Appu (2000 film)
|Produced by||Rajam K. Balachander,|
|Story by||Robin Bhatt|
by Mahesh Bhatt
|Cinematography||P. S. Vinod|
R. D. Rajasekhar
|Edited by||R. Sridhar|
|Distributed by||Minbimbangal Studio|
|16 June 2000|
Appu is a 2000 Tamil romantic thriller film directed by Vasanth. The movie stars Prashanth, Devayani and Prakash Raj. The music is by Deva. The film was a remake of Hindi film Sadak. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics.
Appu (Prashanth) is a taxi driver in Mumbai. He had a sister Saradha (Eashwari Rao) who committed suicide as her husband sold her to a brothel for money. One day, Appu meets Seetha (Devayani) and develops affection, but she is also sold by her uncle to a brothel managed by Maharani (Prakash Raj), as he is unable to repay his debt. Appu decides to save Seetha from the brothel. In the meantime, he finds out his sister was also sold to the same brothel managed by Maharani, so he decides to take revenge. Love blossoms between Appu and Seetha. Appu loses his friend Mano (Vignesh) and lover Pooja (Kaveri), as they both get killed by Maharani. Finally, Appu kills Maharani and unites with Seetha.
- Prashanth as Appuraj Nippukumar
- Devayani as Seetha (Voice dubbed by Deepa Venkat)
- Prakash Raj as Maharani
- Vignesh as Mano
- Kaveri as Pooja
- Eashwari Rao as Saradha
- Ramesh Khanna as Chidambaram
- Dhamu as Dhamu
- Vietnam Veedu Sundaram as Appu's grandfather
- Mohan Sharma as Bhai
- Besant Ravi as Fighter
During production, the film was briefly titled as Surya before being renamed to Appu. During the shoot of the film, some eunuchs hailing from Thiruvannamalai, threatened that if portions of the film were not reshot, they would initiate large scale protests and do their best to hinder shooting schedules.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Sa Re Ga Ma
|1||'Yeno Yeno'||Sujatha, Hariharan, Harini||06:10|
|2||'Idam Tharuvaya'||Pop Shalini, Unnikrishnan||05:10|
|3||'Koila Koila'||Hariharan, Anuradha Sriram||06:04|
|4||'Punnagaikku'||Sukhwinder Singh, Anupama Deshpande, S. P. B. Charan||05:40|
|5||'Vaada Vaa'||Shankar Mahadevan, Unnikrishnan||06:05|
- "Film Review: Appu". The Hindu. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
- "Vasanth disappoints with Appu". Rediff. 3 June 2000. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
- "The Appu Review". Indolink.com. 16 June 2000. Retrieved 29 August 2012.