Director Mahi V Raghav of the recent 'Anando Brahma' fame is making a biopic of YS Rajasekhar Reddy, the late Chief Minister of then united Andhra Pradesh. The film is titled 'Yatra'. Mammootty of Mollywood has agreed to essay the role of the late CM.
Its logo is out. "The Yatra begins from April 9 (it was on the same day in 2003 that YSR started his yatra)," the latest poster says. "He wanted to leave a footprint in history; instead, he left one in the hearts of people," the caption reads. It will be jointly produced by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy.
Had YSR not taken up the watershed 2003-04 yatra, his popularity would never have rivalled Chandrababu Naidu's in the game-changing 2004 Assembly polls.