Leading Lyricist Ramajogayya Sastry received Best Lyricist award for ‘Janatha Garage’ at the 2nd Edition of IIFA Utsavam. After accepting the honour, He made some sensational comments targeting MM Keeravani.
Ramajogayya Sastry: ‘Happy to receive an award for ‘Janatha Garage’ and our film has almost swept the awards. Sometimes awards would be given to songs, which even lyricists don’t like, on popularity basis. But, The award for this movie is very deserving’.
‘You should telecast this without editing : We have a notion that Old-is-Gold. Old Songs were great and New Songs are sub-standard. Even in those days there are very bad songs and nobody can say all of them are good. Similarly, There are good and bad songs even now. ‘Janatha Garage’ is the classic example to say audience will always accept meaningful lyrics. Even Today, People talk about the lyrics on Social Media’.
‘Recently, MM Keeravani said Telugu Lyrics got bed-ridden after Veturi and Seetharama Sastry. I have huge respect for him. I wish to say we have many good lyricists such as Bhaskar Bhatla, Anantha Sriram, Chandrabose and Myself. All of us very capable, or else we wouldn’t have survived for this long. Lyricists offer what Filmmakers expect from them. If the Directors stress on good lyrics, why wouldn’t Lyricists accept the challenge? No offense to Keeravani..This is an appeal to all the Directors’.