In a recent interview, actor Jiiva spoke about his upcoming film Yatra 2, which is slated to release on February 8. The film is the biography of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Yatra Telugu Movie: A Sequel to the 2019 Film
Jiiva‘s upcoming film with Mammootty, titled Yatra 2, directed by Mahi V Raghav, is, without doubt, one of the most anticipated Telugu films to release in February. The film is a sequel to the 2019 film Yatra and follows the journey of the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Yatra 2 Tamil MovieTeaser Portrays Jiiva as Jagan Mohan Reddy
Recently, the film’s teaser was released, which portrayed the Gypsy actor in the role of Jagan Mohan Reddy, with Mammootty reprising his role as YSR. In a recent interview with India Today, Jiiva revealed that Yatra 2 is not a political film but rather an emotional one.
Jiiva Reveals Yatra 2 Has Been Underplayed
In the interview, Jiiva revealed that the character of Jagan Mohan Reddy in Yatra 2 has been underplayed on purpose. He said that usually biopics tend to portray people who have passed away as demigods. But in the case of Yatra 2, it’s dealing with an active Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Hence they decided to underplay.
Jiiva also added that the story revolves around how he came to power after the passing of his father, YS Rajasekhara Reddy, and is hence a more emotional story, rather than a political one.
Jiiva’s Initial Hesitation and Mammootty’s Perspective
The ’83 actor also mentioned in the interview that he was initially reluctant to play the character as he was afraid of the political nature, as well as the fact that he is not familiar with the language. However, once he heard the script, he was blown away.
Jiiva said that he had even asked Mammootty if he faced any problems after starring in the 2019 film. The veteran actor replied that he faced no problems and that they were just actors.
Mammootty further said that just because they act in a film about them, does not mean that they support their political party and that for an actor, the world is the stage.
Yatra 2 Movie Trailers: Cast and Crew
Apart from Jiiva and Mammootty, Yatra 2 also features Ketaki Narayan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Suzanne Bernert, and more in prominent roles. The film is helmed by Mahi V Raghav and is slated to release on February 8.
Yatra 2 has been bankrolled by V Celluloid in collaboration with Three Autumn Leaves, and the music for the film has been composed by Santhosh Narayanan. R. Madhi cranked the camera for the film and Shravan Katikaneni took care of the editing.
Don’t miss the Yatra 2019 trailer and other upcoming 2024 Movie Trailers for a glimpse into the latest cinematic experiences.