Bobby Deol plays a business tycoon Avinash, who is a content man happily married to Sanjana (Lara Dutta). But Avinash?s world collapses after his wife is murdered and he is arrested for the deed.
The first half of the movie is interspersed with flashbacks of romance and marriage between Bobby and Lara.
Avinash?s case in the court is fought by his good friend Rohit (Milind Soman). There are some subtle allusions in the story about Rohit being a shady character. Anyway, as the case proceeds in the court of law, Avinash?s innocence becomes more and more difficult to prove.
In this dark hour, when Avinash can?t seem to trust anyone, the only person who stands by him is Sonia (Gul Panag) who loves him secretly but has never expressed her emotions.
Unable to prove his innocence, Avinash escapes from the prison and flees to Malaysia. As he penetrates deeper into the mystery of his wife?s murder, he comes across a startling truth that makes him rethink his relation with his wife all over again.
One problem with Jurm is that it offers nothing new and fresh. What it offers has been seen umpteen times before in Hindi films. Secondly, the script of the movie has tremendous scope for improvement.
Bobby Deol plays his part with conviction and portrays the dilemmas and predicaments of his character quite well. Lara Dutta looks chic but her acting range is limited. Milind Soman looks suave and brings out right expressions in his character. Gul Panag is a delight to watch.
All in all, watching Jurm is akin to killing your time.