Re: A (true?) story: G-SPB

V. Chowdary Jampala (cjampala@desire.wright.edu)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 15:07:04 -0500 (EST)


On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Sreenivas Paruchuri wrote:

> One more story glorifying the kindness of G! Well, there are plenty of
> such in Indian film industry. No, not only in film field, in lit. field
> too! whether its true or not, the well known fact is that G warmly
> welcomed him in mid-/late-60s, and even went to the extent of suggesting
> him to other MD-s. So, tomorrow, if one another story springs up,
> relating a similar incident (lets say, during the making of: inkaa
> telavaaradEmi ... song), as narrated by S. Vennela,  I won't be surprised.

	An episode from SPB biography serialization that appeared recently.

	The 'muhoortam' of the film 'sukhadukhaalu' was to start with a 
song recording with G. G got sick and sent word that he could not come. 
The producer, Raaghava, was furious with Music Director kOdanDapaaNi and 
others that this was allowed to happen on the muhoortam day. kOdanDapaaNi 
approached raaghava and suggested that there was a young man in the 
studio that cna sing the song and if raaghava approves, the recording can 
proceed. raaghava listened to SPB rendering the song 'mEDanTE mEDaa 
kaadu..' and agreed for him to sing the song for the film. (kOdanDappaNi 
gave SPB his first break in SreeSreeSree maryaada raamanna, and SPB hung 
out with him a lot, working as an assistant. SPB named his recording 
studio and his film companya fter kOdanDapaaNi).

	Regards		-- Chowdary Jampala