Team Palasa has released a video version of the song ‘O Sogasari’ that couldn’t make it to the film owing to length reasons. The song has all the makings of a nostalgic retro number, reminding us of the way romance numbers were shot in the 80s. It was to appear in a sequence suggesting that love was blossoming between the male and the female leads, but it seems that the makers were of the opinion that its placement would have impacted the narrative flow.
Crooned by S P Balasubrahmanyam and the social-media find Pasala Baby, the song written by popular lyricist, dialogue writer Lakshmi Bhupala was actively used to promote the film from a long time, but viewers were ultimately disappointed to have not caught it in theatres. The Raghu Kunche-composed song, had it been included in the film, would have been the first instance of Baby’s song making it to the big screen.
It’s surprising how Baby manages to hold her own despite singing alongside a veteran like Balasubrahmanyam. All said and done, despite the song is unflatteringly shot with the male lead’s expressions hardly passing muster. Palasa, directed by Karuna Kumar, was one of the most surprising successes of 2020, given the lack of expectations amidst which it released and impressed top filmmakers, critics alike. Karuna Kumar’s next is a web series, Metro Kathalu, based on a Telugu book written by scribe and film writer Mohammed Khadeer Babu.