From the fields to film: Where Sai Pallavi’s ‘Saranga Dariya’ hit comes from
The latest dance number ‘Saranga Dariya’ featuring Sai Pallavi from Love Story has been winning hearts ever since it was released on Sunday. The lyrics of the modernised folk song have been credited to Suddala Ashok Teja and it was sung by playback singer Mangli. However, there is an interesting story to how the song came to be included in the Sekhar Kammula film.
This song was first popularised by Komala Totte in 2010 in Rela Re Rela, a music programme that features only folk songs. The show was telecast on T News channel.
TNM caught up with Komala to find out more about the song. The singer says that she first heard this song from her grandmother in 2008, when the latter was working in the fields. ‘Saranga Dariya’ apparently refers to a kind of woman who is ‘not easy to get’.
Komala learnt the meaning and lyrics of the song, along with the tune, from her grandmother. She decided to sing the song when she got the opportunity to participate in the Telangana folk songs competition.