|Produced by||Tarun Shivappa |
|Music by||Veer Samarth|
|Cinematography||Guru Prashant Rai|
|Edited by||K. M. Prakash|
Mass Leader is a 2017 Indian Kannada-language action-thriller film written and directed by Narasimha, and produced jointly by Tarun Shivappa and Hardik Gowda. It features Shiva Rajkumar, playing an Army Officer, and Pranitha Subhash in the lead roles whilst Vijay Raghavendra, Yogesh, Gururaj Jaggesh, Sharmiela Mandre, Vamsi Krishna, Ashika Ranganath and Parinitha Kitty play key supporting roles. The soundtrack and score for the film is composed by Veer Samarth and the cinematography is by Guru Prashant Rai.
The movie revolves around the life of Captain Shivraj (Shiva Rajkumar). The film opens with the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators thriving in Bengaluru with the help of the politicians who practice vote-bank politics. Shivraj, along with his two associates Viji and Guru, drives out Bangladeshi infiltrators by spreading widespread rumours that they are going to be attacked. He also locks horns with the corrupt Chief Minister of Karnataka (Prakash Belawadi) and also takes strong actions against drug mafia and other illegal activities. An underworld Don from Mangaluru is tasked to kill Shivraj, but he later turns a loyalist.
In the second half of the film, flashback happens were Shivraj is a patriotic Indian Army captain in Kashmir with a loving wife (Pranitha Subhash) and his siblings, parents and a child. His sister unknowingly falls for a Pakistani. The family is slayed by a terror plot, leaving his child handicapped. The rest of the story is how Shivraj avenges the deaths of his parents, wife and sister, by finishing off the terrorist leader behind the plot.
The movie tells us that a leader is not one who gives away notes to get votes, but, a leader is one who stands at the border and fights for the entire nation!
- Shiva Rajkumar as Captain Shivraj
- Vijay Raghavendra as Vijay
- Gururaj Jaggesh
- Pranitha Subhash
- Vamsi Krishna
- Sharmiela Mandre as Chandini
- Ashika Ranganath as Shreya
- Parinitha Kitty as Chummi
- Prakash Belawadi
- Rockline Venkatesh
The film was officially launched on 19 April 2016 in Bangalore. Apart from various locations in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the principal photography took place in Kashmir amidst heavy snow fall. The crew shifted the shoot to Manali after tensions erupted in Kashmir in January 2017.
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||9 July 2017|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
All lyrics written by V. Nagendra Prasad.
|1.||"Mundhe Nintru"||Chetan Gandharva|
|2.||"Geleya Ennale"||Chetan Gandharva, Shreya Ghoshal|
|3.||"Aabida Aabida"||Veer Samarth, Supriya Lohith|
|4.||"Deepave Ninna"||Jubin Nautiyal, Aishwarya Rangarajan|
|5.||"Ee Mannali"||Prem, Chintan Vikas, Govind Kurnool|
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