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Aapatha madhuramaina telugu cinema patalu..

adbhuthamiana sangeetam, ajaramaramaina sahityam...

Saloori Rajeswara Rao gari daggaranunchi, K.V.Mahadevan , Ilayarajala varaku, Nati Devulapalli daggaranunchi neti sirivennela seetaramasastry varaku..

enno chakkati geetalu.. mukhyam ga 1970-80 la telugu cinema pataluee page lo post chesi, na favourite songs ni andaritho panchukovalane prayathname na "Lyrical Melodies"

 

 

Song: Jorumeedunnavu Tummeda..

movie: Sivaranjani

 

 

 

 

 

Song: Sadi seyako gali sadi seyaboke

movie: rajamakutam

 

rachana:devulapalli  

 

This is another song.. to describe which any adjective would be invain.  This one mirrors meticulously Devulapalli Krishna Sastry's excellent 'bhavukatha' with a tadka of overwhelming love, in asking the breeze to be quiet, without making any sound because the beloved is tired and taking a nap.

 

Watch the song here..

 

 

 

 

lyrics of sadi seyake gali.. raja makutam

sadi seyako gali sadi seyaboke
badali odilo raju pavvalinchene..

rathna peethika leni raraju na sami
manikireetamu leni maaraju gakemi
chilipi parugulu mani solasi porade..

eti gala galalake egasi lechene
aaku kadalikalake adari choosene
nidura chedarindante nenoorukone

pandu vennela nadigi panpu theraade
needa mabbula daagu nidura theraade
virula deevana pooni visir porade..

 

Song: Jaya Jaya Jaya priya Bharatha janayitri.. Rakshasudu

 

sangeetam: Ilayaraja, padinadi : S.Janaki, rachana: Devulapalli

 

Devulapalli Krishna Sastry is the quintessence of "Bhava Kavitvam" in Telugu.. the epitome of poetry with a depth in itself! To me, reading Devulapalli vari kavitvam is experiencing both ecstacy and agony  at the same time. And the song Jaya Jaya Priya Bharatha Janayitri Divya Dhatri written by Devulapalli and adopted in the telugu film rakshasudu is one song I consider the best patriotic song I ever heard...!

 

I read somewhere that this one was written by KrishnaSastry garu for a function at Pithapuram Raja college of Kakinada, and it was first sung by Vinjamuri Sita and Avasarala Anasuya at that  function.

 

Listen to the song here

 

Lyrics of Jaya jaya jaya with English translation:

  

jaya jaya jaya priya

bharatha janayitri divyadhatri           

 

[Hail you oh mother India! the holy land of divinity]

 

jaya jaya jaya satha sahasra

nara nari hridaya nethri

 

[Hail you!  whose eyes are the hearts of millions of men and women]

 

jaya jaya sasyamala

susyama chala chelanchala

 

[Hail you, who has donned a saree, the hem of which is as green as the lush greenery of flourishing crops and trees]

 

jaya vasantha kusuma latha

charitha lalitha choorna kunthala

 

[Hail you, with a hair adorned with flowers of the spring and divided into two beautiful tresses of History and Culture.. ]*

 

jaya madeeya hridayasaya

laaksharuna pada yugala

 

[Hail you, whose both feet are colured in the redness of the aspirations of my heart]

 jaya disantha gatha sakuntha

divya gana parithoshana

 

[Hail you, who is gratified by the twitters of the birds travelling across the bounds of all the directions]

 

jaya gaayaka vaithalika

gala visala patha viharana

 

[Hail you, who rambles in the mellifluos voices of all the singers and poets]

 

jaya madeeya madhura geya

chumbitha sundara charana

 

[Hail you, who has beautiful feet, kissed by my sweet ode to thee]

 

 

  

*(this is just my interpretation of it, choornakuntala means a woman who has her hair divided into two tresses,and has them hang over her shoulders.  Normally the picture of Bharathmatha depicts her with two tresses of hair on both her shoulders , I like to interpret that the poet thought of its history as one of the tresses and culture as another!)

 

 

 

Song:  Ramachakkani Seetaki.. Godavari

 

Sangeetam K.M.Radhakrishna, padinadi: Gayatri,

rachana: Veturi

 

One of the very few wonderful songs of contemporary telugu cinema in terms of both music and lyrics. Excellently penned lyrics, melodiously rendered music and flawlessly sung...

Especially the lines,

" Udutha veepuna velu vidichina pudami alludu ramude

   edama chethini sivuni villunu etthina aa ramude

   ettha galada seeta jadanu thali katte velalo"

wonderfully sounding with madhya prasa, challenge Sri Rama's ability to lift Seeta's braided hair!

In the legend of Ramayana,  it is said that while building Ramasethu, a squirrel helped Rama by laying little stones as it's miniscule effort towards the construction of the bridge to Lanka. Rama who was touched by the squirrel's loving gesture, caressed it's back leaving his finger prints on it.  Ever since then the three lines on the squirrels' back are attributed to be Lord Rama'sfinger prints.. what a genius of Veturi, to depict that in just few words rhyming with pudami alludu ramude, which addresses Rama as the son in law of Mother Earth(Pudami) !!!

 

Listen to the song here

 

Here go the lyrics of ramachakkani seetaki

 

Lyrics:

 

 

chorus:

 

neela gagana ghana vichalana dharanija Sree Ramana

madhura vadana, nalina nayana manavi vinara Rama

 

 

Rama chakkani Seetaki arachetha gorinta

intha chakkani chukkaki inka evaro mogudanta

 

 

Udatha veepuna velu vidichina pudami alludu ramude

Edama chehtanu sivuni villu etthina aa ramude

ettha galada seetha jadanu thali katte velalo

 

erra jabili cheyi gilli ramudedani aduguthunte

choodaledani pedavi cheppe cheppalemani kanulu cheppe

nallapoosainadu demudu nallani raghu ramudu

 

chukkanadiga dikkunadiga chemmagillina choopunadiga

neerupongina kanulalona neeti terale adduniliche

chosukomani manasu telipe manasu matalu kaduga

 

Induvadana kundaradana manda gamana bhama

enduvalan induvadana intha madana prema?

 

 

Song: Jagamantha kutumbam nadi.. Chakram

 

Sangeetam: Chakri, Padinadi:sirivennela, rachana: sirivennela

 

This song I would say is the best ever rendered by Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry... the best part I like in this is 'gali pallaki paina tarali na paata paapa ooregi vedale'! Wonderful expression. Particularly I like paata ni paapa ani pilavadam naku chalanacchindi. And ofcourse 'cinivali', rhymingly used  to refer to the slightest ray of light on a new-moon-day! The entire song is a masterpiece in itself.. masterpiece is still an understatement. You must listen to the song and really understand it to appreciate it... Here go the song and the lyrics..

 

Precisely, I would like to interpret the meaning of the whole song like this..

 

 

I become the poem and the poet, I become the wife and the husband... I walk all by myself and Iwalk all with myself on a path filled with jasmines and on a deserted foggy path, experiencing the melodies of triumph as well as the depressing flow of tears.. and on my way, I see a lot of dreams, stories, words and songs, colours, personified poetic beauties and girls!

 

 

 

  Lyrics of jagamantha kutumbam nadi :

 

Jagamantha kutumbam nadi ekaki jeevitam nadi

samsara sagaram nade sanyasam soonyam nave

 

[My family is as big as the world, but yet, I am a lonely soul! 

 

 The ocean of erathly bonds is mine, and renunciation and emptiness is mine as well!]

 

 Kavinai kavithanai bharyanai bhartha nai

Kavinai kavithanai bharyanai bhartha nai

 

[I become the poet and Ibecome the poem

I become the wife and I become the husband]

 

mallela darilo manchu edarilo

mallela darilo manchu edarilo

 

[on the paths spread with Jasmines

and on a deserted snowy path]

 

panneeti jaya geetala kanneeti jalapathala

 

[through the scents and slogans of tripumph

through the waterfalls of tears...]

 

nalo nenu anugamisthu natho nene ramisthu

[while fulfilling the journey into myself and with myself]

ontarinai anavaratam kantunnanu nirantaram

kalalni, kadhalni, matalni, patalni, rangulni, ranga vallulni,   

kavya kanyalni, ada pillalni

 

Jagamantha kutumbam nadi ekaki jeevitam nadi

 

mintiki kantini nenai, kantanu mantanu nenai

mintiki kantini nenai, kantanu mantanu nenai...

manala matuna vennela nenai vennela poothala mantanu

nenai ,

ravinai, sasinai, divamai, nisinai

natho nene shagamisthu natho nene ramisthu

ontarinai prathinumusham kantunnanu nirantaram

kiranalni kiranala harinalni harinala charanalni charanala

chalanana kanarani gamyala kalanni indra jalanni...

 

Jagamantha kutumbam nadi ekaki jeevitam nadi

 

gali pallaki paina tarali na paata paapa ooregi vedale,

gonthu vakili ni moosi marali thanu moogapoyi na gunde

migile..

na hridayame na logili, na hridayame napaataki thalli

na hridayame naku aali, na hridayam lo idi cinivali...

 

Jagamantha kutumbam nadi ekaki jeevitam nadi

 

And here is what sirivennela says about this song..

 

 

I sure loved to hear  the inner meaning and spiritual interpretation of the lyrics by the writer himself, but still I would love even more to listen to the song and think that it depicts the intricate contradictions of optimism and pecimism in life...!

 

 

Song: Akulo akunai poovulo poovunai.. Meghasandesam

 

sangeetam: Ramesh Naidu, Padinadi: P.Suseela, rachana: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry.

Krishna Sastry gari adhuthamaina bhavukathaki addam patte andamaina pata... telugu bhasha lo unna andannantha koorchi podigina pata..

 

Lyrics of akulo akunai

 

akulo akunai poovulo poovunai

kommalo kommanai nunuletha remmanai

ee adavi dagipona etulaina ichatane aagipona...

akulo akunai poovulo poovunai

kommalo kommanai nunuletha remmanai

ee adavi dagipona etulaina ichatane aagipona...

gala gala ne veechu chirugalilo keratamai

gala gala ne veechu chirugalilo keratamai

jala jala ne paru selapatalo theta nai

jala jala ne paru selapatalo theta nai

pagadala chiguraku therachatu chethi nai

paruvampu virichede chinnari siggunai

ee adavi dagipona etulaina ichatane aagipona...

ee adavi dagipona etulaina ichatane aagipona...

tharulekki ela neeli girinekki melamella

kadulekki jaladampu neelampu niggunai

akala dahama chintala vantala

ee tarali verrinai ekatama tirugada

ee adavi dagipona etulainaichatane aagipona...

akulo akunai poovulo poovunai

kommalo kommanai nunuletha remmanai

ee adavi dagipona etulaina ichatane aagipona...

 

Song: Rakoyi Anukoni Athidhi... Movie: Sri Rajeswari Vilas Coffee club

 

Sangeetam: Pendyala Nageswara Rao garu, Padinadi: Suseela

 

I don't know who penned down the lyrics of this song, but hat's off to who ever it is. Mamooluga, intiki vacche athidhulani ravoddani cheppadam.. paddhathi kadu. Alantidi intiki rakoyi ani chepthune, thalupulu teruvaledu, muggulu pettaledu, poolu pettukovalante mallelu vicchaledu, katuka diddalante kallalo inka nidra needalu poledu, palu inka teledu, thinadaniki emi cheyaledu.. ilanti samayam lo thondara padi ravoddu...nuvvu darilo velthu alisi vacchavo lekapothe nenu ontariga unnananu telsi vacchavo, naku teleedu, rammanadaniki sahasam ledu, pommanadam maryada kadu kabatti, vela kani vela intiki raku ani athidhi ki antha andam ga naccha cheppadam.. chala adbhutham kada!

Lyrics of rakoyi anukoni athidhi:

 

rakoyi anukoni athidhi..

kaki chetha kaburaina pampaka

rakoyi anukoni athidhi

vakiti talupulu teravane ledu

mungita muggula teerchane ledu

vakiti talupulu teravane ledu

mungita muggula teerchaneledu

vela kani vela ee vela kani vela intiki

rakoyi anukoni athidhi...

sigalo poovulu mudavalante sirimallelu vikasimpane ledu

kannula katuka diddalante niddura needala veedane ledu

palu vennalu tene ledu

panchabhaksyamula cheyane ledu

vela kani vela ee vela kani vela vinduku

rakoyi anukoni athidhi...

ooraka darine pothu hu alase vacchithivo

ontariga unnanani ne telise vacchithivo

rammanutaku sahasamu chaladu

pommanuta maryada kadadi

vela kani vela ee vela kani vela thvarapadi

rakoyi anukoni athidhi..

kaki chetha kaburaina pampaka

rakoyi anukoni athidhi..