Write-up by Vidya
Song: Krishna sastri kavithala krishnaveni pongula
Movie: Bhagya Lakshmi
Lyricist: Dasari Narayana Rao
M.D: M.S. Viswanathan
Actors: Saritha, MuraliMohan
Category/Mood of the song: Patriotic/culture/Melody
Lyricist Dasari brings out the greatness of Telugu speaking people, their language , culture , prominent personalities ,their achievements and contributions in various fields in general . Nightingale P.Susheela , with her rich voice and rendition has added much more glory to it thus making the song live in the hearts of music listeners for a long time.
Brief narration of the movieand song: Bhagya Lakshmi is the remake of the tamil movie “Panchavarnakili ((K.R.vijaya, Muthuraman starrer (late50’s)” . All the songs were hits and were sung by P.Susheela.Some notable no’s ar e 1) kannan varuvan 2) Azhagan muruganidam 3)Tamizhukkum . Music director was M.S.Viswanathan.
This movie was remade in telugu with minor changes to suit the taste of telugu audience after 2 decades with Saritha and Murali Mohan in the lead. As in the old version, M.S.Viswanathan and P.Susheela combination was used in the telugu movie too to add to the flavor.
The song “Krishna sastri” is the telugu equivalent of “Tamizhikkum”.
Saritha plays the role of a popular radio artiste and Murali Mohan plays the male lead who is head over heels with her voice not knowing her personally. How they unite together after a series of mishaps,suspenses etc is the theme of the movie.Gollapudi played the villainous role.
This song is sung by Saritha in the radio station while all people including our hero are listening to it from their homes praising her voice.
Other notable songs: Murali Krishna rara (Kannan varuvan).
P.S rendition: P.S combines melody , bhakti and gambheeram trying to glorify the greatness of telugites. A truly adorable song for all classes.
About the song for non telugu speaking audiences: This song explores the richness and details of telugu culture and diversity in the midst of other languages and cultures of the world.
Krishna sastri kavithala Krishna veni pongula
Paalala thenela desa bhashalandhu lessaga
Theepi theepi telugu edhi theta theta telugu
Explanation: Like the poetic renderings of Krishna sastri (prominent telugu poet) and the flow of River Krishna,like pure milk and nectar, can there be any language which can be as rich and diverse as “TELUGU” in the world
Telugu is so sweet and pure……….
Krishnadevarayala keertivelugu telugu
Kakatiya rajula pourushagni telugu
Kuchipoodi narthana Thyagaraja keerthana
Adugadugu anuanuvu accha telugu jilugu telugu
Charanam 1: Telugu was glorified in the works of the Great King “Sri Krishna Dev raya”, Kakateeya rulers language of Pride and valor was telugu, the dance kuchipoodi and the great keethanas by Saint thyagaraja are all telugu. In every step and in every inch telugu is a true symbol of prosperity and it has the predominant lead in the society
Charanam 2 :
Potuluri veerabhrama sukthulani telugu
Potti sreeramula thyaga nerathi telugu
Kandukuri samskaram chilakamarthi prahasanam
Neti tharam mundhu tharam anusarinchu bata telugu
Charanam 2 : All the sukthis rendered by the mystic saint “Sri Potuluru veerabhramendera swamy” are in telugu, Potti sreeramulu’ s (he sacrificed his life for securing a Telugu state) sacrifice conveys the essence of patriotism and sacrifice of the telugu people. Kandukuri’s (who was a great social reformer) reforms and chilakarmarthi’s (famous writer) prose are all Telugu
The present and future generations areall following the steps of telugu and this is a very proud achievement for the country.