Rana, Richa Gangopadhyay, Priya Anand
- BannerAVM Productions
Marthand K Venkatesh
Vijay C. Kumar
Mickey J Meyer
M. Saravanan, M. S. Guhan
- Audio release date
Leader story at a glance
Leader is the story of Arjun Prasad (Rana), son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sanjeevayya (Suman). Sanjeevayya suddenly dies in a bomb blast and his relative Dhanunjay (Subbaraju) eyes the CM post. Arjun Prasad who is in US comes to Hyderabad for funeral. He realizes that his CM father was a corrupt person and his mother (Suhasini) asks him to enter politics to clean the system. Rest of the story is how Arjun fights corruption and makes a difference.
The movie had its share of controversies before release. There were rumors that it is about former CM YS Raja Shekar Reddy but nothing came closer to truth. Leader is the debut movie of Daggubati scion, Rana. There was tremendous hype surrounding the movie and also positive buzz due to Sekhar Kammula’s image. The movie had a decent run at the box office. However, Rana’s debut did not reach up to the hype as he was shown very subtly in the movie.
This is the debut movie of Rana Daggubati. The heroines in the movie, Richa Gangopadhyay and Priya Anand have also made their debut with this movie.
There were rumors that a sequel to this movie is also being planned.
Noted production house, AVM Productions had made a re-entry to Telugu film industry with Leader.
There were reports that the movie is reportedly about CM YS Raja Shekar Reddy but later all these rumors turned out baseless.
‘Prasadz Imax’ had hosted the biggest Premiere ever for a Telugu movie then. Several film and political celebrities graced the event.
Vodafone for the first time in AP had tied up with this movie as publicity partner and went on to do good publicity for the movie.