ABCD: The interesting thing about this song is that
we used dummy lyrics and dummy voice. When I record any
tune, I write few gibberish lyrics and sing myself that
it would serve as reference to the lyricist and singer.
I used 'A vachi B pai vale, B vachi C pai vale, C vachi
D pai vaale'. It had no meaning, Chandrabose was supposed
to come up with the replacement for that. We liked A vachi
B pai so much that we did not want to chance it. Hence Chandrabose
just altered the lyrics in between and did not alter the
beginning of the lyric. We wanted Adnan Sami to sing this
song. That is the reason why I imitated his voice while
recording the song. Since he was out of country when we
needed him, we decided to keep my voice in the final version.
Chatrapati: The beginning music of this song is inspired
by a video game's music I saw recently. This music comes
as background for vital scenes involving Prabhas in this
film. We thought that adding some powerful words so that
they would make the music more commanding. My father Shivashakti
Dutta penned the lyrics. All the words used in this song
are of Sanskrit. My father is of 75 years old and he came
to film industry to become a director. Even now he is working
on his scripts to become a film director. I used a few upcoming
solo singers in this song. This song is supposed to be in
film but not in the audiocassette. But the director wanted
to keep it as the theme music of Chatrapati.
Summamma Suriya: This song is an item song like Cheekulamme
Chinnadi Kavala in Simhadri film. Initially Rajamouli wanted
to use three small-time heroines in this song as item girls.
Hence we recorded it with three female singers - Sunitha,
Smita and Neeraja Pandit (Kashmiri Singer). But, Rajamouli
finally decided to go with only one big heroine (Arti Agarwal)
in this film.
Nallanivanni: This song is about a mother who misunderstands
her son. She pleads that she would never make that mistake
again. This song comes 4-5 times in this film. Chitra sung
this song. Chitra is a professional singer. But she got
involved so much while singing this song that her voice
almost choked with emotions. You can observe that while
listening to the last stanza in this song.
Mannela Thintivira: This is actually inspired by
an old traditional song. Sekhar garu - a friend of Vijayendra
Prasad garu - used to sing this song when ever he comes
to our house in 1975. I picked up that tuned and spiced
it up to compose this sing. Kalyani (a dubbing artist) rendered
the voice of the leader of the dance troop. Smita sung the
Gundu Soodi: I composed this tune to K Bala Chandar's
Tamil film Vaname Ellai around 15 years back. This film
was dubbed in Telugu as 'October 2' and disappeared immediately
after the release. I reused that tune in Chatrapati. Basically,
this tune is inspired by a flock song in Kurnool district.
I farmed lands near Emmigannoor for 2 years around 1978.
At that time, the workers who come to do labor work used
to sing this song. I picked this tune from them.
Gala Gala: This is just another mass song. On the
inlay card, the lyricist's name was wrongly printed as Chandrabose
instead of Veturi. Jassi Gift and Chitra sung this song.