February 15th, 2015

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Magic in Tunes: 02/11/2015 – Medante Meda Kaadu / Idi Mallela Velayani

The song titled “Medante Meda Kaadu” was from the 1967 hit Telugu movie Sukhadukhalu ( = Happiness and Sadness) Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. Music composed by S. P. Kodandapani to the Lyrics penned by Devulapalli Krishna Sastry.

Although SPB is a legend now, it wasn’t a cake walk for him to get to where he was. He had pretty big shoes of Ghantasala to fill-in, reluctance of actors and music directors to hire a new singer in place of a legend and also the competition from other upcoming singers. However luck must be on his side when he got a chance to sing for this movie. Story goes that Ghantasala gell ill on the Muhurat ( = Auspicious) day of the movie. Producers were sentimental of the day, so Kodandapani suggested for SPB to sing the song instead (who was working as Kodandapani’s assistant then). Everyone agreed, SPB sang and rest became history for this song. A beautiful melody that explains the meaning of a home and difference with a house.



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Magic in Tunes: 02/12/2015 – Yeh Shwaasalo / Ryali Raavulapadu / Cheekati To Veluge Cheppenu

These songs are from the 2004 hit Telugu movie Nenunnanu ( = I am There). Back then I had a 6 CD player in my car but I was lazy to change them so listened to the 6 CDs for six months before changing them altogether and one of them was this movie.  And I hadn’t listened to those 6 movies again until now. ;) Coming back to this movie, my favorite of the lot was..is..” Yeh Shwaasalo Cherithe Gaali” Sung by Chithra. Lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry and Music composed by M. M. Keeravani. Every line in the song has so much meaning to it and not only the singer but the actress also justifies it so well. Its almost like both became one and immersed in together.


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