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Leader (1964)

| Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Meet Vijay Khanna, educated law graduate; publisher of "Leader"; mischief monger; trouble-maker; maker of revolutionary and hilarious speeches; contemptuous of politicians; attracted to the... See full summary »

Director:

Ram Mukherjee (as Ram Mukerji)

Writers:

Dilip Kumar (story), Harish Mehra (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Vijay Khanna
Vyjayanthimala ... Princess Sunita (as Vyjayantimala)
Jayant ... Diwan Mahendranath
Nasir Hussain ... Mr. Khanna (as Nazir Husain)
D.K. Sapru ... King of Shah Garh (as Sapru)
Hiralal Hiralal ... Kharga - killer
Amar
Jankidas Jankidas ... Mr. Ghatak
P. Kailash P. Kailash
Jagdish Sethi Jagdish Sethi
Leela Mishra ... Mrs. Khanna (as Leela Misra)
Merlyn Merlyn ... (as Merilyn)
Motilal ... Acharya
Ram Avtar Ram Avtar ... (as Ravavtar)
Mirza Musharraf Mirza Musharraf
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Meet Vijay Khanna, educated law graduate; publisher of "Leader"; mischief monger; trouble-maker; maker of revolutionary and hilarious speeches; contemptuous of politicians; attracted to the princess of Shah Garh, Sunita; masquerades as the son of an industrialist; and who is wanted by the police for the brutal and daring murder of one of India's leading politicians'. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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India

Language:

Hindi

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Wonderful Colour Classic of Early 60s
20 February 2009 | by Umar Mansoor BajwaSee all my reviews

The thespian and versatile Dilip Kumar rules the movie with an enticing female lead support by Vijantimala. This cinema scope, Technicolor movie with a beautifully choreographed and classically filmed song with the historical Taj Mahal in the background is a feast for the eyes.

Although, the movie is not very serious or melodramatic, because the first one hour is just light comedy and adventure but subsequently, as the symbolic dirty politics of subcontinent takes shape, it lends Dilip to display his agonizing and emotionally charged acting prowess which is indeed commendable. Dilip can masterfully act as a light comedian, romantic lover, adventure seeking fellow as well as an honest politic leader ready to defy the machinations of the evil doers.

On the whole, it is a very interesting film, with good hit songs, nice screenplay and great acting by Dilip Kumar.


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