- Lyricist Chandrabose won Nandi Award twice
- Penned more than 2,900 songs for 750 Telugu movies
HANS: How are you feeling of becoming successful in Telugu film industry when you made an entry without any recommendations and that too hailing from a small village? Who had inspired you to become writer?
Chandrabose: I was inclined to reading literature from my childhood. There used to be a library beside my house in my village.
I used to read newspapers and books which had helped me to learn Telugu language. Later, I joined Polytechnic College at Ramanthapur in Hyderabad.
While I was studying, I used to write poetry and songs. Friends at Polytechnic College encouraged me to continue writing songs.
HANS: What made you to choose Telugu film industry and who gave you confidence that you can become successful?
Chandrabose: I dared to choose Telugu film industry because of constant encouragement given by my friends. I began searching for opportunities in film industry while I was pursuing my engineering course at JNTU.
Initially, I aspired for becoming a singer or music director. However, I took up writing on the advice of my friend Srinath. My first opportunity was to write for ‘Taj Mahal’ movie directed by Muppalaneni Shiva and it became super hit.
Later, I wrote songs for movie ‘Pelli Sandadi’ directed by noted director Raghavendra Rao.
HANS: Did you expect that you could get chances as lyricist as there were many experienced writers in Telugu film industry by the time you had entered it?
Chandrabose: First of all, I should thank director Raghavendra Rao. He gave me an advice to stand out from other experienced and senior song writers to get recognition in film industry. From then on, I began writing songs which could be understood by common man.
HANS: Which is your favorite song from thousands of songs you have written in your 20-year career?
Chandrabose: People are the ultimate judges for my songs. Personally, my favourite song is ‘Nammakameeyara Swamy…Nirbhayameeyara Swamy’ from ‘Komaram Puli’ movie.
HANS: What was your reaction when you have won Nandi awards for two times?
Chandrabose: I felt very happy when I won Nandi awards. My efforts have fulfilled as a lyricist because of affection shown by people. I thank all directors and producers of Telugu film industry through ‘The Hans India’ for reposing faith in me.
HANS: What kind of qualities should budding writers cultivate to become successful in film industry?
Chandrabose: They should have commitment while writing songs. Especially, budding writers should develop creative skills and work hard to write best songs. They should take up any task with a challenge.