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Music Review - "Murder 3" - POOR

Music Review By - Utpal S. Chaudhary

Bollywood Aaina Verdict - Poor

Banner: Fox Star Studios, Vishesh Films

Label: Sony Music

Music Director: Pritam, Roxen (band)

Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri

Murder 3 is the third instalment of the successful Murder franchise from the house of Bhatts. What makes this film special is the fact that Pritam, who has repeatedly delivered super-hit music for several Bhatt films, composes for a Murder film for the first time. The album comprises three original songs by Pritam and one track by the Pakistani rock band Roxen.

Teri jhuki nazar (Shafqat Amanat Ali) works quite well as a soulful lounge ballad but it has a strong air of familiarity, like you have heard it all before. But Ali’s effortless rendition is reason enough to hit the rewind button. KK’s Mat aazma re sadly seems like a recycled version of one of his earlier songs. Even though the violins are an impressive addition, this song borrows heavily from the typical Pritam template for Bhatt films. KK is earnest but sadly that doesn’t help.

Roxen’s sole composition Hum jee lenge is a version of their own hit Kaisay jiyein (Album: Bhoola Samunder). The track had found immense popularity with youngsters when it released in 2011. Mustafa Zahid’s vocals and a dominant guitar riff make this an enjoyable listen. Jaata hain tujh tak (Nikhil D’Souza) is a techno club number seriously lacking in groove and novelty.

Murder (Anu Malik) and Murder 2 (Mithoon, Harshit Saxena) boasted some memorable songs. In comparison, the soundtrack of Murder 3 is tepid.

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Title: Music Review - "Murder 3" - POOR