The music director, Sathyam was very popular in the 70's and he is best known for some of the best Telugu melodies during the 70's. Chellapilla Sathyanarayana Sastry was born in Vizianagaram dt. Along with Rajasri (the dubbing lyricist) and a few other friends, he used to act in some plays in Vijayanagaram before he came into films. Like some of the great filmy people, he too ran away from home to Madras and then joined Adinarayana Rao's orchestra. Later he worked as an assistant to TV Raju (who in turn had worked as an assistant to Adinarayana Rao).

His official debut as a full fledged music director is "pAla manasulu" in 1967, though he was credited as a music director in 1963 with NTR's "savati koDuku" movie. Like RD Burman in the Hindi film industry, Sathyam brought a revolutionary change in the Telugu music starting from the late 60's with some fast beat cabaret songs and some best melodious songs at the same time. On many occasions, SP Balu paid his humble tributes to Sathyam for giving him some of the best songs that shaped up his career. Starting from the early 80's, he gradually lost competition to Chakravarthi and he slowly went into oblivion at the fag end of his career. His last movie, ankuSam was released after his demise in 1989.

Unfortunately, he never got due recognition that he truely deserved (unlike KV Mahadevan and Ramesh Naidu). He was equally popular in Kannada as well. Being his hardcore fan, I want to refresh your memory with some of his best songs on this page. Enjoy the songs and let me know if I am missing any other mellifluous melodies of this great un-sung hero.
Srini Chimata (02/14/06)




Sathyam's Best Duets

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#SelectSongMovieMusic DirectorLyricistLyricsVideoYear
+ 1 O.. Bangaru Rangula ChilakA >> TOTa RAmuDu Sathyam Dasaradhil_link  1975
+ 2 PraNaya RAga VAhini... Cheli >> MAyA MaScheendra Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1975
+ 3 Kurisindi VAna >> Bullemma-bullODu Sathyam Rajasril_link  1972
+ 4 Idi Teeyani Vennela REyi >> PrEma LEkhalu Sathyam Arudral_link  1977
+ 5 KaliSE KaLLa LOnA >> NOmu Sathyam Dasaradhil_linkV_link 1974
+ 6 ManasE Jatagaa PADindilE.. >> NOmu Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_linkV_link 1974
+ 7 Toli ValapE Teeyanidi >> NeeDa LEni ADadi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1974
+ 8 Nee KougililO TaladAchi >> KArteeka Deepam Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopil_linkV_link 1979
+ 9 Kurisenu HrudayamlO TEne Jallulu >> NEnu-nA DESam Sathyam Anki Sril_link  1974
+ 10 TolisAri Muddivvamandi >> Edureeta Sathyam Veturil_link  1977
+ 11 IdE IdE NEnu KOrukundi >> AndamE Anandam Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1977
+ 12 OkaTE KOrikA..ninnu ChErAlani >> Dongalaku Donga Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopil_linkV_link 1977
+ 13 Chinuku Chinuku PaDutU VunTE >> IddarU AsAdhyulE Sathyam Acharya Athreyal_link  1979
+ 14 ChiTapaTA... Chinukulu >> Agent Gopi Sathyam Dasaradhi   1978
+ 15 O.. Hamsa BalE RAmachilakA.. >> Agent Gopi Sathyam Arudral_link  1978
+ 16 O PillA... Chali Chali GA VundA? >> Annadammula SavAl Sathyam Dasaradhi   1978
+ 17 Nee RUpamE.. NA Madi LOna >> Annadammula SavAl Sathyam Dasaradhil_link  1978
+ 18 Anandam AbbAyidaitE.. >> Manushulu ChEsina Dongalu Sathyam Arudra   1977
+ 19 ChUSAnE.. Olammee.. >> BhalE Dongalu Sathyam Arudra   1976
+ 20 NavvavE NA Cheli.. >> AntA Mana ManchikE Sathyam Dasaradhi V_link 1972
+ 21 SnEhabandhamu.. Enta Madhuramu >> SnEha Bandham Sathyam Acharya Athreya   1973
+ 22 Em Debba TeeSAvu? >> Tiger Sathyam N/A   1979
+ 23 E RAgamO.. Idi E TALamO >> Amara Deepam Sathyam Acharya Athreyal_link  1977
+ 24 Sirimalle Sogasu... Jabilli Velugu >> PuTTinillu-meTTinillu Sathyam Dasaradhi V_link 1973
+ 25 EvarO Neevu.. EvarO NEnu >> Rakta SambandhAlu Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1975
+ 26 AnurAga SikharAna Alayam >> Rakta SambandhAlu Sathyam Arudra   1975
+ 27 YenniyallO.. ChandamAma >> Bhakta Kannappa Adi Narayana Rao-Sathyam Arudral_linkV_link 1976
+ 28 AkASam DinchAlA >> Bhakta Kannappa Adi Narayana Rao-Sathyam Arudral_linkV_link 1976
+ 29 SannajAjiki GunnamAviki.. >> MutyAla Pallaki Sathyam Mallemalal_link  1976
+ 30 PagaDAla DeevilO ParuvAla Chilaka >> Dongalaku Donga Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopi   1977
+ 31 Chilakamma Palikindi >> KArteeka Deepam Sathyam Narla Ramireddyl_link  1979
+ 32 HE MATa.. Aha Telusu.. >> KArteeka Deepam Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopi V_link 1979
+ 33 Sree Chakra SubhanivAsa.. >> Allari Pillalu Sathyam CS Raol_link  1978
+ 34 NA RASi Kanya RASi.. NE RASi Midhuna RASi >> Allari Pillalu Sathyam Rajasri   1978
+ 35 PrEminchukundAm.. EvarEmanna Emanna GAnee... >> NinDu Manishi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1978
+ 36 IntaTi SogasE EdurugA VunTE.. >> NinDu Manishi Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1978
+ 37 Karigi Pommandi Oka Chinuku >> Dharma Chakram Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopil_link  1980
+ 38 KalalOni UrvaSi.. KalagAni PrEyasi >> ViyyAla Vaari KayyAlu Sathyam Veturil_link  1979
+ 39 PAlu PongE VayasE Needi >> ViyyAla Vaari KayyAlu Sathyam Veturil_link  1979
+ 40 PApalu Manchiki RUpAlu >> DEvuDamma Sathyam Rajasri   1972
+ 41 NayanAlu MATADenA.. >> MA VULLO MahASivuDu Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1979
+ 42 Nee PilupE.. PrabhAta Sangeetam >> Subba Rao Ki KOpam Vachhindi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1981
+ 43 PAlarAti Bommaku Nee Vagalu.. >> AmmAyi PeLLi Sathyam Dasaradhi   1974
+ 44 KAlamilA AgipOnee >> Edi PApam? Edi PuNyam? Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopil_link  1979
+ 45 KshaNam.. KshaNam.. NireekshaNam >> Tiger Sathyam N/Al_link  1979
+ 46 O PriyA.. ChanDee PriyA >> ChanDee Priya Adi Narayana Rao-Sathyam C Narayana Reddy V_link 1980
+ 47 Abhinava SaSirEkhavO.. >> Gruha PravESam Sathyam Jaladi Raja Raol_link  1982
+ 48 Niramtaram.. Taram Taram >> Rahasya GUDhachAri Sathyam N/Al_linkV_link 1981
+ 49 EmiTOgAgundi.. EdalO SodA Vundi >> BangAru KAnuka Sathyam Veturi   1982
+ 50 AkASam EndukO PachhabaDDadi >> Swayamvaram Sathyam Rajasril_link  1982
+ 51 Guvva GUDekke >> Annadammula SavAl Sathyam Veturi   1978
+ 52 Kalalu KanE Kammani ChinnAri >> Takkari Donga-chakkani Chukka Sathyam Dasaradhi   1969
+ 53 AmmA Annadi Oka Kammani MATa >> Bullemma-bullODu Sathyam Dasaradhil_linkV_link 1972
+ 54 Palikinadi..pilichinadi >> SeetA RAmulu Sathyam Acharya Athreyal_link  1980
+ 55 O.. GOpemmO ITu RAvammO >> DharmAtmuDu Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopi   1983
+ 56 EnnelantA ErAye.. >> MahA Lakshmi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1980
+ 57 E VELanaiyinA OkE KOrika >> ChanDee Priya Adi Narayana Rao-Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1980
+ 58 Sundara BRundAvanilO >> KrishNarjanulu Sathyam Veturil_linkV_link 1982
+ 59 Manchu KonDAllOnA EnDa KAsinaTTu.. >> KrishNarjanulu Sathyam Veturi V_link 1982
+ 60 PriyatamA ..nee UpirE Aku PrANam >> Agni SamAdhi Sathyam Acharya Athreya   1983
+ 61 Enkee NE ChUDalEnE.. >> NAkU SWatantryam Vacchindi Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopi   1975
+ 62 Ninna Nuvvu NAkentO DUram >> TalambrAlu Sathyam Mallemalal_link  1986





Sathyam's Best Solo Songs

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#SelectSongMovieMusic DirectorLyricistLyricsVideoYear
+ 1 BhalE KurradAna >> ChalAki RANi-kilADee RAjA Sathyam N/A   1971
+ 2 MaLLee MaLLee PADAli Ee PATa >> MaTTilO MANikyam Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopil_link  1971
+ 3 RAjA.. Pilupu NAdEnurA >> Bullemma-bullODu Sathyam Rajasril_linkV_link 1972
+ 4 Nijam NirUpistA.. >> Nijam NirUpistA Sathyam Arudra   1972
+ 5 PUchE PUlalOna (sad) >> Geeta Sathyam GK Murthyl_link  1973
+ 6 E DivilO Virisina PArijAtamO.. >> Kanne Vayasu Sathyam Dasaradhil_linkV_link 1973
+ 7 E DivilO Virisina (female) >> Kanne Vayasu Sathyam Dasaradhi   1973
+ 8 IdE PATa Pratee ChOTa.. >> PuTTinillu-meTTinillu Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_linkV_link 1973
+ 9 ChinnAri KannayyA.. >> PuTTinillu-meTTinillu Sathyam Dasaradhi V_link 1973
+ 10 AmmAyilu, AbbAyilu.. NA MATalO Nijam.. >> Vichitra VivAham Sathyam N/A   1973
+ 11 Galagala PArutunna GOdArilA.. >> Gowri Sathyam Dasaradhil_link  1974
+ 12 Arani JwAla.. NA TApam >> GunDelu Teesina MonagADu Sathyam Arudra   1974
+ 13 TolivalapE Teeyanidi (sad) >> NeeDa LEni ADadi Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1974
+ 14 SnEhamErA Jeevatam >> Nippu LAnTi Manishi Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1974
+ 15 RAdhaku Neeve RA PrANam >> TulAbhAram Sathyam Rajasril_link  1974
+ 16 DUrAkASa VeedhullO.. TArA DeepAlu >> MAyAvi (kannaDa Dubbed) Sathyam D Krishna Murthy   1976
+ 17 JAbilli VeligE Challani VELa >> AnurAgAlu Sathyam N/A   1975
+ 18 TellavAraka MundE Palle LEchindi >> MutyAla Pallaki Sathyam Mallemala   1976
+ 19 Manchini SamAdhi ChEstAra? >> NEram NAdi KAdu.. Akalidi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1976
+ 20 Hyderabad Bulbul >> NEram NAdi KAdu.. Akalidi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1976
+ 21 Chekumukhi Ravva ChinabOyindi >> NEram NAdi KAdu.. Akalidi Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1976
+ 22 IntE Ee Jeevitamu >> Amara Deepam Sathyam Acharya Athreya   1977
+ 23 NA Jeevana SandhyA SamayamlO.. >> Amara Deepam Sathyam Veturi   1977
+ 24 MadhumAsa VELalO >> AndamE Anandam Sathyam Veturil_link  1977
+ 25 EvarEmannanu TODu RAkunna (female) >> Dongalaku Donga Sathyam Arudra   1977
+ 26 EvarEmannanu TODu RAkunna (male) >> Dongalaku Donga Sathyam Arudra   1977
+ 27 Ee RAtiree.. O.. ChandamAma >> Dongalaku Donga Sathyam Dasaradhil_link  1977
+ 28 Edureetaku Antam LEdA? >> Edureeta Sathyam N/A V_link 1977
+ 29 Ee RAdha Chivariki EmainA >> Edureeta Sathyam C Narayana Reddy??l_linkV_link 1977
+ 30 O PillA.. KAchukO >> Agent Gopi Sathyam Arudra   1978
+ 31 AhO.. AndAla RASi >> AngaDi Bomma Sathyam Acharya Athreyal_link  1978
+ 32 JAbilli Vennellu Chavi ChUDalEdu >> AngaDi Bomma Sathyam Acharya Athreya   1978
+ 33 NA KOsamE Neevunnadi >> Annadammula SavAl Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1978
+ 34 Piliche Piliche AnurAgam >> Lawyer ViSwanath Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_linkV_link 1978
+ 35 SharAbee.. VacchindirA Ee GulAbee >> Lawyer ViSwanath Sathyam C Narayana Reddy V_link 1978
+ 36 PUlai PUchE .. RAlina TAralE.. >> NinDu Manishi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_linkV_link 1978
+ 37 RAma Chilaka PeLLi KODukevarE? (female) >> RAma Chilaka Sathyam Veturil_link  1978
+ 38 MAmayya VastADanTa >> RAma Chilaka Sathyam Veturil_link  1978
+ 39 Oka MATundi.. >> I Love You Sathyam Veeturil_link  1979
+ 40 AraneekumA Ee Deepam.. >> KArteeka Deepam Sathyam Devulapalli Krishna Sastril_linkV_link 1979
+ 41 KOrikalE GurrAlayitE (female) >> KOrikalE GurrAlayitE Sathyam Acharya Athreya   1979
+ 42 Radhamostunnadi.. RANostunnadi >> MUDu Puvvulu-Aru KAyalu Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   1979
+ 43 PunnAgA TOTallO SannAyi PADindi >> ViyyAla Vaari KayyAlu Sathyam N/A   1979
+ 44 MallikA.. NavamallikA >> BangAru BAva Sathyam Veturil_link  1980
+ 45 Toli RAtiri MeeraDigina PraSnaku.. >> KoDaLLu VastunnAru JAgratta Sathyam Veturi   1980
+ 46 Ee Geetam..sangeetam >> MahA Lakshmi Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1980
+ 47 Tolisanje VELalO.. (female) >> SeetA RAmulu Sathyam Dasari Narayana Raol_link  1980
+ 48 Tolisanje VELalO.. (male) >> SeetA RAmulu Sathyam Dasari Narayana Raol_link  1980
+ 49 Ankitam.. NeekE Ankitam >> Swapna Sathyam C Narayana Reddyl_link  1980
+ 50 IdE NA ModaTi PrEmalEkha.. >> Swapna Sathyam Rajasril_link  1980
+ 51 Idi Mouna Geetam.. >> PAlu-neeLLu Sathyam N/A   1981
+ 52 PiTapiTa LADE PiTTA.. >> Rahasya GUDhachAri Sathyam Arudra   1981
+ 53 Oka Nuvvu, Oka NEnu.. >> Gruha PravESam Sathyam Mailavarapu Gopi   1982
+ 54 GAli VAnalO.. VAna NeeTilO >> Swayamvaram Sathyam Dasari Narayana Raol_linkV_link 1982
+ 55 VEdam LA GhOshinchE GOdAvari >> Andhra KEsari Sathyam Arudral_link  1984
+ 56 MahAnagaramlO MAyagAdu.. >> MahAnagaramlO MAyagAdu Sathyam Acharya Athreya   1984
+ 57 Idi PATa KAnE KAdu.. >> TalambrAlu Sathyam Rajasril_link  1986
+ 58 Andamaina NA Uhala MEDaku.. >> Ahuti Sathyam N/Al_link  1988
+ 59 NA PrEyasi.. UhalO UrvaSi >> Taxi Driver Sathyam Veturi   1981




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