Appu (2002 film)

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2002 Kannada film Appu poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar
Written by Puri Jagannadh
Screenplay by Puri Jagannadh
Music by Gurukiran
Cinematography K. Datthu
Edited by S. Manohar
Poornima Enterprises
Release date
  • 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 Puneeth 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 in Telugu as Idiot in 2002, in Tamil as Dum in 2003, in Bengali as Hero in 2006 and in Bangladeshi as Priya Amar Priya in 2008, thereby becoming the first Kannada movie to be remade in a foreign language.[3]



After the success of Yuvaraja, Puri Jagannadh was approached by Rajkumar family to introduce their third son Puneeth Rajkumar to make his onscreen debut as lead actor. Puri gladly accepted the opportunity.[4] Rakshitha, daughter of cameraman BC Gowrishankar made her acting debut with this film and she went on to play the same character in its Telugu and Tamil remakes.[5]


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.[6]

Track list
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 Aarambhavo" Sriranga Udit Narayan, Chithra  
5. "Jolly Go Jolly Go" Hamsalekha Shankar Mahadevan  
6. "Aa Devara Haadidu" Hamsalekha Rajkumar  


  1. ^ "Puneet Rajakumar beats the heat". 20 April 2002. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Appu at 100 days". Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
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  4. ^ "In a dual role". Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Rakshita Prem had acted in all versions of Appu". the times of india. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  6. ^ "Appu (2002)". 11 October 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015.