Yatra box office collection Day 2: YSR biopic starring Mammootty soars high
Malayalam star Mammootty is basking in the success of his recently-released Tamil flick, Peranbu, which is directed by Ram. He also made a comeback in Telugu with Yatra, which is based on the padayatra taken by late politician YS Rajasekhar Reddy, which eventually made him the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The film had its premiere in the US on February 7 and managed to earn Rs 50 lakhs from 130 locations. On the second day of its theatrical run, Yatra is continuing its successful run in the theatres.
Yatra has collected Rs 21 lakhs ($29,509) in the US and has managed to rake in over Rs 99.8 lakhs ($139,639) from the premiere shows and two days of its run in the theatres.
Director Mahi V Raghav's YSR biopic is receiving mixed reviews from critics. However, the film is fairing well in the theatres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
In Nellore, Yatra has collected Rs Rs 5.40 lakhs share on its second day and so far it has earned nearly Rs 22.74 lakhs in the city. The film is expected to continue its run in the theatres for at least a couple of weeks.
#Yatra Nellore District Day 2 share 5.40 Lakhs & 2 Days Total share 22.74 LakhsRaghu Nandan Reddy (@Ragsblr) February 9, 2019
Guntur is proving to be Yatra's home ground as the film has minted nearly Rs 63 lakhs in two days. On its second day, the film has raked in Rs 17.8 lakhs in the city. According to trade analysts, the film has made Rs 2.24 crore on its opening day in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
#Yatra Guntur area Day 2 share 17.8 Lakhs & 2 Days share 63.8 Lks. Very good hold on Day 2Raghu Nandan Reddy (@Ragsblr) February 9, 2019
In Yatra, Mammootty reprised the role of late politician YS Rajasekhar Reddy. In an interview, Mammootty said, "I didn't want to mimic YSR or adapt his mannerisms. We have only focused on the soul of the character. If we try to mimic him, then it'll become a poor copy. And it's not possible to do it because we are two different personalities. During the shoot, there were quite a few scenes where I became quite emotional."