Kosaraju Raghavaiah Chowdary, a reknowned Telugu lyricist born at Appikatla Village, in Guntur district of AP on 23rd June 1905..He had his own style of lyric writing.He wrote many lyrics with attractive rhymes in simple Telugu.
Kosaraju had excellent knowledge on village life and village slanks.He had command over Telugu literature.
He got introduced to Telugu Cinema through director Gudavalli Ramabrahmam directed movie “Raithu Bidda” released in 1939. Kosaraju’s lyrics are still hummed by many even mow since the words of Kosaraju were catchy.He was called as Janapada Kavi Sarvabhauma.
Kosaraju was honored with prestegious Raghupathi Venkkaiah Award in the year 1984 by Government of Andhra Pradesh for his contribution to Telugu cinema.
Populat Lyrics/songs of Kosaraju:-
- “Nandamaya Guruda Nandamaya” (film:- Pedda Manushulu)
- “Chengu Chenguna Ganthulu Veyandi” (film:- Namminabantu)
- “Aaduthu paduthu panichesthoonte alupu salupemunnadi” (film:-Thodikodallu)
- “Ayyayyo chethilo dabbulu poyene ayyayyo jebulu khali aayene”(film:- Kulagothralu)
- “Sarada Sarada Cigirettu idi doral thragu bal cigarette” (film:- Ramudu – Bheemudu)
- “Bhale chansule Bhale chansule lalalam lalalam lucky chansule” (film: Illarikam)
- “Niluvave Valukanula dana vayyari hamsa nadaka dana( film:- Illarikam)
- “Mama Mama Mama Yeme Yeme Bhama” (film:- Manchi Manasulu)
- “Bhala Bhalee naa bandi parugoo these bandi bandilo thindi chooda yevarikaina noroorunandi (film:- Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam)
- “Ye nimishaniki yemi jaruguno Yevaroohinchedaru” (film:- Lava-Kusa)
- “Maa voollo oka paduchundi deyyamante bhayamannadi aa voollo o chinnidu nenunnale pada mannadu(film: Ave Kallu)
- “Ramayathandri O Ramayathandri Maa nomulanni pandinayi Ramayathandri maa samivante neevele ramayathandri(film:- Sampoorna Ramayanam)
- “O Chandamama andala bhama yendunnado telpuma” (film:- Jayam Manade)
- “Matthu vadalara niddura matthu vadalara aa mantthulona padithe gammatthuga chitthavduvura” (film:-Srikrishna Panadaveeyam)
- “O chinnadana nannu vidachi pothavate pakkanunna vadi meeda neeku dayaradate okkasari itu choodu manasu vippi matadu nijam cheppavalanante neeku naku sarijodu.Gumthalakadi gumthalakadi gumthalakidi gumma( film:- Nennate nene)
- “Mathruthvam lone vundi aadajanma sardhakam” (film:-Kulagauravam)
- “Nayudollintikada nalla thumma chettu needa nayudemannade pilla( film:- Andaru Dongale)
- “Yentha manchi vaadavura yenni nolla pogadudura”(film:- Namminabantu)
- “Muddabanthi poolu petti Mogalirekulu jedalo chutti hamsala nadachi vacche Maaintikemi thesthavamma cheppamma”(film:- Kalsivunte kaladu sukham)
- “Yeruvaka sagaloi ranno chinnanna nee kashtamanthatheliyunoroi rannu chinnanna” (film:-Rojulumarayi)
List of films (selected) of Kosaraju as Lyricist:-
- Jayam Manade(1956)
- Thodi Kodallu(1957)
- Manchimanasuku Manchirojula(1958)
- Kalasivunte Kaladusukham(1961)
- Lava Kusa
- Uyyala Jumpala(1965)
- Nennate nene(1968)
- Bomma Borusa(1971)
- Chelleli Kapuram(1971)
- Sampoorna Ramayanam(1972)
- Lambadolla Ramdasu(1978)
India is celebrating the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema.Tollywood is completing 82 years. This is the right time to recollect the memories of the greats,Kosaraju is one amongst them.
Businessoftollywood.com remembers this great lyricist on his 108th birth anniversary.