SP Balu garu can never leave us
Updated: Apr 21
Undoubtedly, everyone loves SP Balu gari's songs, that includes me also but the one that made an everlasting impact on my mind is his acting skills in a role. Yes, produced by K Balachandar garu for Gemini TV, Adutha Veetu Kavithai is the name of the Tamil serial in which actress Lakshmi garu and our dear Balu garu acted as a lead pair. Jeevana Sandhya might be the Telugu dubbed version of the Tamil serial Adutha Veetu Kavithai.
We are touched by a role/character that makes a strong emotional impact on our heart and feelings that we can relate to very dearly, isn't it? Maybe that could be the reason why I connected to the character enacted by Balu garu? Or maybe because he poured life into that character that I connected to it? Whatever might be the logical or illogical reasons, I used to run home before 7.30 pm to watch the TV serial. Wherever or however or whatever it might be, I was always in front of the TV before 7.30 pm to drink in his character. This is the very reason why, not only his songs but his acting skills, especially that role made me his hardcore dying fan.
That's it, I have decided during that time that I had to meet Balu garu and express all my overwhelming feelings for him. That lucky chance came through my friend, Srinivas Reddy who was the cameraman for the show, Padutha Theeyega. I remember every word, spoken by Balu garu when I met him. As a start, excitedly in order to remind him about the character/role that impacted me so much, I just said, Jeevana Sandhya and immediately (even before I could complete my sentence) in his usual, humorous way he said, still jeevana sandhya (last phase of life) did not come. Everyone around laughed. I can never forget those endearing few moments with him in my life. Even though I met him once, and spoke to him for a few minutes, it is not at all exaggerating for me to say that the affection and positivity that enveloped me being around him has helped me move ahead in this film world steadfastedly.
This legendary singer in Padutha Theeyaga show with his intense voice, and profound knowledge of music, in his witty, entertaining way explains the different aspects of each and every song that was sung in the show which is commendable in every way.
Don't you think that Balu garu with his roles in movies and TV serials, and every song he has sung has been with us always and everywhere?! There, can you hear his voice singing behind you...?!