Monday, January 24, 2011

No One Killed Jessica

The film, No One Killed Jessica is based on the true story of Jessica Lal , a Delhi-based model, who was shot in 1999 at a restaurant in New Delhi by Manish Bhardwaj, alias Manu, the son of an influential politician.

Jessica, along with actor and model Vikram Jai Singh, was working as bartender at the said restaurant on that ill-fated evening. Manu and his two friends asked for drink to Jessica, but she refused to serve as the bar was closed by then. Manu got angry and shot at Jessica who succumbed to death on the way to hospital. The whole incident happened in front of several people but surprisingly not more than 8-10 agreed to be witness in front of police. It then became an uneven battle between Jessica’s family, especially her sister Sabrina and the politically-backed and influential family of the accused.

In February 2006, the court acquitted Manu and other accused due to lack of sufficient evidence. However, this set off public outrage in the country, which was well supported by electronic media. As a result of all these, a fast-track court ordered further investigation, which finally found Manu guilty. In December 2006, Manu got a life imprisonment.

Sources: Wikipedia, IMDb


  1. When two of the finest actresses (IMHO) come together for such a subject and story line, you can only expect a gripping performance. When a movie keeps me awake throughout while watching at home lying in the bed on a Fri night, I think I have loved the movie.

    Judiciary system is very very slow, rather any Government process is slow. Unfortunately they can do better but corruption, power & money takes the charge till something like this happens.

    Media plays a huge role in our lives and every time I see a news piece in Zee News spending 10-15 minutes on a Bollywood star's info it frustrates me.

  2. I am looking forward to watching this movie.

  3. This movie is on my 'To Watch' list. Now this is my list of movie to watch after May. Not allowed to watch/read anything stressful. :)

  4. Looking for company to watch this here in India.

  5. AND I watched this and it was a GOOD movie!!!