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Saturday, January 7, 2012

On a song - paluku telupu tallivE

Movie - Devasthanam
Lyrics - Swaraveenapani
Music - Swaraveenapani
Singers - Chitra and SPB
Raagam - Hamsadhwani

When I first heard this song on the movie's trailer on youtube, I was instantly stuck to it. Reason? The pure and immaculate voice of Chitra just took me to a different level altogether. May be this coming from a Chitra's devotee might not sound unusual, but believe me, give it a try and you wouldn't want to stop listening to this one!

Playback
As I have already mentioned Chitra is at her usual best with a little more than the normal best :-) Her pronunciation is matchless, just too perfect! For a song with Sanskritized Telugu lyrics like this one, I dont't think anyone else could've done justice if not for her!

Lyric
The song is about Goddess Saraswati! Though the pallavi takes of with very simple words like "telupu talli", as the song proceeds, we find more Sanskritized Telugu word usage. The catchy pallavi makes the listener instantly like the song! Usage of some off-beat words like madaalasa, SAStrAnvEshiNi, vaakjanani etc. is commendable! Neatly written song, indeed! :-)

Tune/Interlude 
What other raagam can best suit a devotional song like this if not for Hamsadhwani (the raaga in which the famous vaataapi gaNapatim is composed in). Instruments used are also very soothing on your ears!

Preview
Here is a part of the song from the movie's trailer.

5 comments:

వేణూ శ్రీకాంత్ said...

Thanks for the nice intro Karthik ji. Thanks for letting us know that this song was done in Hamsadhwani. నాకూ వినగానే నచ్చేశాయి ఈ పాటలు..

Sandeep said...

Nice!

BTW, do you know how people outside India can watch this film?

Tejo Karthik said...

@Venu - Thanks! :)

@Sandeep - I tried on that "how to" part but didn't get any pointers! Let me know if you find any.

Vinod said...

Very nice song karthik..Good info on the song. Though it completely sounds Hansadhwani, somehow, the finishing part of the song with a short alaap made me get into Kalyani.. :)

Anonymous said...

sandeep - just google 'devasthanam watch online' -many sites come up. you may choose any one and watch it free. I watched it like that in Canada