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Gang Leader




Summary

Gang Leader is a 1991 Indian Telugu-language action crime film written, directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and produced by Maganti Ravindranath Chowdary. The film stars Chiranjeevi and Vijayashanti in the lead roles, while Rao Gopal Rao, Anandaraj, Murali Mohan, and Sarath Kumar play other key roles. The soundtrack was composed by Bappi Lahiri with dance choreography by Prabhu Deva. The genre-bending semi-fiction film explores the concepts of exploitation of law enforcement by anti-social behaviour and the impact of mob psychology.

The film was recorded as an Industry Hit and a cult classic by becoming the Telugu's daily vernacular. It was screened at the International Film Festival of India. The film is often credited as one of the biggest hits in Chiranjeevi's career. It surpassed the box office collections of the blockbuster and industry hit Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari. Later, it was dubbed in Tamil with same title. The film was later remade in bollywood as Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj, which Chiranjeevi reprising his role and Meenakshi Seshadri playing the role of Vijayashanti, and in Kannada as Kutumba, starring Upendra.