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Yatra 2 Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, February 9, 2024 • മലയാളം ]
Yatra 2 Review
Banner:
Three Autumn Leaves Banner, V Celluloid
Cast:
Mammootty, Jiva, Ketaki Narayan,Mahesh Manjrekar, Suzanne Bernert,Subhalekha Sudhakar
Direction:
Mahi V Raghav
Production:
Shiva Meka
Music:
Santhosh Narayanan

Yatra 2, directed by Mahi V Raghav, featuring Jiiva and Mammootty, serves as the sequel to the acclaimed film Yatra. While "Yatra" chronicled the transformative journey of YSR through his pada yatra, catapulting him to power, Yatra 2 shifts focus to his son Jagan's odarpu yatra, which becomes instrumental in his ascension to power.

Story:

YSR,(Mammootty), ascends to the position of Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh following his arduous padayatra, establishing himself as a formidable figure within the Progressive Party, much to the chagrin of his senior colleagues and national leaders. However, YSR's promising trajectory is abruptly halted by a tragic helicopter crash, leaving a void in both the hearts of the people and in the political landscape of the state.

Amidst the aftermath, fervent supporters of YSR advocate for his son, Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy,(Jiiva), to assume the mantle of Chief Minister. However, Jagan's ascent is met with opposition and scheming from his adversaries within the party.

These tumultuous events catalyze significant upheavals in the lives of Jagan Mohan Reddy, his wife Bharathi (Ketaki Narayan), and his mother Vijayamma. The narrative unfolds as they navigate through the complex webs of political intrigue and familial obligations.

At the crux of the story lie the roles played by opposition leader Chandra Babu Naidu(Mahesh Manjrekar), and Progressive Party president Sonia Gandhi( Suzanne Bernert). Their actions and motivations shape the course of events, adding depth and complexity to the gripping narrative.

Analysis:

Jiiva's portrayal in Yatra 2 transcends mere acting; he embodies the essence of CM Jagan Mohan Reddy with uncanny precision. His meticulous attention to detail, from mannerisms to expressions, brings the character to life on screen. Jiiva effortlessly delivers dialogues with a natural flair, complementing his portrayal with a commanding presence and perfect body language reminiscent of CM Jagan. Mammootty's performance as CM YSR is equally commendable, elevating the film with his seasoned portrayal. Scenes featuring both actors together emerge as the film's undeniable highlights, resonating with viewers on multiple levels.

Suzanne Bernert's portrayal of Sonia Gandhi and Mahesh Manjerkar's depiction of Chandra Babu Naidu add depth to the ensemble cast, contributing to the overall narrative texture. Subhalekha Sudhakar delivers a noteworthy performance, further enriching the film with his presence.

Director Mahi V Raghava skillfully navigates the narrative, seamlessly transitioning from the emotional father-son bonding moments to the authoritative leadership of YSR, amidst opposition within the party ranks. While the first half captivates with its brisk pace and compelling storytelling, the second half falters to maintain the momentum, succumbing to predictability and a documentary-style narrative approach. A slight refinement of the script could have potentially enhanced the final outcome.

Santosh Narayan's background score breathes life into the narrative, infusing each scene with emotive depth and resonance. The situational songs further amplify the emotional impact of the storytelling. Madhie's cinematography captures the essence of the narrative, providing a realistic and immersive visual experience. While Shravan Katikaneni's editing is competent, a more polished execution in the latter half could have improved the overall pacing.

The dialogues resonate with emotional depth and impact, contributing significantly to the film's narrative resonance. With commendable production values, Yatra 2 stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and storytelling prowess.

Verdict:

In Yatra 2, directed by Mahi V Raghava and starring Jiiva and Mammootty, the narrative explores Jagan's ascent to power. While the story begins on a promising note, it loses its grip following the emergence of corruption allegations against Jagan. The absence of Sharmila's character is a missed opportunity, as Mahi could have utilized it to delve into Jagan's clean entrepreneurial endeavors, perhaps with statistical evidence. Instead, the focus remains predominantly on the Odarpu yatra and dramatic political events within the assembly. Introducing some intriguing plot twists and turns could have enriched the storytelling and added depth to Yatra 2.

Rating: 3 / 5.0

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