Leader is a 1964 CinemaScope Hindi political drama film. The film is produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Ram Mukherjee . The film stars Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Jayant. The story of the film was written by Dilip Jain.
The films music is by Naushad with lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, it is noted for the patriot song, Apni Azadi Ko Hum Hargis Mita Sakte Nahin, and Mujhe Duniyawalon Sharabi Na Samjho by Mohammed Rafi.
Vijay Khanna is a law graduate-cum-tabloid editor he falls in love with Princess Sunita, while general election are underway. Vijay becomes accused of a political leaders murder. Gradually the couple tries to expose a criminal-politician nexus.
Dilip Kumar as Vijay Khanna
Vyjayanthimala as Princess Sunita (as Vyjayantimala)
Jayant as Diwan Mahendranath
Nasir Hussain as Mr. Khanna (as Nazir Husain)
D.K. Sapru as King of Shah Garh (as Sapru)
Hiralal as Kharga - killer
Jankidas as Mr. Ghatak
Leela Mishra as Mrs. Khanna (as Leela Misra)
Motilal as Acharya
Moolchand as Kesaridas
Abhimanyu Sharma as Diwan's guest
The score and soundtrack for the movie was composed by Naushad and lyrics penned by Shakeel Badayuni. The soundtrack consists of 8 songs, featuring vocals by Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. Songs like "Tere husn ki kya tareef karoon", "Ek shehanshah ne banawake haseen", "Daiya re daiya", and "Apni Azadi Ko Hum Hargis Mita Sakte Nahin" are popular songs. The soundtrack album was reissued in digital format in 2004 through Saregama.