Anveshana Movie Songs

Anveshana Movie Songs
Anveshana Movie Songs
Directed by Vamsy
Produced by Kamineni Prasad
Written by Vamsy
Starring Karthik, Bhanupriya, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Sharat Babu, Rallapalli
Music by Ilayaraja
Record Label: Echo & Aditya
Release date: 1985

Anveshana Movie story of an Ornithologist and a Police investigator coming to a forest and trying to solve the mystery of a series of killings allegedly by a man-eating tiger but soon find out it is a serial killer and the identity is revealed in the end.

About Anveshana
During the shooting of Sitara at Kovalam Beach, Kamineni Prasad met with director Vamsi expressing a desire to produce a movie directed by him. He even had a co-producer, Chinna, who was the owner of Hotel Apsara in Vizag. Prasad had produced ‘Intinti Katha’ in 1974 with Krishna. Vamsi wanted to make a thriller this time and started writing the story.

Vamsi and Ilayaraja went to Madhurai to work on the music of the movie. After reaching the hotel, the director realized he left the script in Araku, the place he went before this to work on the script. So when the maestro asked him for the story and the situations to compose the music for, Vamsi made up some story hurriedly, whatever came from the top of his head. Though not completely different from what he had written, the plot had changed when he narrated it to Ilayaraja. The composer gave wonderful music, after which Vamsi returned to Madras and wrote the script based on Ilayaraja’s tunes and the new plot he himself had narrated. He titled it Anveshana.

Anveshana is a thriller, a murder mystery at that. Bhanupriya comes to record bird sounds in a forest. She is related to Kaikala, who stays there. Sarath Babu is the forest officer. A lady comes to the forest before Bhanupriya, and she is killed. The forest officer says it is a tiger that killed the lady. People start getting killing, and it is clearly not the work of a tiger. Karthik is an undercover cop, who is trying to find out the identity of the killer.

Once he finished the script, he sent it to Yendamuri Veerendranath to fill in the dialogues. He did so and sent him back, but Vamsi was dissatisfied with it. So he worked on the dialogues himself. After Seethakoka Chiluka and Abhinandana, Karthik was liked in both Tamil and Telugu. He was chosen as the main lead, while Vamsi repeated Bhanupriya after Sitara and Alapana. For the crucial role of Ponni, dancer Sumati was finalized. The other cast included artists like Subhalekha Sudhakar, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Sarath Babu and others.

A lot of the shooting was done in Talakona forest. Though it looks like dense forest, they really did not go deep inside. A lot of the scenes were shot at night. Thota Tharani did wonders with the art work, including the forest officer’s cottage which was done up authentically. Instead of the required steady camera, they had to make do with a hand-held one due to budget constrains. MV Raghu, the cinematographer, used his camera to scare and thrill. Award winning editor, Anil Malnad, also deserves credit for that, as timing is essential in a thriller. The movie was shot with a budget of 15 lakhs and a schedule of 60 days.

Veturi wrote the lyrics for the songs. The songs were recorded at Prasad Deluxe Theatre in Madras. The first song recorded was ‘Keeravani’ with SP Balasubrahmanyam and Janaki. Ilayaraja got some special equipment for the re-recording. He used musical instruments to mimic the sounds of nature, like birds singing and trees rustling, etc. For the song ‘Ekantha Vela’, Karthik was unavailable for part of the shooting. So they took the choreographer and shot him and Bhanupriya in long shots. Ghantasala Ratna Kumar dubbed for Karthik. Lakshmi dubbed for Bhanupriya in Sitara, but for the first time, she dubbed for herself.

They wanted to remake it in Marathi, but this venture did not work. The movie was dubbed in Tamil as ‘Paadum Paravaigal’ (Birds Also Sing). Mallikarjuna Rao’s track was re-shot with Tamil comedian Senthil Mani. Ilayaraja’s music, MV Raghu’s camerawork, Anil Malnad’s editing, the cast and last but not the least, Vamsi’s unique directorial skills make Anveshana a must-watch.

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