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No One Killed Jessica

Released Jan 7, 2011 2h 17m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
82% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 67% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Tending bar at an elite event in Delhi, India, Jessica (Myra Karn) refuses to serve three men after last call. One of the men, Manish (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub), who's the son of a big-time politician, shoots her in the head in response. There are dozens of eyewitnesses, but as Jessica's sister, Sabrina (Vidya Balan), discovers, they are either conveniently forgetful or willing to sell their testimony to the highest bidder, leaving an open-and-shut case hostage to greed and political influence. Read More Read Less
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Anupama Chopra NDTV This uneasy mix of truth and creative license; subtle notes and heavy-handedness make for an uneven film... That said, No One Killed Jessica is several notches ahead of the tripe we've been subjected to in theatres lately. Rated: 3/5 Apr 14, 2015 Full Review Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express No One Killed Jessica manages to sustain interest as it makes itself way towards the climactic moment... But the film fritters away some of the tension in trying to divide time equally between its two leading ladies. Rated: 3/5 Apr 14, 2015 Full Review Namrata Joshi Outlook Gupta has the onerous task of telling a story which most of his viewers would already know. Nonetheless, he manages to keep the familiar quite engaging. Apr 14, 2015 Full Review Nikhat Kazmi The Times of India The film has an impeccable first half and could do with some editing in the second half. But the high drama, the arresting performances and the spunky audio track make NOKJ a memorable viewing. Rated: 4/5 Apr 14, 2015 Full Review Mayank Shekhar Hindustan Times The narrative is gripping, the music score uplifting, the screenplay tight enough to allow for very few slippages. Rated: 3/5 Apr 14, 2015 Full Review Ankit Ojha Planet Bollywood Vidya Balan rules the first half and Rani the second, and both of them deliver power-packed performances. Rated: 8.5/10 Apr 14, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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abhishek s Excellent film. Heartening to see such a wonderfully made film on a sensitive and true life subject like this. More of such ones. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review yash b "No One Killed Jessica" is an engrossing fact-based crime thriller that makes it point loud and clear. I was invested in this movie from the moment it started. The movie showcases some strong lead performances and feels very grounded in reality, as it should. The movie can be frustrating to watch at times but it is effective because that is the intention. I do feel the movie is strongest in its first half and the pacing becomes somewhat inconsistent in the second half. However, the story always kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. It's a strongly acted and well done Bollywood movie that is emotionally resonant and engaging to watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member True-crime with smart storytelling. Who doesn't love dat? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm pretty willing to watch Vidya Balan do anything, but let's be honest here: the role of the long-suffering sister who seeks justice for her murdered-in-plain-sight sister is fairly thankless-- even if they didn't just put Balan in glasses and a ponytail (apparently Hollywood AND Bollywood for "frumpy") and call it characterization. The much more interesting character and the storyline we should've followed is that of the crackjack journalist who at first dismisses the story as blah tear-jerking 3rd page news, played with head-bitch*-in-charge relish by Rani Mukherjee. However, hampered by ripped-from-the-headlines, TV movie-of-the-week sentimentalism and staidness, the filmmakers pass up the opportunity to make a much more interesting film about media manipulation and the power struggles within the context of the Indian justice system. *No seriously, the credits roll on the character calling herself a bitch in the empowering way, no matter how many times the subtitles kept trying to convince me she was saying "witch". Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Thought-provoking. And Vidya Balan did a good job. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Tending bar at an elite event in Delhi, India, Jessica (Myra Karn) refuses to serve three men after last call. One of the men, Manish (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub), who's the son of a big-time politician, shoots her in the head in response. There are dozens of eyewitnesses, but as Jessica's sister, Sabrina (Vidya Balan), discovers, they are either conveniently forgetful or willing to sell their testimony to the highest bidder, leaving an open-and-shut case hostage to greed and political influence.
Director
Raj Kumar Gupta
Producer
Shamsher Walia
Distributor
UTV Motion Pictures
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Hindi
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 7, 2011, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 11, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$439.8K
Runtime
2h 17m
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