Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

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Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

Post  V_S on Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:02 pm

I don't see a thread for Telugu film songs. So, I am opening a new one. We can share and discuss Maestro's Telugu film albums/songs here.

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Re: Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

Post  V_S on Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:04 pm

marupE teliyani na hrudayam telisi valuchuta toli nEram...andukE ee gayam

I heard from some of my Telugu friends here that they don't like to see sad ending in movies. May be they dreaded the thought of Maro Charitra ending and thought that was the limit Laughing They would like to see as much fantasy in their movies and they want to be in a completely different world when watching movies and I don't blame them as we already see lot of hardships in life, but why to suffer the same in movies that too offering our money and time and that’s what their line of thought as well.

As we know we got some really fast-paced melodies in Telugu from Maestro like eppudu eppudu (aakhari poraattam), yureka (Abhilasha),  Urvazhi Rambha (Maharshi), jagada jagada (Geethanjali), giliga gili giliga (Rakshasudu), hey naughty (Rakshasudu), godavE godavamma (Marana Mrudangam) to name a few which tells a lot of things about their culture, movies and songs. Not just that, when composing such fast paced songs is itself a Herculean task, imagine writing poetic words to fit such a tune. You need short and congruent words to fit these tunes and lengthy words won’t fit here. Lyricists like Veturi , Aatreya know this perfect craft. Hear how they sneak in such short phrases and words into the tune without sticking out in these songs. The beauty of Telugu language is that they have so many short and sweet words whereas in other languages it might translate to lengthier words or lines. Again I think these kinds of songs are not possible in Malayalam language, as they add the adjectives of a word and join them as a single long word. What I am implying here is Maestro knows where to do these kinds of songs (not just based on the region, also based on the language compliance).

There is always something about Maestro's fast paced melodies. While relatively medium paced or slow paced melodies have more space and time to incorporate depth & sweetness, it is very difficult to achieve the same in fast paced songs. It is like a double edged sword. If you concentrate on pace, you would lose the depth and sweetness of melody, if you concentrate on depth and sweetness, you would lose on the pace. You might have noticed this aspect in some Carnatic classical singing too. Singers try to exhibit their vocal prowess by shooting off with highly paced swaras and gamakas, but while we admire their prowess, what we forget to notice is the melody aspect is being severely compromised there. We can see that even in today’s kuthus type songs, where the melody quotient is almost zero, as all they concentrate is on the pace and energy.

Now imagine a level even higher. How about a fast paced melody in a pathos song?  Apart from the melody and pace, there is one more level of difficulty automatically gets added here. That is the pain and mood. Normally we associate a slower melody for such songs and faster melody for happy songs. Maestro has done the reverse many number of times without compromising on the melody or the depth. How is it possible to obtain the pathos mood in fast paced melodies? Only Maestro knows the tricks.

In this song, just take out the melody out of your ears for a moment, especially during the pallavi/anupallavi and observe just the guitar and percussion. No one would ever say this was played for a pathos song. Same way just concentrate on the tabla being played during charaNams, again it is a wonder that tabla is being played in such a pace.  Now coming to melody, try to hum the pallavi/anupallavi lines, it won’t give any clue that it is a pathos song (unless you sing with the words).

Where Maestro hits our heart with pain in these melodic lines; gaayannaina maana neevu.. hrudayaannaina veedi povu kaalam naaku saayam raadu.. maranam nannu cheraneedu. Again hear the mischievous and amusing part of Maestro where he ends the charaNam with ahahaa.. ohhohoo.. hmmhmmhm. Do you ever hear such a thing in a pathos song? Still does it convey sadness or happiness?

With those serene violin phrases, few melodic lines, Maestro strongly establishes the sad mood, but never over does by slowing down the tempo or by playing some (or no) instruments which inherently bring sadness. The reason could be Telugu audience would not want to see them at all. Just convey and move on. Maestro exactly reading and deriving from their sensibilities and delivering this iconic wonder in super pace, without compromising on the situation, mood or the melody. Real pushing up the envelope is these kind of songs, not just another sad number. This composition is one of the best examples of post-modernism in music.

*I guess Maestro did this song from uyire urave (anbin mugavari).

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Re: Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

Post  Usha on Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:45 pm

Nice thread.... sad songs dhan sollanama...........


youtube enaku open agalaiyae......

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Re: Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

Post  app_engine on Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:56 pm

Usha wrote:youtube enaku open agalaiyae......

I tried to add the youtube link to V_Sji's post - is it visible / opening now?

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Re: Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

Post  V_S on Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:51 pm

Usha wrote:sad songs dhan sollanama...........
No. Any song you like to share, not just sad songs. I just shared as this is one of my top favorites in Telugu Smile

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Re: Maestro's Telugu Film Songs

Post  Usha on Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:22 pm

app,
  Yes. ipo  youtube theriyaradhu. Thanks app.......

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   apo sari. Happy songs .. adhaiyum sollungo.........

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