Producer: KP Singh and Ashish Singh
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Gul Panag and Milind Soman
Music: Anu Malik, Anand Raaj Anand
Avinash (Bobby Deol) is a big businessman who is madly in love with Sanjana. They get married after love at first sight. Avinash is obsessed with Sanjana and hates her even talking to another man. His obsession turns into suspicion and he soon starts suspecting her of having an affair. Sanjana is suddenlymurdered and Avinash's current behaviour points the finger of suspicion at his overpossesiveness. He hires his best buddy Rohit (Milind Soman) to fight his case. Rohit tries his best, but at every juncture he finds more and more clues which indicate that Avinash is the killer. Soon, one seems to realise that all these clues had been planted. The only one who trusts Avinash is the girl who loves him silently Sonia (Gul Panag). Sonia has liked him for a long time and is not happy with the way the defence of the case has been proceeding. The mystery deepens. Has Avinash really killed his wife? If the evidence suggests that he has been framed in this case, who then is the real culprit? And how does Avinash prove his innocence? One can say that JURM has the story of FIDA, with Bobby playing the role of the victim [Shahid Kapoor], while Lara and Milind are the ones who indulge in the con game [Kareena Kapoor, Fardeen Khan]. The script is the same, just the players are different! The film starts off well. The murder of Lara Dutta and the finger of suspicion pointing towards Bobby keep the viewer on tenterhooks. But the problem with JURM is that the suspense is revealed at the intermission point itself. Even then the identity of the villain doesn't quite come as a shock. Director Vikram Bhatt has shot the film stylishly, but the predictable screenplay as well as the fact that there's nothing new to look forward to takes the graph of the film down. Bobby has given an excellent performance. Lara has also given a wonderful performance. Milind Soman is just about okay. Gul Panag is efficient. Music is average. On the whole the film can be watched once. it is not such a dissappointment.