The much-anticipated sequel to Mammootty’s 2019 film ‘Yatra’ finally hit the big screens on February 8. ‘Yatra 2,’ directed by Mahi V Raghav, features Mammootty and Jiiva in lead roles. Let’s see how the film is
‘Yatra 2’ unfolds the tale of a politician’s son, Jagan Mohan Reddy (Jiiva), who steps into his father’s shoes after a tragic event, facing relentless challenges from rivals. The plot revolves around Jagan’s struggles and his journey to becoming the Chief Minister after his father’s YS Rajasekhar Reddy (Mammootty) demise.
Performances and Technical Aspects
Mammootty and Jiiva deliver stellar performances, capturing the essence of YSR and Jagan. Jeeva’s portrayal of Jagan successfully conveys the politician’s charisma, establishing a strong connection with the audience.
The director exhibits a masterful touch in portraying the emotional facets of Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family. Film shines with high production values along along excellent cinematography. Music for the film is average while could have been lot better.
The dialogues resonate naturally, establishing a strong connection with the audience and it’s where director succeeded. First half of the film includes goosebump-inducing scenes that reveal the emotional nuances of the narrative. The absence of satirical comments on opponents adds authenticity to the storytelling, effectively conveying Jagan’s viewpoint and ideology.
The director skillfully presented the emotional facets of Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family, with high production values enhanced by excellent cinematography, BGM, and set design.
However, the film has limited scope for comedy or satirical comments on opponent leaders. The pacing, especially in the second half, leans towards a documentary style. The climax also lacks a significant impact.
‘Yatra 2’ boasts great performances, with the first half standing out as a major strength. However, a dragging second half and a lackluster climax may make it a compelling watch for YSR fans but merely an average film for the general audience.
Rating : 2.5/5