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Appu (2000 film)

Appu is a Tamil film released in 2000. The movie stars Prashanth, Devayani and Prakash Raj. The film was directed by Vasanth. The music is by Deva. The film was a remake of Hindi film Sadak.

Appu (2002 film)

Appu 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.

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


Appu may refer to:

  • Appu (Hurrian), a character in Hurrian mythology
  • a Dravidian given name:
    • Appu Nedungadi, the name of Rao Bahadur T.M. (Thalakodi Madathil) Appu Nedungadi, author of Kundalatha, which was published in 1887, making it one of the earliest novels in Malayalam
    • Puran Appu (1812–1848), alias Puran Appu (In Sinhala:පුරන් අප්පු) is one of the notable personalities in Sri Lanka's history
popular culture
  • Appu, the elephant mascot, see 1982 Asian Games
  • Appu (2000 film), a Tamil film directed by Vasanth
  • Appu (2002 film), a Kannada directed by Puri Jagannath
  • Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu, a 1958 Telugu film
  • Appu (1990 film), a 1990 Malayalam film by Dennis Joseph starring Mohanlal, Murali and Sunitha
Appu (1990 film)

Appu is a 1990 Malayalam film directed by Dennis Joseph and written by Sreekumaran Thampi starring Mohanlal, Sunitha and Murali.

Appu (Hurrian)

The Story of Appu is a mythological Hittite text (CTH 360). The text is fragmentary, and the sequence of events in the story is a reconstruction.

The text is usually taken as an account of a Hurrian myth, but it does not itself contain any Hurrian names or other vocabulary to support this judgement. The geographical setting is in Mesopotamia.

The reconstructed argument of the text is as follows: Appu is a rich man, but he is unhappy because he has no son. The text hints at the possibility that Appu doesn't know anything about sex. He sacrifices a lamb to ask the help of the gods. The sun-god appears and advises him to get drunk and then have sex with his wife. Eventually, Appu's wife gives birth to a first son, named "bad, evil". At this point the text alludes to a rite of name-giving, paralleled in the Song of Ullikummi, where the newborn is set on the knee of the father. Appu's wife later gives birth to a second son, named "good, righteous". When both sons have reached adult age, Idalu suggests that they divide the paternal estate among them. He argues that, as each of the gods has his own city, so should they also each have their own property. Idalu tricks his brother, taking most of the estate and leaving him only with a barren cow. But the sun-god blesses the cow and restores her fertility. At this point the first tablet ends and the rest of the story is very fragmentary.

It appears to deal with litigation between the brothers; Idalu seems to take Handanza to court before the sun-god at Sippar. When the god rules in favour of Handanza, Idalu curses, and the sun-god refuses to conclude the case, sending the brothers to Ishtar at Nineveh to conclude the case.