Yatra director Mahi Raghav is all praise for Mammootty!
As we already know, Mammootty is playing the lead in the biopic of late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR. The movie titled as Yatra is being directed by Mahi V Raghav. Mammootty has wrapped up his portions for the movie. The director took to his social media handle to pen down a long note thanking Mammootty for being a part of the movie. Recently, a few Telugu medias had reported alleged that Mammootty was egoistic on the sets of ‘Yatra’ as he did not want any other star actor in the movie.
However, director Mahi Raghav with his note has dismissed these reports as completely baseless. He has written,
“Its the end of our Yatra with Mammootty….
390+ movies, 3 national awards and worked with 60+ debutant directors. More than these , he is a great mentor and a wonderful human being.
He has nothing to prove. He can simply walk away into the sunset and still remain a legend.
It is our tradition and culture to respect our guest. Sure, you can criticise him and tear him apart if he has failed as an actor or has not lived up to your expectation. As a critic and audience, you are entitled to it.
But here is an actor who
– listened to the script in telugu
– Learnt the meaning of every word,
– wrote every single word in his language and delivered the lines on the set superbly.
Here is an actor who dubbed and re-dubbed every line to make it as authentic it can be. He is so much in love with our language, culture and films and has nothing but admiration for it.
I Couldn’t have asked for more! With my hand on my heart, I can say that no other actor could have made this character and script as alive as he did.
He is truly magical, wonderful and I am grateful to the Yatra we had.
Mahi v Raghav
Director – Yatra”
YSR is one of the most popular and revered politicians that the state of Andhra Pradesh has ever seen. He is still regarded as a people’s leader and respected all over. ‘Yatra’ team is hoping to make the movie as a fitting tribute to the iconic leader. Unlike the regular biopics, ‘Yatra’ is an event based film. It primarily focuses on the time during YSR’s famous three-month-long padayatra in 2003, which was a changing point in his political career.
Apart from Mammootty, the movie also stars Rao Ramesh, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Sachin Khedekar, Posani Krishna Murali and Vinod Kumar. Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devi Reddy are jointly producing the movie under their banner of 70MM Entertainments. It is slated for a grand worldwide release on December 21.