Radio Hungama Super Singers Hosts Musical Nite

A Melodious Musical Nite was an Evening to Remember


The Super singers in action.

The Super singers in action.

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HOUSTON: If there was a Telugu concert you wanted to attend, then Radio Hungama Super Singers Musical Nite was the one. The singers enthralled audience with their performances. The songs ranged back from the 60’s movies to the latest hits such as Mirchi, Nayak and Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu.

Sridhar Dadi and Radio Hungama in association with North American Telugu Society (NATS) presented Telugu community with a memorable evening. As expected, Houston’s Telugu community was very receptive to the idea of MAA TV, Super Singers fame singers performing live and entertaining them on different tunes.

The crowd started pouring in as early as an hour and half before the scheduled start. Prudential Insurance entertained kids with Balloon twisting and Metlife with Henna tattoo for ladies. The pleasing aspect of the show was people of all age group enjoyed the show and everyone socialized and lined up for the Remit2india raffle (a Wii game console and a Digital Camera). Mayuri Indian Restaurant had a stall for the ones who wanted a quick snack.

The show started with Sridhar Dadi introducing Super Singers, Usha Munukutla, popularly known as Usha, Bhargavi Pillai, and Dinker Kaluvala, known as Dinker. Usha is a well known singer in the Telugu Movie industry with various hit numbers from movies such as Indra, Santosham, Varhsam, Jayam and many more. Bhargavi Pillai is famous for the hindi song Pappu Can’t Dance and Dinker, the super singers star is quickly establishing himself in the industry.

As with all typical Indian events, the show started with pooja and diya (lamp lighting), which was done by the Emcee Sridhar Dadi, co-host Raaga and NATS members, Venkat Kolli, Vijay Velamuri, Rajesh Chilukuri and Chalasani Mallikarjuna Rao. Vijay Velamuri and Rajesh Chilukuri of NATS came all the way from Dallas to exclusively attend the event.

The evening kicked off with Usha singing a devotional/semi classical song. And from there, it was pure entertainment for the audience. Speaking to one of the attendees, Bhupendra Bhupathi said “Ambiance, the sound system, LED lights, intelligent lights, backdrop all added to the event and were appropriate to the high energy event.” He also said he was glad that he got the tickets well in advance and was happy that he got all his money worth. Remit2India also offered free tickets to 5 lucky prize couples through an online contest at 

Vijay Velamuri and Rajesh Chilukuri spoke during the break about their upcoming 3rd Annual NATS convention in Dallas at the Irving Convention Center in July 2013. Tina Bose and Kiron Kumar of Infused performing arts infused further energy in the atmosphere by their impressive dance performance to a Telugu Medley.  The dance moves were quite superb and left the audience in awe.

Songs from movies such as Simha, Santosham, Nayak, Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, Dookudu, Businessman and many more chart busters entertained the audience. Audience was captivated by the singing from the artists. Energy that Bhargavi Pillai brought to show was contagious, children and adults stood up and danced to her songs and some joined her on stage and danced. If Bhargavi Pillai was contagious then Usha was melodious. The audience was surprised by the other talent of Usha, mimicry.  Imitation of other singers and performers brought laughter to audience and one of the host quipped Usha to start her own standup comedy act. The crowd was also receptive to Hindi songs and Usha obliged to their requests and did sing some beautiful Hindi and Telugu songs. Dinker also pitched in with his euphonious voice. Sirivuri, one of the attendees said “Dinker reminds me a little bit of both S.P and Sonu Nigam”

The packed auditorium enjoyed every bit of the evening and reluctantly left at 11:15 PM. Vijay Velamuri, Rajesh Chilukuri, and Asha Dadi presented mementos to Super singers Usha, Bhargavi Pillai and Dinker.

Sridhar Dadi took the opportunity to thank each and every one who made the show a success. He thanked all sponsors, volunteers, Radio Hungama team, Infused Performing arts and last but not  the least everyone associated with Houston Durgabari Society for their great support. He also said he is very sentimental about the place and is very grateful for their resources. He also thanked Photographers Abhinav Sagar and Jayanth Rahul, DJ Darshak Takkar for a superb sound system and the special lights that captivated the audience. Sridhar also thanked University of Houston students Anusha, Jayanth and Rakshith for all their help.

With many positive comments from the audience such as “A+ for arrangements by Rajasekhar Yellamanchili”, “One of the best shows in the recent times…. very well organized” and “want a second show with the artists”, we can certainly expect something similar soon from Sridhar Dadi.

Talking to Sridhar Dadi about the success of the event he said, “There was a lot of planning that went into it. With support of our sponsors NATS, Remit2india, Prudential Insurance,, Vonage, Vishala Grocery Store and Restaurant, Mayuri Indian Restaurant, Metlife Insurance and Radio Hungama team we were able to bring such good artists to perform live in Houston. We started planning/research about the type of songs that people of Houston enjoy very early. We expected a very good turnout but a sold out event, days before the show, was something that was not anticipated. A lot of folks were keen to attend the show, but we had to regretfully say no to them. The VIP tickets were sold out many weeks in advance. If the community continues to support such events we will be more than glad to bring it to them. I take this opportunity to thank Radio Hungama team of Sasi Lingineni, Hema Nalini, Sanket Kulkarni, Amitha Kulkarni, Nandu Boddeda, Anu Dadi, Raaga Vahini, Srinivas Gummadi, Ravi Kasani, Ranga Tirumalasetty, Srinivas Badam, Jayanthi Badam and Narayana Swamy”. He also added that he was grateful to the Houston Telugu Community for appreciating the effort and attending the show.

Radio Hungama airs every Sunday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on KCHN AM 1050. You can also listen to their shows on internet at For any further information you can contact Sridhar Dadi directly at 281-217-9736. You can listen to their 24 hour Telugu radio channel on Radio Hungama website.