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KK, the voice behind among the greatest Telugu movie chartbusters of Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun

KK, the voice behind among the greatest Telugu movie chartbusters of Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun

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Singer KK leaves behind a repertoire of songs, from ‘Uppenantha Premaki’ of ‘Arya 2’ to the foot-tapping ‘Daayi Daayi damma’ of ‘Indra’

Singer KK leaves behind a repertoire of songs, from ‘Uppenantha Premaki’ of ‘Arya 2’ to the foot-tapping ‘Daayi Daayi damma’ of ‘Indra’

The passing of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath or KK, 53, quickly after his stay live performance in Kolkata on Could 31, has opened up a flood of reminiscences for music lovers and people within the movie and music fraternity who’ve labored with him. The media-shy singer who not often courted the highlight has left behind a repertoire of songs, a lot of which might deliver again a reminiscence – of faculty or school farewell, falling in love, disappointment, heartbreak or perhaps a pulsating dance quantity. 

Anand Ranga who directed the Telugu movie Oy! remembers his temporary interplay with KK earlier than recording Prathi janma nee thone..’ tune composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. “I defined the texture of the tune to befit the tune scenario – a crescendo of feelings resulting in disappointment in the direction of the top. He was a grasp. He caught the vibe and all these feelings got here by means of in his singing.” 

KK wrote the Telugu strains in Hindi and practised them with the assistance of lyricist Vanamali. The recording happened in Chennai. Actor Siddharth, Anand Ranga and Yuvan, who had needed KK to sing for the movie, knew they’d one thing particular. “When the Oy! Album was out, Seheri’ and ‘Oy oy’ have been immediate hits. ‘Prathi janma… I’m ready for you child’ caught on with time; it has aged nicely,” provides Anand.

KK’s entry into Telugu movie music was within the mid Nineties when director Shankar’s Tamil movie Kadhal Desam was dubbed as Prema Desam and KK sang ‘Good day physician’ and Faculty model’. A R Rahman had launched a singer who might skillfully adapt, accentuating any given temper for a tune.

Concurrently, KK debuted in Hindi as one of many singers of Chod aaye hum woh galiyan’ for Gulzar’s Maachis, composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The breakthrough got here within the type of his unbiased album Pal, which quickly turned a campus favorite throughout the nation; many a college and school farewell performed the album. Hyderabad filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor used Pal’s standard ‘Yaaron dosti’ for his Hindi movie Rockford. The long-lasting Tadap tadap’ from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam adopted; KK’s rendition amplified heartbreak and anguish and the tune is taken into account amongst his greatest until date, soulful sufficient to maneuver a listener to tears.

The Telugu movie trade was fast to note KK’s deep, distinct voice and talent to convey emotional depth. KK was the voice behind among the greatest Telugu hits within the 2000s. The energetic Ye mere jahan’ from the Pawan Kalyan-starrer Kushi and the foot-tapping ‘Daayi daayi damma’ from Chiranjeevi-starrer Indra, the craving in Really feel my love’ of Arya starring Allu Arjun, ‘Uppenantha ee premaki’ of Arya 2, Avunu nijam’ from the Mahesh Babu starrer Athadu and My coronary heart is thrashing’ from Jalsa are a few of KK’s chartbuster hits.

Composer Kalyani Malik, who labored with KK for the Hindi model of Chandrashekhar Yeleti’s Aithe, which sadly didn’t see the sunshine of the day, remembers the singer as a “grounded and genuinely variety particular person, which is uncommon within the leisure trade.” The composer collaborated with KK once more for Andhrudu’s ‘O sari preminchaka’ and Gubulendukey’ from Manasu maata vinadhu. “These have been splendidly sung by KK. Except a movie turns into a blockbuster, the soundtrack not often catches on. However I cherish these reminiscences of KK. He didn’t search consideration along with his craft; I feel he did it for the artwork,” provides Malik.

A lot of KK’s standard numbers additionally got here from Tamil-Telugu bilinguals equivalent to 7G rainbow Colony ( ‘Thalachi thalachi choosa’), remakes equivalent to Gharshana (‘Cheliya cheliya’) and dubbed movies equivalent to Aparichitudu (‘Konda kaki’).

KK’s final date with Telugu cinema was eight years in the past when he sang for Yevadu and the Aashiqui 2 remake, Nee Jathaga Nenundali

Kalyani Malik echoes the ideas of many people when he says, “KK’s passing bought me pondering, as soon as once more, how we take life without any consideration. We overlook to pause and join with folks. It’s also a reminder that we have to hold stress ranges in examine. However, will we be taught?”

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