Appu (2000 film)

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Directed byVasanth
Produced byRajam K. Balachander,
Pushpa Kandasamy
Screenplay byVasanth
Story byRobin Bhatt
Based onSadak
by Mahesh Bhatt
Prakash Raj
Music byDeva
CinematographyP. S. Vinod
Additional Cinematography:
R. D. Rajasekhar
Edited byR. Sridhar
Distributed byMinbimbangal Studio
Release date
16 June 2000
Running time
132 minutes

Appu is a 2000 Tamil romantic thriller film directed by Vasanth. The movie stars Prashanth, Devayani and Prakash Raj.[1][2] The music is by Deva.[3] The film was a remake of Hindi film Sadak. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics.[4]


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.



During production, the film was briefly titled as Surya before being renamed to Appu.[5] 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.[6]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music
Sa Re Ga Ma

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva,All song lyrics by Vairamuthu. The soundtrack, released in 2000, features 5 tracks.[7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
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


  1. ^ "Film Review: Appu". The Hindu. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Vasanth disappoints with Appu". Rediff. 3 June 2000. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "The Appu Review". 16 June 2000. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
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