It seems like Tollywood filmmakers are bitten by biopic bug. The season of biopics kick-starts with Mahanati, the biopic on great actress Savitri hitting screens on May 9th. Keerthy Suresh is portraying Savitri while Samantha will be seen in a key role. Meanwhile, legendary actor and former CM NTR’s Biopic has been grandly launched recently.
Balakrishna is reprising his father’s role in Teja’s direction. One more biopic that is creating stir is former CM and dynamic leader YSR’s Biopic titled ‘Yatra’ is being made by Mahi Raghava of ‘Anando Brahma’ fame. Mammootty will be seen as YSR. The Malayalam superstar’s look as YSR is going viral on social media. Yatra will cover YSR’s famous padayatra which made him CM in 2004 and his glorious rule.
Sources reveal that the film will also show YSR winning for second time in 2009 and his untimely sudden death in fatal chopper accident at Pavuralagutta. Buzz also has it that it will also cover aftermath effects like YS Jagan launching his own party and being sent to jail. On the other hand, NTR’s biopic will only be showing positive side like his journey from becoming a mass hero to a political leader. The film concludes with NTR becoming CM within 9 months of establishing TDP party.
It will not include the downside like he getting dethroned, getting married for second time etc, as per insider buzz. Both these political biopics are planned to be released ahead of 2019 elections to earn some extra mileage to the respective parties apparently.