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Leader (1964 film)

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Director  Ram Mukherjee
Music director  Naushad, Shakeel Badayuni
Country  India
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Family, Musical
Duration  
Language  Hindi
Leader (1964 film) movie poster
Release date  1964
Writer  Dilip Kumar (story), Harish Mehra (additional dialogue), Harish Mehra (screenplay), Wajahat Mirza (dialogue), Ram Mukherjee (screenplay)
Songs  Apni Azadi Ko Hum
Cast  Dilip Kumar (Vijay Khanna), Vyjayanthimala (Princess Sunita), Jayant (Diwan Mahendranath), Leela Mishra (Mrs Khanna), Sapru (King of Shah Garh)

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.

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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.

Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Amar
  • Jankidas as Mr. Ghatak
  • P. Kailash
  • Jagdish Sethi
  • Leela Mishra as Mrs. Khanna (as Leela Misra)
  • Merlyn
  • Motilal as Acharya
  • Ram Avtar
  • Mirza Musharraf
  • Indira Bansal
  • Kusum Thakur
  • Madhumati
  • Moni Chatterjee
  • B.K. Mukherjee
  • Chaman Puri
  • Nissar
  • Sharma
  • Raj Rani
  • Shahgul
  • Ayub
  • Narbada Shankar
  • Rajan Haksar
  • Kabli
  • Dattu
  • Desai
  • Ajit Bengali
  • Bazid Khan
  • Akashdeep
  • Ram Kumar
  • Polson
  • Moolchand as Kesaridas
  • Abhimanyu Sharma as Diwan's guest
  • Music

    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.

    Awards

  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Dilip Kumar
  • References

    Leader (1964 film) Wikipedia
    Leader (1964 film) IMDb Leader (1964 film) themoviedb.org


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