8 Telugu movie songs to educate the importance of Food
Food is the only source of nutritional support for a body; we all require essential nutrients to carry out our day to day activities. Food is usually of plant and animal origin. Many of us are foodies who love to take tasty and spicy food. Food has a major part in our life like, we all chat with our friends over a coffee, a business deal with lunch, a date with dinner, a simple popcorn over a movie, snack in a tea party and so on. Food has become a symbol of celebration by means of a party, date, love, festive and what not.
We Indians have special foods for special occasions. Since we all are so connected with food, cinemas have made some special corners for food too. Of course, not many movies have centred on food but we have some good collections on food in the terms of songs. In this article we will discuss some of the Telugu movie songs that are centred on food which can make anybody to crave for food. Let us begin to get hungry enough to thrust for delicious food:
Vivaaha Bhojanambu from ‘Mayabazar’:
Mayabazar is a 1957 Indian epic fantasy film directed by Kadiri Venkata Reddy and produced by B. Nagi reddy and Aluri Chakrapani. The song Vivaaha bhojanambu visulises all dishes of Telugu food. Each and every dish like gaarelu, boorelu, aresellu, laddu, appadalu and pulihora are the food items which will make everyone to crave for it. These are the traditional food items which are listed in Telugu marriage for all guests. This song lyric are crafted by Pingali Nagendra Rao in such a way that it talks about the authentic food items of Telugu tradition.
Pullani Pullattu from Mahesh Babu’s ‘Bobby’:
Bobby is a 2002 Indian Telugu film produced by K. Krishna Mohan Rao and directed by Shobhan. Although this movie was a critical commercial failure for Mahesh Babu in his early career but the sound track was scored a musical hit for Mani Sharma. This particular Pullani Pullattu in the movie Bobby clearly illustrates the preparation of a famous dish Pullattu, the entire song revolves around the preparation and greatness of the food item.
Aaha Emi Ruchi from ‘Egire Paavurama’:
Egire Paavurama is a 1997 Telugu film which was a remake of Malayalam film Sallapam. This particular song Aaha Emi Ruchi sung by a national award winner K.S. Chitra. This song lyric explains and talks about the different and tastiest kinds of food items that can made with a simple vegetable Brinjal. With this song, brinjal has captured a special place in the favourite food list of many people.
Pappu Dappalam from 'Pelli Pustakam':
Pelli Pustakam is a 1991 Telugu romantic and drama film produced by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana and directed by Bapu. This is a super hit film and received a Nandi Award for best feature film. This song Pappu Dappalam is visualised as a vana bojhanam festival in the movie which is a tradition of Telugu people - a family get together in the month of November or Karthika masam. This song portrays the joyful, good times that occur during the picnic and the lyrics talks about the food items and their quality of taste.
Ee Janmame Ruchi from 'Ulavacharu Biryani':
Ulavacharu Biryani is a trilingual romantic comedy film directed by Prakash Raj. It is a remake of Malayalam film Salt N' Pepper. This special song Ee Janmame Ruchi which was sung by Kailash Kher explains about the varieties of food items of different cuisines of Telugu traditions that are prevalent in Telugu states. This song clearly illustrates the importance of food in a human life.
Merise Merise from ‘Pelli Choopulu’:
Pelli Choopulu is a 2016 Indian Telugu romantic and comedy movie written and directed by Tharun Bhaskar. This film is centred on the food business, the hero of the movie loves cooking and the heroine goal is to start a food business. This film has several scenes illustrating the different cuisines and their preparations. Even though the film revolves around food business, the song Merise Merise beautifully visualises the lead roles journey of how they start up the business, become friends and how they love each other.
Avakaya Mana Andaridi from ‘Mithunam':
Mithunam is a 2012 Indian Telugu drama film directed by Tanikella bharani. Mithunam means couple in Telugu and this film beautifully featured about the retired and senior citizen couple of how they lead their romantic life without feeling lonely and insecurity at their age. This song Avakaya Mana Andaridi illustrates the varied tastiest foods of Telugu tradition. This song is written by Tanikella Bharani, he has made an effort in educating the viewers to wave off the western junk items and in making them to remember about the Telugu traditional healthy food items. This song is sung by Bala subramaniyam who has done a lead role in the movie.
Title Track from ‘Babai Hotel’:
Babai Hotel is a 1992 Indian telugu Drama comedy film directed by Jandhyala and it is named after Babai Hotel in Vijayawada. Comedy King Brahmanandam has played the lead role in the movie and the name itself suggests that this movie revolves around food. The sound track of the movie features the varieties of food items in the hotel and the how the people from cine stars to common man loves to have meals at this place.
Conclude: Food plays an important role in every one's life. Healthy eating makes a man's perfect in all his actions and thoughts. Healthy eating means consuming the right quantities of food from all food groups, it is not about eating more in quantity. This is reason why some of the Telugu movies and songs are centred on food, in order to educate the viewers about the traditional healthy food items. Among all Dhanams or offerings, annadhanam is said to be best and stands first in all of our sacred traditions of offerings. So never waste the food that has given on to you, as there are so many who does not have the chance of full-fledged eating. Whenever you eat your food, do remember to bow down and thank farmers, who tended the soil on hot summer, rainy and winter seasons to grow vegetables, fruits, grains, spices and to the hands that properly processed and cooked food for you without ever missing a meal and have never made you go thrust for food.
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