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Jurm Music Review

Jurm Music Review
Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta
Vikram Bhatt
Anand Raj Anand, Anu Malik
'Jurm' an ordinary soundtrack
Saturday, February 5, 2005 • Hindi Comments

Vikram Bhatt's most recent directorial venture, "Jurm - Once Upon a Crime", is yet another spine-chilling thriller about a murder gone wrong, reports Bollywood Trade.

The film has an able musical team of two composers (Anu Malik and Anand Raj Anand) and two lyricists (Dev Kohli and Rahat Indori).

From a thriller like "Jurm" one does not expect a really great score, but then one does expect better music from a Vikram Bhatt movie.

Anand directs Adnan Sami's "Nazrein Teri Nazrein". Kohli's pertinent lyrics and an average tune give the track enough potential to impress frontbenchers alone. However, if the track is played repeatedly, it might grow on one.

The next track, "Meri Chahaton Ka Samunder Toh Dekho", is a melody that runs straight to the heart. Filmed on Bobby and Lara at exotic seaside locales, the track has classic appeal and generates a certain fascination for the movie.

Malik's tantalizing tune, Indori's lyrics and Abhijeet and Alka's mystical vocals - make it spot on.

The sad track, "Main Yahan Tu Kahan", sung by Abhijeet, is made tender by a brief piano arrangement at the end.

Anand returns with a below average composition with "Aksar Yeh Hota Hai Pyar Mein". Kunal Ganjawala is aesthetic as usual and Kohli's lyrics are apt. The beats are the song's highlights, but the regular harmony prevents the track lifting off.

Anand and Kohli create yet another average melody in "O Sanam O Sanam". An ordinary duet by Udit Narayan and Pamela Jain, it has the feel of a conventional 1980's number.

Thankfully, Anand makes a racy, contemporary track - "Rabba Rabba", with gripping vocals from K.K. and Gayatri Iyer. Melody is ignored in this track, but Kohli has an expressive vocabulary.

A bonus track, "Dil Dil", ends the album in good spirits. Here Malik makes a comeback with Indori, while Udit and Shreya Ghosal convey the tenderness of love with their pleasant vocals.

Barring two of Malik's compositions, the rest of the compilation is quite ordinary and might not find many takers.