.