I once saw a movie, a while ago, titled Aswini in Telugu which was a biographical sports film based on life of Ashwini Nachappa, one of the fastest runners in India. She had won quite a few medals in different international sports events related to running and jumping. Her movie was released in 1991. One of the song’s first two lines talks about giving 99% perspiration and 1% insipiration in order to achieve a goal. The entire song though has somewhat quirky lines. Looking back perhaps these lines and this movie could have been the initial step that led me to my passion of running now. Who knows!!
Music for this song was composed by M. M. Keeravani, Sung by Chitra and Lyrics penned by Veturi Sundararama Murthy.
PS: There is no video for this song that I could find anywhere unfortunately.
Lines in question in Romanized Telugu:
Saana Pattu Pattukakunte Vajramaina Adotti Rayi Ra
Without Polishing Thoroughly Even A Diamond Would Look Just A Rock