Gautam Ghosh is not known for making entertainers. So, when I got down to watching Yatra, I was ready for an intellectual journey. And that is what I got. A very original story, fabulous cinematography, and an excellent performance by Nana Patekar made up for the inherent weaknesses in screenplay and writing. The dialogues are very good for a novel...and you would like to read them; however, when translated to the screen, they sometimes seem heavy. Anyway, this is a thought-provoking commentary, very topical and relevant to the times. Rekha and Deepti Naval do their bits well. The only aspect that fails miserably is the music: surprising because it is the master, Khaiyyaam, who composed it. The songs are weak, the singing isn't great, and I had to FF till the end of the songs, which is something I usually don't do. I would still give the film 3.5 on 5 for the story and Nana's acting.