Chandrabose - Profiles of Lyricist

Chandrabose (Kanukuntla Subhash) is an Indian lyricist who writes songs for Tollywood films. Chandrabose is a name that instantly connects to youthful and funny Telugu film lyrics. However, the lyricist's pen also showered many glitters that largely went unnoticed.

There's no better time to present an inner-view of such a successful lyricist than when his two "single-card" projects, Krishna and Okka Magaadu have just hit the market and more are to come. Thanks to Sri Atluri, I had a chance to have an enlightening talk with Chandrabose. After a nearly 2-hour long telephonic conversation, I was personally more impressed with the lyricist than before. Presented here exclusively for readers of TeluguCinema.Com are excerpts of the interview with Chandrabose.

Through our conversation, we discussed several lyrics - his, and others' lyrics that he likes, of which only the essentially relevant passages are outlined in this interview. Having felt that not much of the conversation could be edited out without forsaking clarity, the long interview that came out of this conversation has been presented with minimal editorial invasion.

Chandra Bose is married to Suchitra a choreographer from the industry. They had met on a flight and became soul mates. “Our life is a song and a dance,” he describes. The lyricist has composed 1,500 songs in 525 movies and cites the following numbers as his favourites…Mounangane edagamani, Ekkado Putti, Yela Yela Telupanu, Nee Navvula Telladhanani, Cheekati to Velige, Devadi Deva, Gudilo Devudu Edurai, Vennelintha Vediga.”