March 17th of 2022 is going to be very special day for Kannada people and movie lovers, with both joy and sorrow, welling up simultaneously. This is the birthday of late Kannada star Appu, an occasion to celebrate for millions of Puneeth Rajkumar’s fans. But what makes this joyful occasion also painful is the fact that the humble and down to earth star, who had lots of life and career ahead of him, is no more. This is the first birthday of Puneeth Rajkumar, after he succumbed to cardiac arrest in October last year.
Puneeth Rajkumar’s birthday is earnestly celebrated by his fans every where and this year the celebrations have got even bigger. The last movie of Puneeth Rajkumar, James got off to a massive release all over Karnataka. This movie is getting good response and has got a hit talk. Being the last movie of Appu, who is one of the top star in Kannada film industry, James is attracting movie lovers in large numbers. James is a high budget action entertainer and released in around 4000 screens all over the globe in five languages.
As both, hi first birth anniversary and his last movie’s release fell on same day, festival atmosphere is being witnessed at theatres in Bengaluru, Mysore and other cities. Large cutouts of Puneet are erected at several movie halls. His fans have taken up social service activities across the state remembering him.
Though the 46-year-old actor Puneet Raj Kumar has left the world, leaving his family, friends, supporters, colleagues, millions of fans in disbelief and pain, his legacy will live on. Besides movie achievements, he is also known for taking up several service and charity activities, creating a positive impact in the lives of lakhs of people. Cine Chit Chat salutes to this great star and human being on this special day.