Leader (1964 film)

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Leader
Leader (1964).jpg
Poster
Directed byRam Mukherjee
Produced bySashadhar Mukherjee
Written byRam Mukherjee (screenplay)
Harish Mehra (screenplay and dialogue)
Wajahat Mirza (dialogue)
Story byDilip Jain
StarringDilip Kumar
Vyjayanthimala
Jayant
Music byNaushad
Shakeel Badayuni (lyrics)
CinematographyV. Babasaheb
Edited byS.E. Chandivale
Release date
  • 27 March 1964 (1964-03-27)
Running time
176 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

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.[1]

The films music is by Naushad, with lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, it is noted for the patriotic song Apni Azadi Ko Hum Hargis Mita Sakte Nahin and Mujhe Duniyawalon Sharabi Na Samjho, by Mohammed Rafi.[1]

Plot[edit]

Vijay Khanna is a law graduate-cum-tabloid editor. He falls in love with Princess Sunita, while general elections are underway. Vijay becomes accused of a political leader's murder. Gradually, the couple tries to expose a criminal-politician nexus.

Cast[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Leader
Soundtrack album by
Released1964
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSaregama
Naushad chronology
Mere Mehboob
(1963)
Leader
(1964)
Dil Diya Dard Liya
(1966)

The score and soundtrack for the movie were composed by Naushad and the lyrics were 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.[2]

No. Song Singer Length
1 "Apni Azadi Ko Hum Hargis Mita Sakte Nahin" Mohammed Rafi 4:38
2 "Dayya Re Dayya" Asha Bhosle 7:12
3 "Ek Shahenshah Ne Banwa Ke" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 5:16
4 "Hameen Se Muhabbat" Mohammed Rafi 3:21
5 "Mujhe Duniya Walo" Mohammad Rafi 4:25
6 "Tere Husn Ki Kya Tarif Karun" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 4:42
7 "Aaj Hai Pyar Ka Faisla" Lata Mangeshkar 3:30
8 "Aaj Kal Shauqe Deedar Hai" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle 4:16

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mahaan, Deepak (24 June 2010). "Leader (1964)". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  2. ^ "Leader". allmusic.com.

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