50. Leader or Politician ???

Lets take a look at the definitions for a Politician & a Leader ...

Politician - A politician or political leader is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making. This includes people who hold decision-making positions in government, and people who seek those positions, whether by means of election, coup d'├ętat, appointment, electoral fraud, conquest, right of inheritance or other means.

Leader - Leadership is stated as the "process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task."

Gandhi is an example for a Politician & Netaji Subash Chandra Bose is an example for a Leader ,so given an option to be anyone of these two people ,who would you choose to be ???,

A Politician called Gandhi who butchered the Indian nation using his policy of DIVIDE & RULE or to be the charismatic Leader namely Netaji Subash Chandra Bose who fought for the cause of a unified nation ?????

PLOT : " A reluctant son of an assassinated politician takes up his father's role as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh only to learn that he cannot be a Leader & a Politician at the same time. "

Since this was my 50th post i was just pondering for a looong time as to what movie should i be writing on ,there are lots & lots of great movies i still need to write on but when coming to this post i was left searching ,all my of search did not end in vain for i just found the apt movie.

Leader written and directed by Sekhar Kammula just swept me off my feet ,out of all commercial films about politics & its backdrop ,this film brings about an enlightening portrayal about our paralyzed system called Democracy.

The director has touched upon many issues in the film that depicts the sorry state of affairs thats happening in our country.Kudos Sir ,you have done justice to the genre of Political drama.

Lead role by debutant Rana Daggubati was simply superb ,its a dream launch pad for the tall & handsome hunk who has what it takes to make it big in films.I was so very impressed with his attitude & body language ,hoping he does more meaningful films rather than take the commercial route.

The rest of the cast includes debutant Richa Gangopadhyay ,Priya Anand ,Suhasini Mani Ratnam ,Harsha Vardan & other prominent actors ,after a long time i has seen so many actress given pivotal roles in one film.

Richa Gangopadhyay ,Priya Anand & Suhasini Mani Ratnam were splendid in their performances ,debutant or experienced didnt matter ,they all utilized their meaty roles effectively ,its something which has proved be a major advantage for the film.

Music by Mickey J Meyer was very potent especially in the background score ,the songs & the background score gelled well with the flow of the film ,never hampering its progress.

Cinematography by Vijay C. Kumar & editing by Marthand K Venkatesh were crisp & racy ,its a team effort that was able to pull this film off so convincingly.

The lead role's dilemma to be a Politician or a Leader was well etched out by the director ,at times we see glimpses in the film of how even a honest bureaucrat turns rogue thanks to our pathetic system of democracy.

Hope is one thing that people expect for in this corrupt world but all this hope will be only in vain unless something is done about the the way we let ourselves be governed ,we don't need people with election manifestos & false promises ,we need an able person ready to come down to the needy ,work with them ,share their pains & give them hope ,so what do we need a LEADER or a POLITICIAN ???

"Its Better That Power Lies in One Capable Person Rather than Distributing it Between Fools."

  • Rating : "U"
P.S : " Rana Daggubati is the nephew of actor Venkatesh.He is also the nephew of Nagarjuna Akkineni, and his cousin is also a movie star known as Naga Chaitanya. "


Madhu said...

hey macha! Firstly congrats and same pinch for completing 50 posts.Cauz my last one was the fiftieth one!!

Being in hyderabad,i consider myself lucky to be able to watch regional telugu films,along with tamil,hindi and english!

And leader was an awesome flick! Rana duggubati is an upcoming actor who potrayed the role of a leader exceedingly well!

well written!!
P.S Shekhar Kammulaa is one superb director..have u watched his other films? Happy DAys,Anand,Godavari?? Check em out!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Hey congrats to u too :)
Will definitely check out Shekhar's other films also :)

sm said...

well written

Raji U said...


Congrats on the 50th post. I have seen all this director's film. He really puts a lot of thoughts to his work. Will see leader if possible.

PS: BTW, are you golute?? :P

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ sm

Thanks :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Raji_U

Nope am not golute :)

Babli said...

Venice is a very beautiful and romantic place and you should visit one day.
Heartiest congratulations to you for completion of your 50th post. Very well written. Keep it up!

Chandrika Shubham said...

I liked this review very much especially the difference between the leader and the politician.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Thanks for the wishes :)
Will visit VENICE for sure :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chandrika

Glad u liked my perception :)

HaRy!! said...

Leader ah... right pathuta pochi.... ana first para le ne etho director range ku super ah difference sona! :)

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