TDP always looks for support from visual media in volatile political situations. TDP have strong connections with the cinema industry, as its founder, NTR ruled tollywood for decades. CBN sensed serious trouble from YSRCP in 2019 elections and decided to use NTR as a trump card. The movie NTR- KADANAYAKUDU with Balakrishna in lead role is rolled out with the sole intention of emotional connect with voters. YCP sympathizers smelled the rot and decided to counter TDP moves with YSR lifetime image. YAATRA movie with Mammootty as YSR is brought out as a fitting reply to CBN moves.
The haunting NTR Atma took revenge on backstabbers and ensured that the movie NTR- Kathanayakudu is a disaster. On another hand, with YSR blessings from heaven, YAATRA captured most touching moments impacted YSR decisions as CM. Mammootty mesmerizing action with emotion filled powerful dialogues is drawing huge crowds. With Mammootty living in YSR role, the golden rule of YSR is brought back fresh in public memory. TDP cadre morale is completely down with this clear beating of TDP by YSRCP even in celluloid world. The shock is so strong, Balayya started reshooting the NTR Part 2. TDP is skeptical about even NTR Part 2 success and may not be willing to take a huge risk before elections.
There is no question of YAATRA production and its huge success, but for fingering and provoking YSRCP with NTR- KATHANAYAKUDU movie. Thanks to CBN, with no cost to YSRCP through YAATRA, YSR and his lifetime image as the crusader of poor is recaptured in the hearts of even the bitter critics. TDP cadre is clueless and idealess about facing YSRCP in upcoming elections.
* WHAT CAN BE MORE EXPENSIVE SELF GOAL THAN THIS FROM CBN?*