Gang Leader is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language comedy thriller film written and directed by Vikram Kumar. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film stars Nani, Kartikeya Gummakonda, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Lakshmi, Saranya Ponvannan, Shriya Kontham, and Praanya P. Rao. The music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander. In this film, five women seek the help of a crime novelist to avenge the death of their loved ones. The film was released on 13 September 2019, after being pushed back from previously scheduled release date of 30 August 2019.
Pencil Parthasarathy is a small time crime novelist who watches American movies and rewrites their stories into local Telugu novels. Meanwhile a great robbery takes place in the city where ₹300 crore (US$42 million) are stolen by five individuals. As soon as the robbery is finished, the five are found murdered and the money stolen. Five bereaved women (an aged woman, a middle-aged woman, a young woman, a teen and a small child) who lost their loved ones (the five dead robbers) come together and try to find someone who would help them avenge their loved ones. They approach Pencil to help them figure out the culprit. Pencil, at first, refuses to help but sensing a good (and probably his first) original story, agrees to help them. After a few twists and turns, the ragtag group finally narrows down on their main suspect: Dev. Dev is a small-time ambulance driver turned F1 racer. As an ambulance driver, Dev never lost a patient due to his skilled and prompt driving of patients to the hospitals. But in order to become a successful race car driver, he needed money. In order to get the money, he joined a group of cancer patients (the original five) who were planning on a robbery to set aside money for their loved ones (the five women). After the robbery, Dev killed the five men, stole the money, and became a successful race car driver. Then, all the gang plot against him to try bringing him to justice. However, Dev gets to know that someone is targeting him and tries to hack their address, but the leader of the gang, Pencil takes his decisions smartly predicting every next step of Dev. After a series of events, Dev confirms that there is actually a gang of six that are behind him. At the end of the movie, Dev is killed by Pencil and all of the members of the gang live together like a family and Pencil publishes his new book.
Directed by Vikram Kumar
Written by Vikram Kumar
Produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Sankar & Mohan Cherukuri
Starring Nani, Kartikeya Gummakonda, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Lakshmi, Saranya Ponvannan
Cinematography Miroslaw Kuba Brozek
Edited by Naveen Nooli
Music by Anirudh Ravichander
Production Mythri Movie Makers
Distributed by Sarigama Cinemas
Release date 13 September 2019
Running time 155 minutes