Synopsis

A well educated idealist, who is a son of Political leader in power wants to correct the rigged political system of favors and corruption. However, this soon becomes a game of power. How would he navigate through the strategies and achieve progress? —RTR

Director

Sekhar Kammula

Cast

Rana Daggubati
as Arjun Prasad
Priya Anand
as Ratna Prabha
Subbaraju
as Dhnunjay
Tanikella Bharani
as Sharma C.S.
Suman Talwar
as C.M. Sanjeevayya

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mohit_sinsniwal 8 /10

Engrossing Political Drama

A complete shift from his earlier films, Sekhar Kammula has yet again struck the right lines while directing this film.

I had lot of doubt before the movie got released, as to whether Sekhar really had the story and the guts to pull off such a film, but he did with an incredible style. The story though seems inspired from real life incidents is very well written and the dialogues are brilliant. The film slackens a bit in the second half, but the ending is a high adrenaline jump as the old man's scene moves you completely. The background music is inspiring and brings you goose-bumps every time the Leader's title track instrumental comes along.

Rana should be appreciated a lot for staying away from the commercial launch for his first film and even his subtle expressions and underplay deserves a sound applause. Finally a must watch. A complete shift from his earlier films, Sekhar Kammula has yet again struck the right lines while directing this film.

I had lot of doubt before the movie got released, as to whether Sekhar really had the story and the guts to pull off such a film, but he did with an incredible style. The story though seems inspired from real life incidents is very well written and the dialogues are brilliant. The film slackens a bit in the second half, but the ending is a high adrenaline jump as the old man's scene moves you completely. The background music is inspiring and brings you goose-bumps every time the Leader's title track instrumental comes along.

Rana should be appreciated a lot for staying away from the commercial launch for his first film and even his subtle expressions and underplay deserves a sound applause. Finally a must watch. A complete shift from his earlier films, Sekhar Kammula has yet again struck the right lines while directing this film.

I had lot of doubt before the movie got released, as to whether Sekhar really had the story and the guts to pull off such a film, but he did with an incredible style. The story though seems inspired from real life incidents is very well written and the dialogues are brilliant. The film slackens a bit in the second half, but the ending is a high adrenaline jump as the old man's scene moves you completely. The background music is inspiring and brings you goose-bumps every time the Leader's title track instrumental comes along.

Rana should be appreciated a lot for staying away from the commercial launch for his first film and even his subtle expressions and underplay deserves a sound applause. Finally a must watch.

Reviewed by harishkumar-04170 10 /10

Best Political Drama Ever

Kudos to director Sekhar kammula.. And What a way to make a debut.. Rana..❤

Reviewed by slifer9999 9 /10

Hats off, Sekhar Kammula!!

I don't get too excited to watch a film when I see a promo of a film. This film is an exception. As soon as I watched the trailer, I was DYING to watch this film! First of all, because it is a Sekhar Kammula film. And second, to see Rana, who makes his debut with this film. My high expectations were reached.

Basically, the plot is about a Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who dies in a car blast and has his son, who studies in America, take over the state and overcome corruption. Telugu cinema does not have enough political dramas and the ones that do have lots of violence and swear words. LEADER is the only film, sans violence, swearing, and even dancing to a song (an Indian-film tradition). Rana was really good as the young Chief Minister. This movie did not look like Rana's first film. I hope he does more films like this (not necessary political, but just a variety of roles) in the future. Sekhar Kammula is great as usual. Very good dialogue in the film. The biggest plus of the film is the music. Mickey meyer used 'Maa Telugu Thalli' and 'Vandemataram' in the film soundtrack. There is an item song in this movie, more of qawalli type. The movie was kinda long, abt 3 hours, but damn, it was worth it! I recommend every Indian to watch this film. It might change the way you think..

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