Saturday, May 31, 2014

How Madhavan Stunned 3 IDIOTS Filmmakers With His New Look!

The handsome looking actor and heartthrob of Tamil cinema, Madhavan’s journey in Bollywood has been sweet and sour. The brilliant actor turns 41 on June 1, Raaga.Com wishes him birthday greetings and looks into his career in Bollywood.

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His Bollywood career began with REHNA HAI TERE DIL MEIN opposite Diya Mirza and Saif Ali Khan. The movie was a remake of Madhavan’s own super hit Tamil film MINNALE but alas the Hindi version didn’t create much hungama at the box office. Nevertheless Madhavan did make his dint and won the prestigious Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male and was nominated for Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut.

However he could not retain his magic as a hero in Bollywood as most of his films as hero like DIL VIL PYAR VYAR, RAMJI LONDONWALEY, 13-B failed miserably at box office. Thus Madhavan’s cherished dream of becoming a hero like Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood could not be fulfilled. Nevertheless with superior characters roles in RANG DE BASANTI, GURU, 3 IDIOTS he was ultimately able to win stardom.

Madhavan candidly confesses that it was only after 3 IDIOTS he really tasted stardom. In an interview he said, “After 3 IDIOTS people began recognizing me as I noticed that after the movie’s release I was not able to move freely on streets or eat pani puri on the streets of Mumbai as I would be cheered by my fans.” 

Speaking about the movie he said, “He had a tough time reducing his weight to give a collegian look.” Few know that to reduce his weight for 3 IDIOTS Madhavan had gone to Ashford in the UK to work on his physique. He said, “My sister is health freak. She stays in Ashford and there are really excellent health clinic. Hence the movement Rajkumar Hirani, director of 3 IDIOTS asked me to work on my looks I headed straight to my sister’s place in Ashford and amazingly when I returned after three weeks both Rajkumar Hirani and Vidh Vinod Chopra (producer of 3 IDIOTS) were stunned to see my new look. Both rubbed their eyes in disbelief and later complimented me for my efforts and dedication.” 

Vijay Antony’s Innovative Marketing Gimmick To Promote His Film Salim

Gone are the days when filmmakers restored to simple marketing techniques like film posters, billboards, media gossips etc. However ever since Bollywood started aping unique marketing gimmicks remember Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan travelling across the country in disguise for promoting 3 IDIOTS, the South Film makers are also walking on their footsteps.  

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According to latest news Vijay Antony the South Indian music composer, playback singer, and actor, who rose to stardom after winning Cannes Golden Lion for the NAKKAMUKKA commercial has invented an exclusive marketing strategy to promote his upcoming movie SALIM.

According to reports Vijay has invited all the people having their name Salim to correspond with him and he would personally invite all the people sharing their name at the audio release of the movie Salim. Advertising experts believe this an innovative way to attract people and generate buzz about the movie. 

Vijay Antony is playing the title role in Salim, a Tamil action thriller being directed by N V Nirmal Kumar. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

AR Rahman giving his best shot for LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL

Mozart of Madras AR Rahman, after a tough music score in Rajnikant’s KOCHADAIIYAAN is now engaged in giving his best shot in Bollywood movie LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL, the movie that marks the screen debut of Armaan Jain, the new 20 year Kapoor’s Khandaan’s scion.
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Cousin of Ranbir Kapoor and grandson of late Raj Kapoor, Armaan Jain is the son of RajKapoor’s daughter Reema Kapoor and Manoj Jain. Arman is paired opposite new comer Deeksha Seth, the tall and beautiful actress; who debuted with AlluArjun's VEDAM in Tollywood.

The movie is being directed by eminent director Imtiaz Ali’s younger brother Arif Ali and has all new comers. The only celebrity name associated with the movie is Music Maestro A.R. Rehman, who has put his heart and soul to make the music a success as ever.

Keeping in mind the movie’s romantic mood, A.R.Rehman has given a youthful extravaganza that appeals the youth. The first song released in second week of May Khalifa…, a party song reviews the disco era of the 80’s and has become quite a rage among the youth. The second song Maloom… brings back the sweet memories of true melody. The makers have now released the third song Alaahda… sung by Shiraz Uppal, the Pakistani singer, who is being raved for his hit songs Tera Te Mera, Mann Ja Ve, and Roya Re. The song is being raved by one and all.

AR Rahman is so passionate about making the debut of Armaan Jain a grand triumph that he has announced to perform a live concert in Mumbai. According to reports Rehman will be performing Live on June 12 in Mumbai.

One hopes LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL creates the same magic that ROCKSTAR did for Ranbir Kapoor because if readers may remember Rehman had performed a live concert for Imtiaz Ali's ROCKSTAR! 

Bollywood Chartbuster’s Song Year 1970 – Part –III

In our last issue we read how the music director duo Laxmikant Payrelal despite hit movies like KHILONA, DO RAASTE, JEEVAN MRITYU, HUMJOLI and DARPAN was  not able to fetch the Filmfare award. Also the talented Kalyanji Anandji despite top song Meree Pyaaree Bahaniya Banegee Dulhaniya… (SACHHA JHUTHA) in Binaca Geet Mala hit parade and several hits like GEET, SAFAR, JOHNY MERA NAAM, SACHAA JHUTHA, PURAB AURPASCHIM etc. was not even nominated for the Filmfare Best Music director Award. However what may stun readers is that Shanker Jaikishen, the music director duo who gave a row of flops like BHAI BHAI, DHARTI, JWALA, MERA NAAM JOKER, PAGLA KAHIN KA, TUM HASEEN MAIN JAWAN and UMANG went home winning the coveted Filmfare Best Music director Award for the mediocre music in PEHCHAN, a movie which very few may remember and so does its songs!!

According to insiders Shanker Jaikishen after ruling the 50’s and 60’s had developed obsession for stardom and losing that too in front of music directors like Laxmikant Payrelal (who had assisted them) hurt their egoism. In those days winning a Filmfare Award was rated very highly hence this led to manipulation of awards.

According to a senior journalist, “In the beginning the Filmfare Awards were quite fair but in the late 60’s manipulation of awards began and Shaker Jaikishen were alleged to be involved in this racket.”

Even if one ignores the allegations made on Shaker Jaikishen to be true but the year 1970’s battle for Best Music Director seems unfair.

First of all the deletion of music directors Kalyanji Anandji, not even in nomination, is completely unjustified. Secondly overlooking music wizard Madan Mohan’s exceptional score in HEER RAANJHA was completely shocking. Remember the movie’s priceless songs like Ye Duniya Yeh Mehfil.., Milo Na Tum To..., Do Dil Toote Do Dil Haare...

Lastly the selection of music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal in DO RAASTE and S.D. Burman  in TALAASH looked justified but the nomination and eventually awarding Shaker Jaikishen for PEHCHAN is totally unjust because music lovers can immediately identify hits songs Bindiya Chamkegi...; Yeh Reshmi Zulfen...; Chup Gaye Sare Nazare... and Khiza Ke Phool Mere Naseeb Mein... from LP ‘s DO RAASTE. Likewise S.D.Burman’s music in Rajendra Kumar and Sharmila Tagore hit movie TALAASH is still on our lips. Who can forget Palkon ke peeche se jo tumne...; Khai Hai Re Hum Ne Qasam...; Aaj KiJunli Raat Ma...Tere Naina Talash Karen and the fabulous tribute to mother Meri Duniya Hai Maa…      

But does anybody remember the movie PEHCHAN or its song??? Well few songs from the movie like Vo Pari Kahaan Se Laaun, Bas Yehi Apradh Main Har Baar …  and Sabse Bada Nadaan...are hummable but are they worth awarding?

Raaga.Com leaves on readers to analysis whether Shanker Jaikishen were justified in receiving the Best Music Director Award or not!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bollywood Chartbuster’s Song Year 1970 – Part –II

In our last issue we read that Kalyanji Anandji dominated in 1970 and their song their song Meree Pyaaree Bahaniya Banegee Dulhaniya.. (SACHHA JHUTHA)  at won the top position in the prestigious Binaca Geet Mala, the Top 10 annual  musical countdown.

At number two position the music director who stole thunder were Laxmikant Payrelal with as many as four super hits movies like KHILONA, JEEVAN MRITYU, HUMJOLI and DARPAN

Though Laxmikant Payrelal dominated with maximum hits they could not reach the top three ranks of the Binaca Hit Parade. In those days Binaca Geet Mala was the only barometer for judging a music director’s credential and the popularity of his songs among the people.

Each week Ameen Sayani, the anchor of the radio show, Binaca Geet Mala, aired from radio Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka) rated Top 20 songs as per the sale of records and the listeners voting. The annual list included 30 top song of the year and the music directors of the top 10 songs were considered as star music directors.

Though Laxmikant Payrelal could not register their name in the list of top three yet the duo had three songs in the Top 10 annual list, an incredible achievement! The songs were Khilona Jaan Kar Tum To Meraa Dil Tod Jaate Ho ...KHILONA at fifth position; Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ga re mere sang mere sajna .. from ABHINETRI at eighth position and SharifonKaa Zamaane Men, Sharaafat Chhod Di MainneSHARAAFAT at ninth position.

Interestingly LP other hits like Jhilmil Sitaro Ka Aangan Hoga... (JEEVAN MRITU); Hai Re Hai, Neend Nahi Aaye (HUMJOLI) were quit down the ladder. Further songs like Darpan Jhoot Na Bole.. (DARPAN); Das gayi dasgayi das gayi (HIMMAT) etc could not find place in the annual hit parade. Few other gems of LP this year included Duniya se jaane wale jaane chale jaate hain kahan (PUSHPAANJALI), Shaadi Ke Liye Razaamand Kar Li...(DEVI) and Aaya re khilone wala khel khilone leke aaya re ..( BACHPAN)

Regarding the Filmfare Awards Laxmikant Payrelal were nominated for KHILONA but lost to Shanker Jaikishen for their mediocre score in PEHCHAN.


In the next issue read about the super hit songs of Shanker Jaikishen’s in the count  list and how the duo allegedly manipulated to win Filmfare Awards. 


When we usually talk to people for the first time, there is something about them that usually attracts us towards them, their expressions, their body language but most importantly we look at the voice! And if it is singers, we always fall in love with their voice! Here is a brief about one such story whose voice the entire country admires!

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Suchitra, started off as a popular RJ with Mirchi FM  for over 6 years and even today she is popularly known as ‘Mirchi Suchi’.  She has also anchored several TV shows and has also dubbed for top actresses like Tamannah, Namitha and Shriya Saran. Suchitra moved on to a career in singing back in 2002 and got her break with music director Harris Jeyaraj for the movie "Leysa Leysa" .The song "Ennai Polave Kattru" which she sang with Chitra garnered attention and there was no looking back.Suchitra is known for her deep husky tone and her ability to sing high notes with ease.

She has several foot tapping numbers with Silambarasan to her credit."Enn Aasai Mythiliye" , "Yammadi Aathadi" , "AlibabaThangam" , "Kutti Pisaase", "Vechikkava" are a few of them.

She has also delivered two amazing hits with singer Karthik- the song “Gore Gore” from the film ‘Moscowin Kaveri- and the song ‘Yaaradu’ from “Kaavalan”  ."Arjuna Arjuna" from the movie Settai last year was another song they worked on together.

Her songs “"Dole Dole" from the movie Pokkiri , "Excuse Me" from  Kanthasamy, “”Sir Osthara” from Businessman went on to become a chart toppers for many weeks. She also sang the songs in Telugu/Tamil dubbed versions.Her solo numbers “Tharai Erangiya” from Eeram and “”Yen Idhayam” from Singam were also well noted.

Her lively voice, her chirpiness in the characters that she dubs for, surely ‘Mirchi Suchi’ is a hit amongst the youngsters!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vidya Balan and Ranbir Kapoor at loggerheads!

The year 2014 is set for an interesting clash of talents. The battle is between national heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and the darling of the masses Vidya Balan. Both have signed detective movies titled JAGGA JASOOS and BOBBY JASOOS respectively.

While Ranbir Kapoor’s JAGGA JASOOS was announced first Vidya Balan’s BOBBY JASOOS was in pipeline and is now ready to take over Ranbir’s JAGGA JASOOS. According to reports the First Look of the trailer of BOBBY JASOOS is ready and shall be released any time by May end. To make the event a grand success Vidya is leaving no stone unturned.  If reports are to be believed she has invited real detectives to lunch the trailer of the movie.

National award winning actress Vidya Balan is all geared up as with BOBBY JASOOS she will become Bollywood’s First Lady Detective on screen. It may be noted that till date such a role has never been portrayed by any leading actress in Bollywood.

The movie is produced by Dia Mirza and her beau Sahil Sangha and directed by Samar Shaikh. It stars Ali Fazal of 'FUKREY' fame along with three great actress of Bollywood Supriya Pathak,  Tanvi Azmi, and Zarina Wahab, who ruled the 80’s.

DiaMirza after a flop stint in acting has taken to production and hopes to hit the bull’s eye. Informing about how Vidya Balan gave his nod to debutant team of filmmakers she said, “When we conceived the lead role of a lady detective, Vidya Balan was our first and last choice as she is an brilliant actress and possesses the talent to do justice to the title role.” She added, “When we approached her, she was bit hesitant but the charm of playing a detective that has never been attempted by any  Bollywood actresses thrilled her and she nodded.” 

Bollywood Chartbuster’s Song Year 1970 – Part –I

Mortal men, Immortal melodies!! True words, indeed, because Human bodies go into flame or dust, but ‘Music’ remains immortal. It resonates from generation to generations. Today we may not have musical stalwarts like Naushad  , S.D. Burman, Shanker Jaikishen etc. among us but…. , their music is alive. All we have to do is Just wipe the dust of time! And that’s exactly what we are doing, in a series of articles , segmented, year wise, ‘Raaga.Com’  takes you down memory lane as we explore the hit songs of bye-gone era and package a ‘Top 10 countdown’ according to sale of records and public demand.

In our first series we look at the music of movies released in the year 1970. The year witnessed some of the most memorable songs like Ghulabi aankhen jo teri dekhin…(THE TRAIN), Jeena yahaan marna …(MERA NAAM JOKER), Khuda bhi aasmaan se jab zameen par…(DHARTI), Ye duniya ye mehfil mere kaam ki nahin (HEER RANJHA) etc.

Among the music directors who ruled the year was obviously the dark horse pair of  Kalyanji Anandji who gave a row hits like GEET, SAFAR, JOHNY MERA NAAM, SACHAA JHUTHA, PURAB AUR PASCHIM etc.

The duo deservedly had their song Meree Pyaaree Bahaniya Banegee Dulhaniya.. (SACHHA JHUTHA)  at the top position in the prestigious Binaca Geet Mala, Top 10 annual  musical countdown out beating S D Burman at second position with Rangeelaa Re, Tere Rang Mein (PREMPUJARI) and Shankar Jaikishan’s hit number Vo Pari Kahaan Se Laaun… (PEHCHAN) at third position.

The song Meree Pyaaree Bahaniya Banegee Dulhaniya… was such a super hit, that even today it is immortal, particularly at marriage ceremonies.

The duo gave some super hits songs like in SAFAR - Jeevan Se Bhari…, Jo Tumko Ho Pasand… , Zindagi Ka Safar… or in KATI PATANG Yeh Shaam Mastani…; Pyar Deewana Hota Hai…or in GEET - tere nainakyon bhar aaye...; mere mitwa mere meet re...; or in , JOHNY MERA NAAM - O Babul Pyare, Nafrat Karne Walon Ke, Pal Bhar Ke Liye and of course who can the patriotic songs of Purab Aur Paschim - Bharat Ka Rahnewala...; Dulhan Chali...

In fact Kalyanji Anandji took the nation by its feet with their two cabaret songs viz. MeraNaam Hai Shabnam….(KATI PATANG) filmed on sizzling Bindu and the other Husan Ke lakhon Rang Kaunsa Dekhoge… (JOHNY MERA NAAM) filmed on the sensuous Padma Khanna.

However despite such great music KalyanjiAnandji were not even nominated for the Filmfare Best Music director Award.

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With a number of movies coming out targeting the youth, the college setup is inevitable. We see college background songs in almost many movies. The college setup not only adds in ‘filling’ in the detail of the ‘age’ factor - teens that is, but also brings out the vibrancy in terms of the atmosphere that any youth is always supposed to be a part of.

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Recently, ‘All is well’ did its rounds of spreading the positive emotions; shot in a college backdrop, we see actors Vijay, Jeeva and Srikanth doing a fun number targeting the college audience ofcourse. In terms of romance, we all know college is one place where people have fallen in love and one such beautiful song to validate this is ofcourse ‘Munbe vaa’ from Sillunu oru Kaadhal, where we witness a strong ‘wooing’ taking place, as Surya tries to attract Bhoomika. Another lovely melody is ‘Azhaipaaya Azhaipaaya’ from the movie Kaadhalil sodhapuvadhu eppadi where we see Siddharth and Amala doing their bit of romance in a college backdrop.

The movie ‘Neethane en ponvasantham’ opens with a college background song that is ‘Pudikale maamu’, which is definitely a fun song to watch, thanks to the humorous visuals that Gautham Menon has made an effort to capture. ‘Kaloorisaalai’ from the movie Kadhal Desam is another fun number to be added to this list alongside songs like ‘Sight adipom, dham adipom’ from the movie AprilMaadhathil.

A wonderful song is ‘Suttham enbadhu namakku’ which not only educates every citizen but is also a song that stands as a testimony to depict the power of youth, from the movie Nammavar. Another fun listen, a must add to this list is ofcourse ‘Askaava’ from the movie Enaku 20 Unakku 18 that describes the college scenario pretty well too.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Salman Khan And Sooraj R. Barjatya Unite After 15 Years

Sooraj R. Barjatya and Salman Khan’s incredible Jodi is back with PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO. According to reports the music rights of the movie have been grabbed by Zee Music for a gigantic Rs. 18 crores!

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 It may be note that SalmanKhan and Barjatyas are uniting after a gap of 15 years after the mega success of their duo’s last hit HUM SAATH SAATH HAIN. Their other hit movies include MAINE PYAR KIYA and HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN.

The surprise element of the movie is that the movie has music by Himesh Reshammiya, who is riding high thanks to rave reviews to his recent hit movie THE XPOSÉ.

The choice of Himesh Reshammiya as music director may be odd as Rajshri production is known for the typical Indian traditional music while Himesh Reshammiya is famed for his mastery in western score. However according to insiders Himesh Reshammiya’s name has been recommended by Salman Khan, who has played a pivotal role in Himesh’s career - be it the in the beginning of his career with movies like HELLO BROTHER, TERE NAAM, MAINE. Further since BODYGUARD (2011) became a blockbuster, Salman Khan is recommending Himesh Reshammiya’s name all over, like in his forthcoming movies AZAAD, KICK etc.

The movie has lyrics by upcoming lyricist Irshad Kamil who has the reputation of giving super hit lyrics in hit movies like AASHIQUI 2, JAB WE MET, and RAANJHANAA etc.

The other major draw of the movie is that Salman Khan will be seen essaying a double role. The other cast includes Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal.

The movie is slated for a Diwali release in 2015 

Rajesh Roshan–The Untapped Composer - Part IV

Rajesh Roshan’s career cannot be complete without the mention of his association with Rakesh Roshan, his brother, who is elder to him by four years. Their association began with AAP KE DEEWANE (1980) which was Rakesh Roshan’s first film as a producer. The movie had all hit songs remember Tera Jalwa Tauba Hai Tera Jalwa....and Tumko Khush Dekh KarThe highpoint of the movie was that it had a special dance number featuring the trio Rakesh Roshan, Rishi Kapoor and Jetendra (Special Appearance) in the hit title song Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hain...

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Another unknown fact that the readers may be stun to know is that this is the First film in which young Hrithik Roshan made his debut at the age of six playing junior Rakesh Roshan. Thus the association of Rajesh Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan began with AAP KE DEEWANE!

AAPKE DEEWANE was a mediocre at the box –office. Hence to be on a safer side Rakesh Roshan remade Telugu film SUBHODAYAM in Hindi as KAAMCHOR. The movie was directed by K. Viswanath, who directed the original. The movie was super hit and so were the songs by Rajesh Roshan. Who can forget the timeless songs like Tujh Sang Prit Lagaai Sajanaa, Tum SeBadhkar Duniya Mein and Jogi Ho JogiBhag Mein Mere Likha Hai etc.

Further the two have given many more hits together like KHUDGARZ, KHOON BHARI MAANG, KISHEN KANHAIYA, KARAN ARJUN, KAHO NAA... PYAAR HAI, KOI MIL GAYA, and the KRRISH series.

Speaking about Rakesh Roshan, Rajesh Roshan in an interview said, “Dada (Rakesh Roshan) is a strict task master and has a good understanding of music. Until he is contended with the tune he keeps cancelling and we two indulge in lot of arguments.” He adds, “The best part of Dada is that he has no reservations in disapproving a tune. If he is not satisfied, however I try to convince, he is adamant. Probably this is the reason, even if our movies like Koyla, Kite, Khel etc. failed at the box office but the music has also be a winner.”

In a career spanning over four decades Rajesh Roshan has kept the tradition of melody alive in Bollywood music. He has the prestige of winning two Filmfare Music awards for  JULIE and  KAHONAA... PYAAR HAI. In addition he has the honor of being nominated 8 times for Filmfare Award Best Music Director in movies KOI... MIL GAYA;  PAPA KEHTE HAI; KARAN ARJUN; KHOON BHARI MAANG; KAALA PATTHAR; MR. NATWARLAL; DES PARDES AND SWAMI.

Raaga.Com wishes Rajesh Roshan a successful future.

Monday, May 26, 2014

పాటలు పాడడం మాటలు కాదు

పాటల ద్వారా గుర్తింపు తెచ్చుకోవాలన్న కోరిక పాడడం అంతో ఇంతో తెలిసిన ప్రతి వారికి వుంటుంది. పాత రోజులల్లో అయితే శ్రుతి శుద్ధంగా, లయ బద్దంగా పాడడం తప్పనిసరి. కానీ ఇప్పుడు ఆ బాధ లేదు. మనం ఏ శ్రుతిలో పాడినా సంగీత దర్శకుడు తనకు కావల్సిన శ్రుతికి మార్చుకోగలడు. లయ ఎక్కడ తప్పినా ఆ ఆడియో లేయర్ ని కొంచెం అటూ ఇటూ జరిపి లయకి ఎడ్జెస్ట్ చేసుకోగలడు. కాకపోతే ఈ సౌకర్యం ప్రతిభ అస్సలు లేకుండా ఎలాగోలా పైకొచ్చేద్దామనుకుని షార్ట్ కట్ లని ఆశ్రయించే వారి మాత్రం కోసం కాదు. కారాదు. 

ఇదంతా ఎందుకంటే - అసలు ప్రతిభ - అంటే శ్రుతి, లయ, గాత్రాల్ని అదుపులో వుంచుకోవడం, ట్యూన్ ని వీలయినంత త్వరగా గ్రాస్ప్ చేసి సంగీత దర్శలకు వారు కోరుకున్న రీతిలో అందివ్వగలగడం. దీనికి ఈ జనరేషన్ కి అర్ధమయ్యే ఉదాహరణ ఏమిటంటే - ఏక్ నిరంజన్ సినిమాలోఅమ్మా లేదు నాన్నా లేడు అక్కా చెల్లీ తంబీ ల్లేరు ఏక్ నిరంజన్ పాటలో గాయకుడు తన రెగ్యులర్ గొంతు తో కాకుండా పెక్యులర్ గా, ప్రత్యేకంగా వినిపించాలని మణిశర్మ అనుకన్నారు. ఆయన కోరుకున్నది కోరుకున్న విధంగా అందివ్వగలిగాడు రంజిత్. కనుకనే తర్వాత ఆయన మ్యూజిక్ ఇచ్చిన ఎన్నో సినిమాల్లో పాడే అవకాశాలు పొందగలిగాడు.

వీటన్నిటితో పాటు గాయకుడుకి ప్రత్యేకమైన గుర్తింపు తీసుకురాగల అంశం మరొకటుంది. అదే ... వాచకం ...!
ఈ తరం వారు వాడే భాషలో చెప్పాలంటే ... డిక్షన్ ... !! దీనికి ఆ తరం గాయకులు పాడే పద్ధతి గమనిస్తే చాలు. దేవదాసు లో పల్లెకు పోదాం పారుని చూద్దాం పాటలో ప్రొద్దు వాలే ముందుగానే ముంగిట వాలేము’ అని ఉంటుంది. అలాగే రాము సినిమాలోని రా రా కృష్ణయ్యా పాటలో గ్రుడ్డివాడు చూడగలుగు బృందావనం అని వుంటుంది. ఘంటసాలకి తెలుగు భాష క్షుణ్ణంగా తెలుసు కనుక రచయితలు అక్కడ ఎలా రాసారో అలాగే పాడేరు. అంతేగాని - ప్రొద్దు ని పొద్దు గా, గ్రుడ్డివాడు ని గుడ్డివాడు గా మార్చి పాడలేదు.

కానీ ఇవాళ సాహిత్యాన్ని వంట పట్టించుకుని పాడే గాయనీ గాయకులెంతమంది ? యధాతధంగా పాడితే చాలు మీనింగ్ లెందుకు అనే నిర్లిప్తతకి వచ్చేశారు. నిజానికి రచయిత అక్కడ ఏం రాశాడో, ఎందుకు రాశాడో, ఏ పదాన్ని ఎక్కడ ఎలా ఒత్తి పలకాలో తెలుసుకుని పాడితే పాట మరింతగా రాణిస్తుందన్న మౌలిక సూత్రాన్ని పక్కన పెట్టేస్తున్నారు. ఈ విషయాన్ని సినిమాల్లో పాడాలనుకుంటున్న ఔత్సాహిక గాయనీ గాయకులైనా దృష్టిలో పెట్టుకుని పాడితే వారికి మంచి భవిష్యత్తు ఉండి తీరుతుంది. ఉదాహరంకి సప్తపది చిత్రంలోని  గోవుల్లు తెల్లన పాటలో  తెల్లావు కదుపుల్లో కర్రావులుండవా ... కర్రావు కడుపునా ఎర్రావు పుట్టదా అని రాశారు వేటూరి.

కదుపు అంటే సమూహం. కడుపు అంటే అందరికీ తెలిసినదే. తెల్లటి ఆవులున్న మందలో నల్లటి ఆవులుండవా , నల్లటి ఆవు కడుపున ఎర్రటి ఆవు పుట్టదా అన్నది దాని అర్ధం. ఆ సినిమా వర్ణ వివక్షతకు సంబంధించిన చిత్రం కాబట్టి వేటూరి ఆ వాక్యాలను అంత నర్మగర్భంగా వాడేరు. ఇది తెలుసుకుని పాడేవాళ్ళు
ఎంతమంది ? కదుపు - కడుపు అనే పదాల్లోని శబ్ద సారూప్యాన్ని తెలివిగా వాడుకోగలగటం వేటూరి చమత్కారం. ఇలాటివి తెలుసుకోవాలి కదా ? కొంచెం తెలిసిన వాళ్ళని అడిగితే మురిసిపోతూ మరీ చెప్తారు కదా ? ఎవరూ దొరక్కపోతే నిఘంటువులున్నాయి కదా ? అర్ధం తెలుసుకొని పాడే వారి పట్ల సంగీత దర్శకులు చూపించే గౌరవం ఎంతో గొప్పగా వుంటుంది. ఇవేవీ పట్టించుకోకుండా తెల్లావు కడుపుల్లో కర్రావులుండవా ... కర్రావు కడుపునా ఎర్రావు పుట్టదా అని పాడేస్తున్నారు చాలా మంది ఔత్సాహిక గాయనీ గాయకులు.

ఈ సందర్భంగా ఎవరికీ తెలియని ఓ విషయం చెప్పాలి.  రచయిత చంద్రబోస్ - ఇవాళ్టికీ ప్రతిరోజూ నిఘంటువు తీసి తనకు తెలియన్ ఓ పదాన్ని తీసుకుని- దీన్ని ఎవరైనా ఎక్కడైనా వాడేరా ... వాడితే ఎలా వాడేరు ... లాంటి పరిశోధనని క్రమం తప్పకుండా చేస్తూ ఉంటారు. రచయితగా ఇంత సక్సెస్ చూశాక కూడా ఇంత శోధన, సాధన అవసరమా అని మనకనిపించొచ్చు. కానీ అవే ఆయనకి రకరకాల ప్రయోగాలు చెయ్యడానికి ఉపయోగపడుతున్నాయని గ్రహించాలి.  కాబట్టి ఏ ఫీల్డ్ కి్ వెళ్ళాలనుకున్నా అందుకు సంబంధించిన విషయ సేకరణ, అది ఎంత వరకు కరక్టు అనే శోధన, అక్కడితో ఆగిపోకుండా అందుకు తగ్గ నిరంతర సాధన వుంటే మన స్థానం ప్రత్యేకంగా వుంటుంది. అసలది మన కోసం కాసుకుని కూచుంటుంది కూడా ... !!!