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23 February 2010


I watched Leader movie in Virginia on Saturday. I was apprehensive about the audience turnout given the fact that the movie was not accorded high ratings by websites but was surprised to see a good attendance at the theatre. This is attributable to the reputation Sekhar Kammula enjoys amongst the NRI Telugu movie lovers.

Sekhar Kammula, who has so far directed romantic and heroine oriented movies, traverses to a totally different genre on this occasion. The film starts off on a promising note with a good screenplay in the first half.

While Sekhar navigates well into political genre in the first half, he misses the bus in his area of expertise – portrayal of subtle love and romance. The character of Priya Anand is confusing. It does not make sense if she is in love with the hero or is trying to be a collaborator in his endeavors. Also, one cannot help but notice the director’s valiant attempt towards a commercial director image when you see an item song in his film by Udaya Bhanu. Barring these minor inconsistencies, Sekhar sets a good rhythm for post intermission.

The tempo goes down in the second half. For majority of the second half, the hero character appears vulnerable trying to save his CM post and thereby the people’s fund. By infusing a love thread in the second half, the director dilutes the main story further. Even this love thread begins from the hero’s stand-point with intent to betray and use the relation for a political mileage making him guilt conscious. Aggressiveness is reinstated in hero’s character after the episode with the old man who loses his daughter and the hero making up his mind to resign the CM post.

The title justification sequences beginning with the hero resigning from the CM post, starting afresh, meeting and inspiring people across all sections and winning elections are shown in the legendary “Maa Telugu Talliki” song sequence (mellifluously rendered by Late Tanguturi Surya Kumari garu). Perhaps, this episode should have become the driving force for the second half.

Rana makes a confident debut in this movie. He acted authoritatively in the scenes involving him as the CM but looked a bit uncomfortable in romantic and emotional scenes. In all his previous movies, Sekhar etched well defined characters for his leading ladies but not this time around. Others chipped in with good performances.

I was slightly disappointed with Mickey J Meyer’s re-recording and background scores. The background scores seemed repetitive and reminded me of AR Rahman’s background scores (from Guru) and some tune patterns from Godavari film. Mickey is a highly talented musician with a penchant for melody and I hope he comes up with more refreshing tunes and background scores going forward.

Overall, Leader is not one of Sekhar’s best movies; but we need to appreciate his efforts of trying something different from his regular movies and pursuing his passion of making movies.

Sreekanth Devarakonda
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