|Directed by||Vijaya Bapineedu|
|Produced by||Maganti Ravindranath Chowdary|
|Written by||Vijaya Bapineedu(Story & screenplay)
Rao Gopal Rao
|Music by||Bappi Lahari|
|Distributed by||Shyam Prasad Arts|
|Release date(s)||9 May 1991|
Gang Leader is a 1991 Telugu crime film starring Chiranjeevi and Vijayashanti. Directed by Vijaya Bapineedu, with soundtrack by Bappi Lahari, and dance choreography by Prabhu Deva, the film emerged as a musical blockbuster, cult classic. Gang leader surpassed the gross of previous box office movie Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari. It later dubbed in Tamil with same title. The film was later remade in Hindi as Aaj Ka Goonda Raj with Chiranjeevi and Meenakshi Seshadri in lead roles, and in Kannada as Kutumba starring Upendra.
Raghupathi (Murali Mohan), Raghava (Sarath Kumar) and Rajaram (Chiranjeevi) are brothers. Raghupathi is the only bread winner of the family. Raghava is preparing for Civil Service Examation and Rajaram is unemployed. Rajaram and his four friends are a gang and are searching for jobs daily. They roam in the city till mid-night. Rajaram comes home at mid-night and sleeps till afternoon, his grand mother (Nirmalamma) scolds him for his irresponsibility and carelessness. One day Rajaram makes Kanya Kumari (Vijayashanti) to leave the house as she is not paying the rent to the house, Subsequently she changed her place to Rajaram's (Chiranjeevi) house. At one situation Rajaram (Chiranjeevi) goes to jail for money, because his brother requires money as he wants to go to Delhi for IAS preparation. Ekambaram (Raogopal Rao) kills Raghupathi (Murali Mohan) while his brother (Raja Ram) is in jail, but Rajarams` friends know how he died. Rajaram thinks his brother's death was an accident.
Raghava (Sharath Kumar) became an IAS officer, and married Sumalatha but she hates his family members. Kanya Kumari (vijaya shanthi) loves Rajaram (Chiranjeevi) and his family members. Meanwhile Rajaram comes to know about his brother's death and inquires who was responsible for his death. Even his friends were also murdered by the Ekambaram at that time. The film ends with Rajaram taking revenge by killing the villains.
- Chiranjeevi .... Rajaram
- Vijayashanti .... Kanyakumari
- Raogopal Rao .... Ekambaram
- Kaikala Satyanarayana .... Jailer
- Allu Ramalingaiah.......Sidhanthi
- Nirmalamma.........Sabari (Rajaram's grandmother)
- Anandaraj .... Kanakambaram
- Murali Mohan .... Raghupati
- Sarath Kumar .... Raghava
- Sumalatha .... Raghava's Wife
- Sudha.............Lakshmi (Raghupati's wife)
- Narayan Rao
- Hari Prasad
- Maharshi Raghava
The Music was Provided by Bappi Lahari and Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Bhuvanachandra provided the Lyrics. The audio was an instant hit and "Papa Rita" and "Vaana Vaana Velluvaye" were a rage in the entire state that time. Late the Song "Vaana Vaana Velluvaye" was re-mixed by Mani Sharma in the 2012 film Rachcha which starred Ram Charan Teja and Tamannaah in the Lead.
|Papa Rita||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Bhuvanachandra|
|Paala Bugga||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||Veturi Sundararama Murthy|
|Bhadrachalam||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||Bhuvanachandra|
|Vaana Vaana Velluvaye||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||Bhuvanachandra|
|Vayasu Vayasu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||Veturi Sundararama Murthy|
|Panisaasasa||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||Bhuvanachandra|