Appu (2002 film)

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Appu
2002 Kannada film Appu poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Puri Jagannath
Produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar
Written by Puri Jagannath
Screenplay by Puri Jagannath
Starring Puneeth Rajkumar
Rakshita
Avinash
Music by Gurukiran
Cinematography K. Datthu
Edited by S. Manohar
Production
company
Poornima Enterprises
Release dates
  • 26 April 2002 (2002-04-26)
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Appu (Kannada: ಅಪ್ಪು) is a 2002 Indian Kannada film directed by Puri Jagannadh. It stars Puneet Rajkumar and Rakshita in lead roles. The supporting cast features Avinash, Srinivasa Murthy and Sumithra. The film was produced by Puneeth's mother, Parvathamma Rajkumar under Poornima Enterprises, the production banner of the Rajkumar family. It marked the screen debut Puneeth and Rakshita in lead roles.[1]

Upon theatrical release on 26 April 2002, the film was a success and completed a 200-day run in theatres.[2] The film was remade into Telugu as Idiot, in Tamil as Dum and in Bengali as Priya Amar Priya in 2008.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

After the success of Yuvaraja, Puri Jagannadh was approached by Rajkumar family to introduce their third son Puneet Rajkumar to make his onscreen debut as lead actor. Puri gladly accepted the opportunity.[3] Rakshitha, daughter of cameraman BC Gowrishankar made her acting debut with this film, she went on to play the same character in its Telugu and Tamil remakes.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Appu
Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by Gurukiran
Released 2002
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Akash Audio

Gurukiran composed the film's background score and music for its soundtrack, with the lyrics written by Upendra, Sriranga and Hamsalekha. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks.[5]

Tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Taliban Alla Alla"   Upendra Puneeth Rajkumar  
2. "Baare Baare Kalyana"   Sriranga Udit Narayan, Chithra  
3. "Panavidu Panavidu"   Hamsalekha Rajkumar  
4. "Ellinda Aarabhavo"   Sriranga Udit Narayan, Chithra  
5. "Jolly Go Jolly Go"   Hamsalekha Shankar Mahadevan  
6. "Aa Devara Haadidu"   Hamsalekha Rajkumar  

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