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Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama
Producer: Surendra Bhatia and Rajan Prakash
Director: Chandrakant Singh
Starring: Neha Dhupia, Rati Agnihotri, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Aashish Chaudhary, Amrita Arora, Mona Thiba, Sanjay Mishra, Razzak Khan, Allan Kapoor, Zia Biswas, Riya Biswas
Music: Siddhartth Suhas
Lyrics: Kumaar
Singers: Adnan Sami, Alisha Chinai, K.K, Khushboo Jain and Suraj Jagan
Audio On: T-Series    Number of Songs: 10
Album Released on: 07 November 2007
Reviewed by: Gianysh Toolsee  - Rating: 6.5 / 10
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Big names in music direction are paving the way for a bunch of talented newcomers to expose their potential and to rock the globe with their new tunes. Duo Siddhartth Suhas have been attempting different genres of music since they have started (The Film, Jawani Diwani, Dil Dosti Etc) and ‘Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa’ is one of their full-fledged scores where they have dared to have a go at a bit of everything.

For a start, there is not too much drama with the soundtrack: five songs and five remixes – which are diversely uncommon in mixing, singing and treatment. One of the surprises of this soundtrack is undoubtedly the tunes – which can easily become popular as they are very mass-oriented.

Adnan Sami – this guy is in shape in all departments; the prolific singer is making big bounds in Bollywood and is indirectly filling a gap with either his versatile singing or the music he is currently composing - in addition to the recent albums T-Series just launched. There is a strong feel of the real Adnan Sami’s voice in ‘Yeh Faasle’ – pure, uncut and delightful. Layered over a soft music - filled with stumbled acoustic guitar, rock guitar samples and a fusion of Indian flute music, ‘Yeh Faasle’ enters into one of best memorable easy-listening solos of Sami.

The reprise of ‘Yeh Faasle’ is by Suraj Jaggan – who is a favorite of the duo and has also been heard in ‘Dil Dosti Etc’. The latter’s voice is very suitable for playback singing and comes as another pleasant second version of the melodious tune. His delivery on the high notes is satisfactory, especially in such a number where high pitch singing is prevalent. The rock background music is another highlight of the track – although at some places, the music might be louder than the voice.

Suraj Jaggan is the lead singer in ’Yeh Faasle (Remix)’ – which has a futuristic touch in terms of remixing. Prelude by Sami further excites the listener before the electronic arrangements kick in in a big way. Transformation is evident from a soft melody to a more vigorous number. The pop-filled arrangements have been greatly mixed with the beats – which dangerously amplify the trance atmosphere. Similarly, the vocal effects of Jaggan have been made to intelligent use. The ultra-smooth mixing in the verses add more to the atmospheric stuff.

Khushboo Jain impresses in the slick pop ‘Laija Laija’, which is basically a musically rhythmic number, supported by an efficient male chorus. Bonus point about the track is simply that it takes no time to grow on the listener and it has a high repeat value. Electronic arrangements are spot-on and the two interludes act as a flow to the song. Jain’s voice matches exactly the pace of the tune and she has sung with heartiness in all parts of the song. The duo’s flirtation with the pop form structure and rock guitar is a winning formula – as they are mastering the guitar music progressively. Synthesizers in the background complements the catchy verses and make it a very easy number to the ears.

The remixed version is quite pale in comparison to the original and should have been better mastered in terms of mixing and added beats.

K.K is at ease when a song like ‘Dekha Tujhe Sau Martaba’ is offered to him; everyone knows that the song will end up in the charts. Forget about the charts! The phenomenon of the electronic arrangements and quirky sounds continues with another rhythmically energetic number, carefully crafted for the talented singer. Despite being a conventional number by 2007 standards – as it is sequel to the numerous hits of K.K for this year under the T-Series label, the melodious aspect of the song has been neglected. No complaints whatsoever as the remixed version compensates it all.

Dance at its noisiest and most sophisticated would be best to describe the remixed version. The high beats kick in after the first few lines and they are loud! Electrifying to the core, the version uses the electronically filtered vocals of K.K to maximum use, while new grounds are set for a Bollywood remix. The progressive house-trance-techno sounds monopolizes the track and the extra voices (female) further categorize it into an invigorating remix.

One of the lightest numbers in the soundtrack comes in the form of the Alisha Chinai’s teasing ‘Khwabon Se Nikal Ke’. High use of accordion is heard throughout in the background and the instrumentation is animated. A slow-moving and quite laid-back track, it contains some nice orchestral arrangements, not often heard in today’s music. The tune is very reminiscent of old European (France and Italy) folk tunes. Alisha does what she has been doing mostly in the last decade for Anu Malik.

The aptly titled ‘Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa’ is the catchiest and silliest track of the whole soundtrack – in short a conversational Bollywood number. Adnan Sami, himself, qualifies it as non-sense in the song! The easy tune, which can instantly become popular, is rendered fluently by Sami. Talking about Micheal Jackson, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Britney Spears in one song is already an indication of the lightness of the number. Music is strictly situational as per the demands of the inane lyrics – which predominate all over. The remixed version is just okay and includes favorite Suraj Jaggan in some parts.

Duo Siddhartth Suhas is definitely on the right track and has more to offer in the future. The music takes its cues from the work of Anu Malik at some places but it is all okay as there is a gap to be filled. Highlights include the trend setting remixes and the fresh approach to present catchy tunes in a pop form with a range of voices. A good listen with loads of electronic dance music!

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