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2019-07-31 21:54:11

Yatra YSR biopic

By early January 2018, the producers Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy under their banner 70MM Entertainments had registered the title Yatra, while director Mahi V. Raghav was at the final phase of scripting. Principal photography commenced on 20 June 2018 at Saradhi Studios, Hyderabad.

In April 2018, Posani Krishna Murali was chosen to play YSRs personal assistant Sureedu. In May, Hindi actor Sachin Khedekar was selected to play former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Bhaskara Rao, while Rao Ramesh was chosen to play K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao, a close associate of Reddy. In June, Suhasini Maniratnam was cast to portray Sabitha Indra Reddy, a sister figure to Reddy and the first woman Home Minister in Andhra Pradesh, while television actress Anasuya Bharadwaj was reported to play a politician from Kurnool district. In July, Jagapathi Babu was selected to feature Y. S. Raja Reddy, YSRs father.

The music is composed by K while the lyrics are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. The first single “Samara Shankham” was released on 2 September 2018 on the death anniversary of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. The film is scheduled to be released on 8 February 2019.