Telugu Cinema is extremely fortunate to have a lyricist like 'Sirivennela' Sitaramasastry for nearly two decades. His contribution in providing quality lyrics for Telugu Film songs is unparalleled till date. Sitaramasastry garu began his career as lyricist by associating with K.Vishwanath garu in the Musical Epic “Sirivennela” release in the year 1986.The songs were amazingly received by every Telugu person and became a strong backbone for the film. Who can forget the song “Chandamama Rave” from the film which became a household lullaby for every mother? Sitaramasastry garu became so popular with his debut film that his name has been 'Sirivennela' Sitaramasastry ever since.
The simple depiction of Lord Shiva and drawing an analogy of it with fine arts was one of the key points for 'Sirivennela' movie lyrics. Since then, 'Sirivennela' Sitaramasastry garu never looked back. He penned songs which represented a plethora of characterizations Telugu Cinema offered. Whether it is an estranged lover, positive attitude, philosophy, devotion, spirituality, duet or a commercial dance number- every one of it is there in Sirivennela garu’s treasure trove of lyrics.
One of the most striking features of his writing style is the utter simplicity of words that simultaneously had a great depth in it that makes the listener ponder about the meaning behind the expression and eventually be amazed at its depth. There are people who found purpose in life just by hearing 'Sirivennela' garu’s inspiring songs. Such is the incredible power of Sirivennela garu’s words.
'Sirivennela' garu shares a special friendship with the veteran director Krishna Vamshi and their association provided us some amazing songs of great lyrical value. There most remembered song from 'Chakram' - 'Jagamantha Kutumbam' fetched many accolades and awards for the lyricist. That‘s just one of the many associations the lyricist had and its this impeccable record and versatility with words that fetched him Nandi Awards ten times along with three Filmfare Awards.
He had also acted in the role of an aggressive journalist in Ram Gopal Varma’s social message movie 'Gayam'. It is just another example of his versatility and penchant for moral responsibility as well.
Iqlikmovies.com wishes the lyricist par excellence 'Sirivennela' Sitarama Sastry garu a very happy birthday and hope he has a great year ahead full of literary gems!
Sirivennela’s Award Winning songs:
Sirivennela: Adhi Bhikshuvu
Swarnakamalam: Andhela Ravamidhi
Gaayam: Niggadeesi Adugu
Shubhalagnam: Chilaka ye Thodu
Sreekaram: Manasu Kaastha
Sindhooram: Ardha Satabdhapu
Chakram: Jagamantha kutumbam