When I started working in Hyderabad in 2004, I pretty much ended up working in half of Andhra Pradesh. Went to all sorts of districts, in odd hours, through vague roots. If luck favoured me, I would have a car with a driver. In such a setting, I discovered this gem of a song. Aa ante Amalapuram. I won’t dare to post the video here. Actually the video isn’t really vulgar, but there is something about the ceaseless pelvic gyrations, that makes you feel sort of icky. But I am more concerned with the audio aspect of this song.
It so happened that pretty much wherever I went in Andhra in 2004, this song filled the airwaves. It was from a film called Arya. I incidentally remember watching this film in some district of Andhra. Absolutely alone. Because I was bored and I had nothing to do that evening. With the little Telugu that I know or pretend to know, I somewhat understood the plot. Though Wikipedia tells me that I got a few things muddled up. Here’s the song in its full glory
I think the film was declared a hit. And to say the least, every kid in Andhra was singing this song through 2004. For some reason it sounds absurdly raunchy. Even the resident gult speaker at home has no idea what this song actually means. If any gult-speaker could tell me, I would be grateful. Till then please enjoy the song. Because I certainly do. Takes me back to my first job, and my first taste of gult raunch.