December 19th, 2015


Magic In Tunes: 12/09/2015 - Chinukula Raali Naduluga Saagi; Varadalai Poyi Kadali Ga Pongu

From the 1982 hit Telugu film Nalugu Stambalata ( = Game Of Four Pillars) Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmaniam and P. Susheela. The title of the movie is based on  traditional kids game played in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India. The opening credits depict this game played by five kids. Game is simple, at no point a pillar should be left empty, so kids have to manage to go around the pillars without having the center person (the usurper) occupy a pillar. If the usurper takes hold of a pillar whoever was o get that pillar becomes the usurper. The game eventually goes on to show being played by the four lead actors (Naresh, Pradeep, Tulasi and Poornima) with Fate being the usurper. The movie continues with the game being played by fate with the lives of four adults, involving a lot of emotions. How Fate twists everyone's lives and at one point or the other occupies the pillar of each of the actor's life is the rest of the movie.

An excellent movie by Written and Directed by the veteran, Jandhyala. Here’s the superhit song from the movie scored by Rajan Nagendra and Lyrics penned by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. Movie also introduced two great comedians to Telugu film world, - brother duo Sutti Veerabhadrarao and Sutti Velu.

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This song was remixed and reused for the 2011 Telugu film Aha Na Pellanta ( = Yes, Its My Wedding) Sung by Raghu Kunche and Anjana Sowmya. Music composed by Raghu Kunche. I liked the taking of the old song than the new one. Incidentally there is an old movie with the same title as this new one and also a much older song with the beginning lines as this title. That is definitely for another post. For now, here's the remix version of the song in question for this post.


Magic In Tunes: 12/10/2015 - Puttina Roju Panduge Andariki

We had a blast celebrating a milestone birthday for a very dear friend. Arranging it, getting things in place ready in a short time for giving her a surprise was all worth it when we saw the look on her face. It was such a pleasure being with her at that moment. Here's a beautiful melody from the 1973 hit Telugu film Jeevana Tarangalu ( = Living Waves or Waves Created By One's Lives) Sung by P. Susheela. Music composed by J. V. Raghavulu and Lyrics penned by C. Narayana Reddy.

The movie was based on hit novel by Telugu novelist Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani and was also remade in Hindi as Dil Aur Deewar in 1978. I believe my parents have a copy of this book back home (have to check when I go next for a visit!!). In the meanwhile, here's wishing my friend many more birthdays to come and happy life again!!!