Appu Raja (1990)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 38 mins

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Sethupathy (Kamal Hassan) is an honest and upright police officer. When he arrests four bigwigs Dharmaraj (Nagesh), Francis Anbarasu (Delhi Ganesh), Nallasivam (Nasser) and Satyamoorthy (Jaishankar), they escape justice easily and return to take revenge. They kill him and poison his wife (Srividya). She escapes and gives birth to twins with the help of another woman Muniyamma (Manorama), but the babies are separated and each woman believes that the other is dead because of the events that took place right after the birth. One of the twins, Raja (Kamal Hassan) grows up as a mechanic with Muniyamma, while the other twin, Appu (Kamal Haasan), a dwarf, grows up in the circus with his mother. Appu falls in love, but when he is rejected summarily, and unable to bear the pain of not being considered due to his height, he tries to commit suicide. However, he is prevented by his mother, who then reveals that his dwarfism might have been because of the poison force-fed to her when she was pregnant with the twins. This leads Appu to learn about his father’s murder and he decides to avenge by killing the four murderers. The crux of the story follows how Appu carries out his revenge, and how Raja is mistakenly blamed for his crimes. Will Appu succeed in avenging his father's murder? Will their family ever reunite Mishima

Cast: Gouthami Tadimalla, Kamal Haasan

Crew: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy

Release Dates: 09 Jul 1990 (India)

Hindi Name: अप्पू राजा

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Did you know? This movie was dubbed into Telugu as "Vichithra Sodarulu" and into Hindi as "Appu Raja" in 1990. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
01 
04:29
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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04:34
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
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04:54
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan
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04:29
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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04:35
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
Trivia:
In 2013, Aamir Khan took his inspirations for the role of a circus clown in "Dhoom 3", from the way Kamal Haasan had portrayed Appu's character in this movie.

This movie was a blockbuster and completed 600-day run at the box office. About 20 million tickets were reportedly sold. This was significant as Tamil Nadu population was 55 million then. It was the first Tamil film to beat the record of "Thirisoolam" set a decade earlier. This new record remained unbeaten for six years until the release of "Baashha".

This movie was dubbed into Telugu as "Vichithra Sodarulu" and into Hindi as "Appu Raja" in 1990.

Actress Gandhimadhi was originally cast in Manorama's role. Due to changes in the script, she was replaced.

Actor Kamal Haasan play three different roles in this movie.
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Dubbed from: Apoorva Saghodarargal (Tamil)