Leader, India, 13 March 1964

Vijay Khanna is a law graduate-cum-tabloid editor he falls in love with Princess Sunita, while general election are underway. Vijay becomes a murder accused of a political leader. Gradually the couple tries to expose a criminal-politician nexus.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 176 Minutes
  • Director: Ram Mukherjee
  • Awards: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dilip Kumar


Leader is a 1964 CinemaScope Hindi political drama film. The film is produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Ram Mukherjee . The film stars Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Jayant. The story of the film was written by Dilip Jain.

The films music is by Naushad with lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, it is noted for the patriot song, Apni Azadi Ko Hum Hargis Mita Sakte Nahin, and Mujhe Duniyawalon Sharabi Na Samjho by Mohammed Rafi.