Chellapilla Satyam

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Chellapilla Satyam
Birth name Chellapilla Satyanarayana
Born 1933
Andhra Pradesh
Died 12 January 1989 (aged 55–56)
Occupations Music director
Instruments Tabla
Years active 1960s – 1980s

Chellapilla Satyanarayana Sastry, better known as Chellapilla Satyam (Telugu: చెళ్ళపిళ్ళ సత్యం) (1933 - 12 January 1989) was an Indian music director.[1] He was popular in the Telugu and Kannada cinema fields in 1960s and 1980s. Sathyam is best remembered as "Andhra RD Burman".[2] He also composed to handful of Bengali, Bhojpuri and Hindi movies.

He was born in Komarada village in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh. He has acted in some plays with popular writer Rajasri and others at Vizianagaram. He later shifted to Madras worked in the orchestra under P. Adinarayana Rao and T. V. Raju. He was assistant composer in the magnum opus film Suvarna Sundari (1957). His debut film as a full fledged music director is Pala Manasulu in 1967, though he was credited as a music director in 1963 with NTR's Savati Koduku.

Some of his memorable Telugu hit songs are E divilo virisina parijatamo, O bangaru rangula chilaka, kalise kalla lona, puche pula lona, toli valape teeyanidi, madhumAsa velalo, kurisindi vana.[3]

In memory of this great music giant a musical night was organized by Bay Area Telugu Association and Chimata Music in California, USA in 2009.[4]

Kannada filmography[edit]

Year Film title Language Remarks
1963 Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddha Kannada
1966 Mamatheya Bandhana Kannada
1967 Black Market Kannada
1967 Onde Balliya Hoogalu Kannada
1968 Attegondu kaala sosegondu kaala Kannada
1968 Bangalore Mail Kannada
1968 Hoovu Mullu Kannada
1968 Lakshaadheeshwara Kannada
1968 Mamathe Kannada
1968 Sarvamangala Kannada
1969 Bhale Raja Kannada
1969 Choori Chikkanna Kannada
1969 Kaadina Rahasya Kannada
1969 Kaanike Kannada
1969 Maduve! Maduve! Maduve! Kannada
1969 Mathrubhoomi Kannada
1969 Gandhinagara Kannada
1969 Punya Purusha Kannada
1969 Ellellu Naane Kannada
1969 Janmarahasya Kannada
1970 Bhale Kiladi Kannada
1970 C.I.D. Rajanna Kannada
1970 Kallara Kalla Kannada
1970 Modala Ratri Kannada
1970 Mrutyu Panjaradalli Goodachari 555 Kannada
1970 Pratheekaara Kannada
1970 Rangamahal Rahasya Kannada
1970 Sedige Sedu Kannada
1971 Bhale Bhaskar Kannada
1971 Kasidre Kailasa Kannada
1972 Jaga Mechida Maga Kannada
1972 Krantiveera Kannada
1973 Bangaarada Kalla Kannada
1973 Jwala Mohini Kannada
1974 Veeranjaneya Kathe Kannada
1975 Naga Kanye Kannada
1975 Yashoda Krishna Kannada
1976 Aparadhi Kannada
1977 Nagarhole Kannada
1977 Sahodarara Savaal Kannada
1978 Muyyige Muyyi Kannada
1979 Seetharamu Kannada
1979 I love You Kannada
1979 Pakka Kalla Kannada
1979 Vijay Vikram Kannada
1980 Moogana Sedu Kannada
1980 Aarada Gaaya Kannada
1980 Yetu Yeduretu Kannada
1980 Nanna Rosha Nooru Varusha Kannada
1980 Haddina Kannu Kannada
1980 Mane Mane Kathe Kannada
1980 Manege Banda Mahalakshmi Kannada
1980 Avali Javali Kannada
1980 Thaayiya Madilalli Kannada
1981 Devara Aata Kannada
1981 Keralida Simha Kannada
1981 Simhada Mari Sainya Kannada
1982 Dharma Kannada
1982 Tirugu baana Kannada
1982 Ajith Kannada
1982 Bara Kannada
1982 Sahasa Simha Kannada
1982 Garudarekhe (His 300th film) Kannada
1982 Mullina Gulabi Kannada
1982 Oorige Upakari Kannada
1982 Sahasa Simha Kannada
1983 Chinnadantha Maga Kannada
1983 Bekkina Kannu Kannada
1983 Sididedda Sahodara Kannada
1983 Gandugali Raama Kannada
1983 Chandi Chamundi Kannada
1983 Makkale Devaru Kannada
1983 Simha Gharjane Kannada
1983 Raktha Thilaka Kannada
1984 Odeda Haalu Kannada
1984 Ashakirana Kannada
1984 Bekkina Kannu Kannada
1984 Gandubherunda Kannada
1984 Chanakya Kannada
1984 Thaayi Naadu Kannada
1984 Prema Jyothi Kannada
1984 Nagabekamma Nagabeku Kannada
1984 Pooja Phala Kannada
1984 Raktha Tilaka Kannada
1984 Lakshmi Kataaksha Kannada
1984 Rowdy Raja Kannada
1984 Sedina Sanchu Kannada
1984 Maha Purusha Kannada
1985 Mahapurusha Kannada
1985 Thayi Kanasu Kannada
1985 Thayi Thande Kannada
1986 Brahmastra Kannada
1987 Thaayi Kannada
1987 Thaayi Karulu Kannada
1988 Oorige Upakaari Kannada
1988 December 31 Kannada
1988 Sahasa Veera Kannada
1990 Pundara Ganda Kannada

Telugu filmography[edit]

Year Film title Language Remarks
1957 Suvarna Sundari Telugu Assistant composer for P. Adinarayana Rao
1971 Mattilo Manikyam Telugu
1972 Bala Mitrula Katha Telugu
1972 Papam Pasivadu Telugu
1973 Kanne Vayasu Telugu
1973 Manchi Vaalaku Manchivadu Telugu
1973 Rani Aur Jaani Hindi
1974 Nippulanti Manishi Telugu Remake of Hindi film Zanjeer
1975 Alakh Niranjan Hindi
1975 Maya Machindra Telugu
1975 Swargam Narakam Telugu Film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
1976 Bhakta Kannappa Telugu Directed by Bapu
1977 Amaradeepam Telugu Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
1977 Andame Anandam Telugu
1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu Telugu
1977 Premalekhalu Telugu
1978 Annadammula Savaal Telugu Remake of Kannada film Sahodarara Savaal
1978 Dongala Dopidi Telugu
1978 Lawyer Vishwanath Telugu
1979 Iddaru Asadhyule Telugu Film starring Krishna and Rajanikanth
1979 Karthika Deepam Telugu
1979 Korikale Gurralaite Telugu
1979 Lakshmi Pooja Telugu
1980 Aarani Mantalu Telugu
1980 Mahashakti Telugu
1980 Nakili Manishi Telugu
1980 Prema Tarangalu Telugu Remake of Hindi film Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
1981 Gadasari Attaha Sosagara Kodalu Telugu
1981 Prema Natakam Telugu
1981 Swapna Telugu
1982 Andhra Kesari Telugu Biographic film on T. Prakasam
1982 Patnam Vachchina Pativrathalu Telugu
1983 Aalaya Sikharam Telugu
1983 Roshagadu Telugu
1984 Mahanagaramlo Mayagadu Telugu
1985 Aaj Ke Sholey Hindi
1986 Sri Vemana Charitra Telugu
1987 Talambralu Telugu
1988 Aahuthi Telugu
1990 Ankusam Telugu

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