Leader – A Shekar Kammula movie

Everyone who has seen Shekar Kammula’s previous movies Anand, Godavari and Happydays knows his caliber as a director. He has a peculiar way of narration and has got his own style. Leader, like all his other movies moves in its own pace, a bit slower when compared to usual commercial flicks. Its a story of a 28year old PhD holder who becomes the CM of the state to fulfill his fathers last wish. Its about the vision of a great man and how his son gives up his successful career to make it a reality. Its about the Dirty politics v/s Value politics.

Leader - Movie by Shekar Kammula

Leader - Movie by Shekar Kammula

We have seen Shekar’s view on youngsters aspirant to join politics in one of his movie Godavari, and the same spirit is unleashed in Leader in full pledge and debut-ant Rana has carried it off so well which proves that he will become another valuable asset in the industry. The first half of the movie rounds on how Arjun (Rana) plan and execute to step into the chair of CM. The next part of the movie is about the hurdles and oppositions that he faces within the party and how he overcomes it. The survival makes him to compromise once with his values and he pays a lot for it which is a turning point in the movie. The narration picks up the speed nearing to climax and ends with Arjun winning the by-elections.

Leader is not just about the politics or a single person inspired to change the system. But this is a movie, where in a possibility is discussed of bringing a change. Shekar doesn’t try to give a fantasy filled one shot solution to the problem showing much of heroism but he sheds light on the sensible ways one can think with true conviction and commitment in doing good. He tries to say that all we need to change a system is having a greater aspiration to see the change. As everyone knows at the end of the day its just a movie and that neither bring a revolution nor change everything in a fortnight, but it truly silences the mind which says nothing can be changed in our system, and sparks a thought inside everyone regarding the ways we can act upon in seeing the change.

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