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Dasara: Chamkeela Angeelesi is a charming folk melody where Nani and Keerthy Suresh can’t have enough of each other

This Santhosh Narayanan composition is sung by Dhee, Ram Miriyala and lyricised by Kasarla Shyam

Dasara: Chamkeela Angeelesi is a charming folk melody where Nani and Keerthy Suresh can’t have enough of each other
Nani and Keerthy Suresh

Last Updated: 05.47 PM, Mar 08, 2023


A song can always be a potent tool to carry the soul of the film, if utilised effectively by the filmmaker. They bring liveliness to the storytelling, offer a glimpse of the cultural roots of its characters and the lyrical precision can manage to do what verbose dialogues can’t. Chamkeela Angeelesi, the latest number from Nani, Keerthy Suresh starrer Dasara, has all the makings of a chartbuster.

Santhosh Narayanan is composing the music for the film. His daughter Dhee and popular Telugu singer Ram Miriyala have crooned for Chamkeela Angeelesi, written by Kasarla Shyam. The song is all about how a husband and wife rant at one another, while interacting with their families. While the girl addresses this to her ‘vadina’ (sister in law), the guy does so with his ‘bammardi’ (brother in law).


Though it may appear as if they’re complaining about each other, there’s a lot of innocence, simplicity and love beneath their rants. Both discuss their contrasting scenarios before and after marriage across stanzas with catchy wordage. As song draws to a close, the couple also says they’re inseparable and how the man would stand up for her in the need of the hour.

The opening lines ‘Chamkeela angeelesi..o vadhiney..chaaku lekkundetodey..o vadhiney..kandlaku ainaa betti kaththoley..kannetla koduthundeney’ reflect the spirit of the song. Through stanzas alternating between the male and female voices, Kasarla Shyam’s flavourful lyrics with the laidback, catchy musical hook contribute to a compelling number.

Though this is a cakewalk for someone with Ram Miriyala, an expert with folk and dance numbers, you’ll come out liking Dhee all the more. Beneath her dense vocal appeal, one can sense her efforts to get the Telangana diction right. Nani and Keerthy Suresh’s on-screen charisma in the brief glimpses of the lyrical video is the cherry on the make. Like a popular chips brand, we could say, ‘you can’t listen to it just once.’

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