P Suseela - 100 Years of Indian Cinema

100 Years Of Indian Cinema

The Indian cinema is celebrating the 100 year completion. Telugu cinema is completing 82 years of its first release of Bhaktha Prahlada (1931). As part of celebrations of Indian Cinema, businessoftollywood.com remembers and recollects the information of The Greats of Early Telugu Cinema.

businessoftollywood.com  is presenting the profile of the great Singer P.Suseela 

P Suseela born on 13th November 1935 at Vizianagaram (Now district head quarters of Vizianagaram district) in A P.

P Suseela entered the Telugu Cinema in the year 1952.

Her first song as a playback singer was duet with Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao (film:-Kanna Thalli.

Her first song lyrics are “Nuvvu kavali nee navvu kavali under the music direction of Pendyala Nageswara Rao

She was a very busy singer from the year 1950 to 1980. She was a popular playback singer along with P.Leela, Jikki Krishna Veni, Jamuna Rani, Vakkalanka Sarala, L R Easwari, and S Janaki.
She had recorded many private devotional songs in Telugu , Tamil and Kannada.
She had many duets to her credit with Ghantasala in Telugu and with T M Soundera Rajan in Tamil.
P.Suseela along with Telugu films did playback for Tamil, Kanada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali and Oriya language films.

  • Lyrics of few popular songs of P Suseela:-

01. “Chandana charchitha neela kalebara” (film:-Tenali Ramakrishna, Lyrics by:-Samudrala Raghava Charya)

02. “Aha na Pellanta oho na pellanta neeku naku chellanta lokamella golanta taam taam taam” (film: Mayabazar)

03. “Aakulo aakunai poovulo poovunai kommalo kommanai nunuletha remmanai ee adavi datipona itulaina icchatane aagipona (film: Meghasandesam.Lyrics by DevulapalliVenkata Krishna Sastry)

04. “Andala bommatho atadava pasandaina ee reyi needoyi swamy” (film: Amarasilpi Jakkana)

05. “Chaduvu rani vadavani digulu chendaku manishi madilona mamatha leni chaduvulenduku” (film: Athmabandhuvu)

06. “Galike kulamedi Nelaku kulamedi mintiki Marugedi yedi kantiki nelavedi” (film: – Karna Lyrics by Dr.C N R)

07. “Jananee sivakamini Jaya subha kaarini vijayaroopinee” (film:-Narthanasala)

08. “Nee chelimi nede korithini eekshaname asaveedithini poovu vale prema dachithini poojaku ne nochanaithini” (film: Aradhana – ANR&Savitri starrer film)

09. “Neevu leka veena palukalenannadi neevu raka Radha niluvalenannadi” (film: Dr.Chakravarthi)

10. “Padana telugu pata paravasamai mee yeduta mee pata” (film: America Ammayi)

11. “Idi mallela velayani idi vennela masamani thondarapadi oka koyila munde koosindi vinduluchesindi” (film: Sukhaduhkhalu)

12. “Thotalo naa raju thongi choosenu naadu neetilo aa raju needa navvenu nedu” (film: ekaveera)

13. “Nidurinche thotaloki pata vokati vacchindi kannullo neeru thudichi kammani kala icchindi” (film: Muthyalamuggu—Lyricist: Gunturu Seshendra Sarma)

14. “Manase andala brundavanam venu madhavuni pere madhuramrutham” (film:-Manchikutumbam)

15. “Vasthadu naa raju ee roju rane vasthadu nelaraju ee roju” (film: Alluri Seetharamaraju)

16. “Thanuva uhoo harichandaname. Paluka adi makarandame” (film: – Kathanayakuralu…lyrics by Athreya)

17. “Godari gattundi gattu meena chettundi chettukommana pittundi pitta manasulo yemundi” (film: Moogamanasulu)

18. “Srirasthu Subhamasthu…srikaram chuttukundi pellipusthakam ika aakaram dalchuthundi kottha jeevitham” (film: Pellipusthakam)

There are thousands and thousands of songs from the melodious voice of P. Suseela. Only
Selected and most popular songs are mentioned.

  • Honors and awards for P Suseela:-

She was awarded the Prestigious Raghupathi Venkkaiah award in the year 2001 by Govt. of
A P for her contribution to Telugu cinema.

P Suseela is the recipient of Filmfare awards (South) Life time achievement award in the year 2006 for the part she played as a singer to Cinema music.

The Govt. of India has honored her with PADMABHUSHAN in the year 2008.

National film award as best singer in the year 1977 for her song “Jhummandi nadam saiandipadam thanuvoogindi eevela in the film Siri Siri Muvva.

National film award as best singer in the year 1983 for her song
“Akulo aakunai poovulo poovunai ee adavi datipona” in the film Meghasandesam

National film award as best female singer in the year 1984 for her song in the film“M L A Yedukondalu”

Nandi award (1977) as best female playback singer for the film “Dana veera soora karna”.

Nandi award (1978) as best female playback singer for the film “naa laga yendaro”

Nandi award (1982) as best female playback singer for the film”Meghasandesam”

Nandi award (1984) as best female playback singer for the film “Sangeethasamrat”

Nandi award (1987) as best female playback singer for the film “Vishwanathanayakudu”

Nandi awards (1989) as best female singer for the film “Godavaripongindi”

  • Selected list of P Suseela Films (Musical hits):-

1. Kanna Thalli(1952 – her first film as singer)
2. Pitchi Pulliah(1953)
3. Sangham(1954)
4. Pelli chesi choodu(1954)
5. Rani Rathnaprabha(1955)
6. Missamma(1955)
7. Jayasimha(1955)
8. Ilavelpu(1956)
9. Muddubidda(1956)
10. Tenali Ramakrishna(1956)
11. Thodikodallu(1957)
12. Mayabazar(1957)
13. Bhookailas(1957)
14. Bhagyarekha(1957)
15. Chenchulakshmi(1958)
16. Jayabheri(1959)
17. Santhinivasam(1960)
18. Runanubandham(1960)
19. Pellikanuka(1960)
20. Bavamaradallu(1960)
21. Veluguneedalu(1961)
22. Jagadekaveeruni katha(1961)
23. Iddarumithrulu(1961)
24. Manchimanasulu(1962)
25. Athmabandhuvu(1962)
26. Aaradhana(1962)
27. Punarjanma(1963)
28. Lava-Kusa(1963)
29. Ramudu-Bheemudu(1964)
30. Moogamanasulu(1964)
31. Keelubommalu(1965)
32. Gudigantalu(1965)
33. Dr.Chakravarthi(1965)
34. Bhakthaprahlada(1967)
35. Maavadina(1967)
36. Bhale Monagadu(1968)
37. Sri Ramakatha(1968)
38. Sukhaduhkhalu(1968)
39. Adabrathuku(1968)
40. Vichitrakutumbam(1969)
41. Natakalarayudu(1969)
42. Mahabaludu(1969)
43. Adarsakutumbam(1969)
44. Kathanayakimolla(1970)
45. Dasarabullodu(1970)
46. Premnagar(1971)
47. Goodaputhani(1972)
48. Illu-Illalu(1972)
49. Badipanthulu(1972)
50. Alluriseetharamaraju(1973)
51. Andalaramudu(1973 – ANR&Latha)
52. Manchimanushulu(1974)
53. Jeevanajyothi(1974)
54. Muthyalamuggu(1975)
55. Maunageetham(1981)
56. Bobbilipuli(1982)
57. Bahudoorapu Batasari(1983)
58. Illalu Priyuralu(1984)
59. Vandematharam(1985)
60. Amerika Alludu(1985)
61. Chantabbai(1986)
62. Dongamogudu(1987)
63. Gruhapravesam(1988)
64. Nari nari naduma murari(1989)
65. Pellipusthakam(1991)

From an endless list, few of P Suseela”s films are mentioned above.
This tireless singer is still active, and attends public functions.