Appaji is a 1996 Indian Kannada-language action drama film starring Vishnuvardhan and Aamani in the lead roles. The film is directed by D. Rajendra Babu and written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and produced under Surya International banner. The film, upon release, met with positive reviews and declared a blockbuster. The music was scored by M. M. Keeravani. Storywriter of this movie, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad copied a famous sequence of this movie - "Taking lift cunningly in the guise of helping a vehicle which seems to be broken down" (just before the song "Ene Kannadathi" ) -later in the 2015 Hindi movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan.