Yesterday, when I had antakshari with friends, maddy sang the following lines from the recent telugu movie 'Khatarnak'
'Doma kudithe chicken gunya
prema kudithe sukham gunya
paina kudithe upper gunya
lone kuithe andar gunya'
what are these lines? sucks!! Really.. Can any body guess what these lines really means?It was written by lyricist 'greatadhi great' (One of his engili telugu innovations-- used for chiru movie shankardada MBBS) chadrabose who is regarded as top 'flawless' lyricist at current times.
One more from his pen 'Ammaye sannaga ara navve navvaga' (what is meaning of aranavvu here?. But song is super hit. No body knows what does it suggest?).
Some of latest songs even doesn't have at least a meaning in the sentense. for example,
'A vacchi B pai vaale C vacchi D pai vaale'(Chatrapathi - I dont know what should i write here to translate in english - A comes on B, B Comes on C - Words are crap! There is no thought in the lyrics but the composition made the song super hit)
Worst comes when tamil movies dubbed into telugu. Because of mast beat, these songs became hit in telugu. Macchuki konni,
'Naaku Neeku Nokia Repu maapo mafia capuccino cofeeaa(Aparichitudu -- Just some rambling words for our ears)'
'love-elephant la vastadu remo, muddu danthaltho kummuthadu remo'(same movie - muddu danthaltho kummadam enti vaammo )..
"X Pichhi Y Pichhi Edo Pichhi Tune chesi padaalante Ekkunu Pichhi"(Gazini - naakithe picchi ekkindi)
'telephone dhvani la navvedaana..'(What????)
'kanubommale digi meesamayyenu ..okkakka pantitho navva'(BOYS - Enti babu veella badha..)
Who cares for lyrics in these hit songs. AM Ratnam is reason for having great taste in selecting such lyrics in his movies. He doesn't have time for conversion. Probably, he wont give a damn to it. Even our current audience won't!
Some times, Songs have 'prayasa' with 'prasa' and at the end doesn't have relation in between the lines.
"manasa vacha kalisosthe, mysore palace rasiistha..."(Annayya!!!! no relation between the lines)
"gusa gusa le gunna maavilloani rusa rusa le kanne chupullo.......'
Currently even vulgarity also washed away with mass beat. You may enjoy listening/humming following song but when you think of its meaning ... hmmm .. i should tell you first.
'College papala bus ye seat choosina freshI heard some 10 year child singing that song 'chintak chitta chitta'. That child may not know what does it mean? Where are we heading? What is happening to telugu lyrics? Where are the great lyrics came in telugu? Whom to blame for this?
pidata kinda pappu ruchi choodakunte tappu .. hammamma
Chintaaku chitta chitta chintaaku taa..
---- blah blah --
Aa yetti choope haa..aa yetti choope .. haa
(venaka edava sound okati with good visuals)
aa etti choope prize kodataru kurra pose'
(Enti aa meaning? Enti aa sounds?)
Definitely 'we' audience. People are enjoying the mass beats, off beats, melody but never giving any importance to the lyrics of the song which are regarded as it's soul in 'vishwanath' times.
Don't we have songs with great lyrics?.. Yes, we do have!!! But, who cares for them
when music is not good. And in out telugu industry , chandra 'ghost' is almost regarded in the same league as an elitist along with following great people. Alas!, for sure, he doesn't fall under thier class.
'Sirivennela' Seetha Rama Shastry - My All time favorite
'vidhata talapuna prabhavinchinadi anaadi jeevana vedam..
Kanula kolanulo prathibimbinchina vishwarupa vinyaasam'
'Sankara naadasareerapara vedaviharaahara jeeveswara..
praaname neevani gaaname needani praaname gaanamani..
mounavichakshana gaanavilakshana raagame yogamani
naadopasana chesina vadanu neevadanu nenaitee
dikhhareendrajita himagireendrasita kandharaa neelakandhara
kshudruleruganii rudraveena linnidragaanamidi
avadharinchara vinitarinchara... sankaraa'
(Difficult to get this kind of class into english)
Just find the beuaty of telugu in each of the above word. When you listen to such songs combined with great music, your heart stops beating. You feel the sense of sound in your soul. You forget yourself when immersed into that passion. Its absolutely a different feeling and you will end up being in different world. Even in new movies like 'manmadhudu', 'varsham' and anandam listen to his lyrics
" chali pidugula sadi vini jadisina bidiyamu tadabadi ninu vidadhaa?" (varsham).
Who can get such beauty with small words.
'nenu nenu ga lene ninna monnala
leni poni vuhallo emito ila
kottha janmala ipude ila puttinattuga'
(I am not like before
drifting thoughts are coming into my mind
It is my new life.. i just born into it)
'evaraina epudaina ee chitram choosara
nadi raatiri toli vekuva rekha
oka challani madi pampina lekha' (Anandam)
He should definitely have fallen into love when he is writing such beutiful poetry
Atleast we have a lyricist, who is not going away from the 'soul' of the lyric with stupid 'chicken gunya' songs.
Veturi - Simple words - Complex Meaning
'prema ledani premincharadani' (All Abhinandana songs)
'urakalai godavari vurike naa vodiloniki sogasulai brundavani murise naa siga loniki' (All Abhilasha songs)
(All maharshi songs)
'oo papa laali janamake laali' (All Geetanjali Songs)
'hello guru prema kosame ra jeevitham' (Nirnayam)
'keeravani chilakala' (Anveshana)
'Aaku lo aakunai ...
nunu letha kommanai
ee adavali dagipona'
Inka enno classics from his pen.. But i remember one particular song from him. I can listen to that song continuously because of its rare beauty in the language. Even its dubbed one, his work is ememplory for all the latest dubbing 'gunya' lyricists. Song is 'Alalu Alalu egisi egisi alasi solasi poye' from 'old' seetha kokachiluka.
The second stanza in that song is by far the best one to read. Here is the translation along with the lyrics.
Veeche gaali naalo jaali
Did the blowing wind tell you my sad and pitiful tale? Do you even remember the marriage of our hearts?
Each minute I had spent waiting for you was like a “yugam”. (Note: This part is copied later in many movies including latest 'anand' - manchi coffee lanti cinema with a twist 'khsaname yugamai')
All my love and happiness is now gone and all I have is grief, my tears flowing endlessly like a flood.
One more from the same movie
ee mamathe ee
idi kalyanam kamaneeyam jeevitham'
These songs became hit because of the highs & lows in interludes which are beautifully entwined by Ilayaraja and not because of veturi lyrics. If the music is not so good for the above songs, Does any body there who give a damn to such lyrics?
But 'chintak chitta chitta chintaku ta' and 'chicken gunya'... hmm.. hats off to chandra bose and our telugu audience.