James is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language action drama film written and directed by Chethan Kumar. It stars Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand. This is Puneeth’s posthumous appearance following his death on 29 October 2021. The film marked the second collaboration between Puneeth, Priya and Sarathkumar after Raajakumara (2017). The film score and soundtrack are composed by V. Harikrishna and Charan Raj, respectively.
The movie had a theatrical release on 17 March 2022 on the occasion of Puneeth Rajkumar’s birthday. The film was considered it as a fitting tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar by the audience and became a blockbuster at the box office and broke the record for the biggest opening day collections for any Kannada film by grossing around ₹28 crore to ₹32 crore on the first day.
Directed by Chethan Kumar
Written by Chethan Kumar
Produced by Kishore Pathikonda
Starring Puneeth Rajkumar, Priya Anand, Srikanth
Cinematography Swamy J. Gowda
Edited by Deepu S. Kumar
Music by Charanraj & V. Harikrishna
Production Kishore Productions
Release date 17 March 2022
Running time 149 minutes