October 17th, 2015

Me

Magic In Tunes: 10/06/2015 - Nadaka Kalasina Navaraatri Siggupadite Sivaraatri

In the 90s, when leading Telugu actresses Vijayashanti moved to female dominated roles, Radha left movies to get married and Radhika retired, the then lead actor, Chiranjeevi, had a tough time getting an opponent who would equal him in not only in acting but also dancing instead of being just a doll beside him thru the movie. And then comes Rambha, the look-alike of the actress Divya Bharati, who had doubled for her in the last movie when Divya passed away mid-movie. Rambha then moved on to become one of the leading actresses, carving a niche for herself simultaneously erasing the look-alike syndrome as well. She was a clear match for Chiranjeevi considering the several movies that she acted in with him went on to become super hits. Check the below song to see what I mean. (Disclaimer: I could be wrong on my analysis but these are just my observations and thoughts.)

From the 1997 hit Telugu film Hitler, Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Chitra. Music composed by Koti and Lyrics penned by Veturi Sundararama Murthy.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Yaa Yaa Yaa Aasamma Aasamma Aasamma
Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa Yaa
Nadaka Kalasina Navaraatri Siggupadite Sivaraatri
Paduchu Sogasula Paalaastri Antaneedaa Naa Mestri
Nadaka Kalasina Navaraatri Siggupadite Sivaraatri
Paduchu Sogasula Paalaastri Antaneedaa Naa Mestri
Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee; Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee
Mogudu Mogudani Ante Stri Modalu Pedite 1 2 3
Ompu Sompula Yangotri Kaalu Jaarake Kangotri
Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee; Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee
Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee; Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee

Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee; Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee

Andamaina Maataadu Sokulamma Sonta Oddu; Jivvumanna Ravvaladdu Ko Ho Ho Ho Ho
Abisidi Leni Jad Evukunnna Buggarettu; Letagunna Neetibottu Ko Ho Ho Ho Ho
Alakaa Kuluku Eppudeppudante Nippuraaju Kuntunte
Palakaa Balapam Love Love Love Mantuu Prema Diddukuntunte
Alakaa Kuluku Eppudeppudante Nippuraaju Kuntunte
Palakaa Balapam Love Love Love Mantuu Prema Diddukuntunte
Tanuve Tanuve Kasi Kavvaali Narame Ulike Edamunnaale
Terale Terachi Pada Tenaali Padave Podake Pasi Maraali
Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee
Nadaka Kalasina Navaraatri Siggupadite Sivaraatri
Ompu Sompula Yangostri Kaalu Jaarake Kangotri

Raajamandri Revukaadaa Rangasaani Medakaada Ratirela Ravvadanta
Naayuudori Intikaada Nallatumma Chettu Needa Vennelantaa Enkidanta
Adigedadugu Alli Billi Venna Teega Poolu Pindevestunte
Vetuko Vetuku Vediputti Vecchabetti Vennu Poosadaastunte
Adigedadugu Alli Billi Venna Teega Poolu Pindevestunte
Vetuko Vetuku Vediputti Vecchabetti Vennu Poosadaastunte
Jagadam Gagadam Jate Javani Paruvam Palike Priyabhavaani
Toligaa Padite Cheli Nishaani Jarige Jatule Yama Khahaani
Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee; Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee
Nadaka Kalasina Navaraatri Siggupadite Sivaraatri
Ompu Sompula Yangostri Kaalu Jaarake Kangotri
Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee; Habibee Habibee Habibee Habibee
Me

Magic In Tunes: 10/07/2015 - Picture

There are very rare days that we lose power here. But in my earlier days in US, we had lost power one night. It was the era when smart phones hadnt yet come and radios still were another electronic appliance rather than an app. So, to ward off the silence I turned on the radio and this was the first song that played on it. Something in the tunes touched very deep inside me and that whole evening has etched a permanent spot in my memory.

This song titled Picture was Sung by Kid Rock along with Sheryl Crow and is taken from Kid Rock's album Cocky. Listen to it to hear and feel what I felt.



Lyrics in English:

Livin' My Life In A Slow Hell
Different Girl Every Night At The Hotel
I Ain't Seen The Sun Shine In 3 Damn Days
Been Fuelin' Up On Cocaine And Whisky
Wish I Had A Good Girl To Miss Me
Lord I Wonder If I'll Ever Change My Ways
I Put Your Picture Away
Sat Down And Cried Today
I Can't Look At You While I'm Lyin' Next To Her
I Put Your Picture Away, Sat Down And Cried Today
I Can't Look At You, While I'm Lyin Next To Her

[Sheryl Crow]
I Called You Last Night In The Hotel
Everyone Knows But They Wont Tell
But Their Half Hearted Smiles Tell Me
Somethin' Just Ain't Right
I Been Waitin' On You For A Long Time
Fuelin' Up On Heartaches And Cheap Wine
I Ain't Heard From You In 3 Damn Nights
I Put Your Picture Away
I Wonder Where You Been
I Can't Look At You While I'm Lyin' Next To Him
I Put Your Picture Away
I Wonder Where You Been
I Can't Look At You While I'm Lyin' Next To Him
I Saw Ya Yesterday With An Old Friend

[Kid Rock]
It Was The Same Ole Same "How Have You Been"

[Both]
Since You Been Gone My Worlds Been Dark & Grey

[Kid Rock]
You Reminded Me Of Brighter Days

[Sheryl Crow]
I Hoped You Were Comin' Home To Stay
I Was Headed To Church

[Kid Rock]
I Was Off To Drink You Away

[Both]
I Thought About You For A Long Time
Can't Seem To Get You Off My Mind
I Can't Understand Why We're Living Life This Way
I Found Your Picture Today
I Swear I'll Change My Ways
I Just Called To Say I Want You To Come Back Home
I Found Your Picture Today
I Swear I'll Change My Ways
I Just Called To Say I Want You To Come Back Home
I Just Called To Say, I Love You Come Back Home