The OTT version of Telugu Indian Idol is receiving fabulous feedback from viewers. The official version of Telugu Indian Idol is currently streaming on Aha Video, with Sreerama Chandra hosting the show and Thaman, Karthik, and Nithya Menen participating as judges.
Today’s episode was lyricist Rama Jogaya Sastry’s Special episode with Rama Jogayya Sastry himself as the guest on the show.
However, in today’s episode, Nithya Menon didn’t come as the judge but Sravani Bhargavi came as the host along with Sree Rama Chandra.
Participant 1: Vaishnavi
Called junior Shreya Ghosal of Telugu Indian Idol, participant Vaishnavi
crooned the song “Thiru Thiru” from the movie “100% Love”. All the judges liked it and said that she gave a wonderful start with a brilliant song. She also got the “Bomma Blockbuster” tag for this performance. Later Vaishnavi’s friend Kalyani came on to the stage and surprised her. She gifted her a photo frame and with the Sravana Bhargavi’s request, both the friends danced to a song on the stage.
Participant 2: Srinivas
Srinivas picked out a wonderful song “Vacharayo Swamy” from the movie “Bharat Ane Nenu”. Though he got positive comments for his performance from Karthik and RamaJogayya Sastry, he got a mixed response from Thaman. Thaman said that he could have performed better as he hasn’t given his best. He also suggested to give his next performance to his mother and he wishes that surely it will be a Blockbuster one. Later, an AV of Srinivas (along with Indian Idol participants) donating food for orphanage children on the occasion of his mother’s death anniversary has been played.
Participant 3 : Vagdevi
Vagdevi sang the song “Rang de” from the “A Aa” movie. On a serious note, Thaman and Karthik said her performance was very low and she might have performed this song with overconfidence. But later, concluding all their serious comments as just a prank, they praised her performance as the best and gave the ” Bomma Blockbuster ” tag as well.
Participant 4: Jayanth
Called as the Mass Hero of Telugu Indian Idol by Sree Rama Chandra, contestant Jayanth crooned the song “Athiloka Sundari” from the movie Sarrainodu and gave his best. Judges praised his performance and Thaman said his pitch is almost equal to SPB garu in this song. Later some of the funny childhood pics of Jayanth have been played on the screen. At the request of Jayanth, Karthik and Jayanth sang the Athiloka Sundari in a sad tune with Thaman playing the piano.
Welcoming Ramajogayya Sastry as the guest, Thaman shared his relationship with him and said RamaJogayya Sastry is like his father. He on a funny note said that they used to discuss many reality things in life and finally he came as a guest to the reality show itself.
RamaJogaya Sastry talking about Thaman said he is the one who always throws punch lines and entertains the people on the sets.
Talking about the backstory of the “Vacharayo Swamy” song, RamaJogayya Sastry said that it is one of his best writings. Thaman praised music director DSP and Sastry Garu for such a wonderful song. When RamaJogayya Sastry thanked Thaman for sharing good things about him that he never shares in the studio, Thaman revealed that their relationship in the studio always will be like Tom and Jerry.
After the performance of Athiloka Sundari by Jayanth, Thaman said that he and Boyapati sat for five days for this song’s tune, but it got finalised within one day after Sastry Garu came up with the word “Athiloka Sundari ”. Talking about the same song, RamaJogayya Sastry said that it is one of the proudest compositions of Thaman and his duo.