Tollywood singers

J.V.Raghavulu

 

Janani Janmabhoomischa swarga dapi gariyasi (NTRs, Bobbili puli)
Ee jeevana tarangaalalo (Jeevana tarangaalu)
Geeta O geeta (Shivamettina Satyam)
chandragiri chandarmmo (ANRs, Dorababu)
Tarangini o tarangini (Tarangini)
Ne kubusam vidichina naguni (Devantakudu)
Ammanu minchina daivamunnada (20 va Satabdham
)

 

Do you know who composed those wonderful songs??!!!

None other than  music director Sri Jetti Veera Raghavulu popularly known as J.V.Raghavulu.

 

He had also composed the song  Yevari kosam  for the super hit movie Prema Nagar in the absence of Puzhalendi(K.V.Mahadevan's asst)

 

JVR was born and raised in Ramachandrapuram a small village in East Godavari district A.P. His fatthers's name was Veeraswami Naidu and mother's name Aadilakshmi,He has four brothers, JVR has been fond of music ever since he was a child.He used to like Ghantasala very much. 

 

JVR used to have a neighbour called Bhadra Charulu and he was a stage artist. One day it happened that he needed a substitute for a role(Lohitasudu) for his Harischndra Natakam, Mr.Bhadra Charulu asked JVR if he was interested, JVR thought that it was a golden opportunity to prove his talent and apparently did well with that role. And that was the begining of his artistic life,  Since  then he  participated in several of Mr.Bhadracharulu projects. JVR also learned music from

 

Mr.Bhdracharulu and performed many stage shows. Later on he performed at All India Radio as well. On one of such occasions Ghantsala was also performing at the AIR, which was scheduled just after JVR's. While GVR was waiting he listened to JVRs songs and felt immensely pleased with his voice and encouraged him very much. For JVR this was like a dream coming true, not only meeting his favorite singer but also encouraged by him. Ghantasala also gave his address in case if he was interested to come to Madras. After completing (SSLC) JVR went to Madras and stayed with GVR and rest of the story is history.

 

Raghavulu debuted as a singer initially under the Ghantasala's music directon for the film Pellisandadi ( baito baito pellikoduka ) but later on turned as an assistant music director  to Ghantasala and continued to work with him until his sudden death. Though he tuned couple of tunes now and then for other directors he became full fledged music director with the movie "Drohi" for Suresh productions.  Under his music direction Jeevana Taragalu was the first biggest hit. Dasari Narayana Rao, Krishnam Raju and Kodi Rama Krishsna encouraged him a lot until the mid 80's.He composed music for most of the Vijaya Madhavi pictures. Gradually he slipped into oblivion by the end of the 80's and since then he has been ignored by the Telugu film industry.  All together he composed music for 112 films.

 

Some of his Hit movies are

 

Jeevana Tarangalu

Dorababu

Katakatala Rudrayya

Rangoon Rowdy

Bobbili puli

Bebbuli

Tarangini

Eenadu

Mukkupudaka

Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya

Devantakudu

Sivametthina Satyam

Atmeyudu

Love in Singapore

Eenadu

Mogudu Kavali

Simhapuri Simham

Mogudu Kavali

Praja Rajyam

 

                                                                                                     M.V.S