Union Leader (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sanjay Patel|
|Produced by||Sanjay Patel|
|Distributed by||PVR Vcaao|
Union Leader is a 2017 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Patel and starring Rahul Bhat and Tillotama Shome. The film's original title was Kamdar Union that was later changed to Union Leader during the post production.
Resigned to his fate as a worker in a notoriously shoddy chemical plant, Jay wants little more than for his wife and son to escape their life of poverty but soon he realizes that he must not only find a way to support his family, but also overcome grave social and legal injustice in the system. 
- Rahul Bhat as Jay
- Tillotama Shome as Geeta
- Jayesh More as Manoj
- Samvedna Suwalka as Rita
- Jay Vithlani as Anand
The filming took place at various locations in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and it was wrapped up towards the end of December 2016.The film was shot in India in late 2016, and features an all-Indian cast. However, the post-production work was done in Calgary. 
Union Leader has already been accepted by several film festivals, including the Hof International Film Festival in Germany and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in Florida. The film was released on 19 January 2018.
|AMPIA (Rosie Awards)||Best Film, Best Director, Best Editor||2018||Nominated|||
|St. Louis International Film Festival||Best Movie||2017||Nominated|||
|10th Colombia George International (Angaelica) Film Festival, USA||Best Film in The Best Of Fest Category||2017||Won|||
|17th Kansas International Film Festival, USA||Best Film||2017||Nominated|||
|13th Utopia Film Festival, USA||Best Film||2017||Nominated|||
|18th Ojai Film Festival, USA||Best Film||2017||Nominated|||
|32nd Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA||Best Film||2017||Nominated|||
|51st hof international film festival, Germany||Emerging Director||2017||Nominated|||
|24th CineSol Film Festival, Texas, US||Best Film||2017||Nominated|||
|11th Red Rock Film Festival, Utah, US||Best Film||2017||Nominated|||
|7th Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival||Best Feature Film||2017||Nominated|||
|48th International Film Festival of India||Cinema of the World||2017||Nominated|||
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