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No One Killed Jessica  (2011 - Hindi)

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  • For starters let’s go ahead with this one….

    No One Killed Jessica rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 07 Jan 2011)

    Films made on some controversial topics have been always loved by viewers all over the world. But the important part is to select the right topic which can be perfectly adapted to make a feature film. Also there has to be certain stuffs which the viewers don’t know or have curiosity to know. If you get your cards right in this initial homework, supported by good actors and technical team you are sure shot to get a winner. People will remember your film with the event and make it immortal, despite of whatever box office fate the film faces. There have been some examples like The Nanavati Case, The Pune Murders and many more incidents, where the particular movie is totally associated or remembered. In the last decade the “Jessica Lal” case had hit the Indian tabloids headlines for quite some time and had indeed shocked many people. So director Rajkumar Gupta brings us a direct insight of this case which had been talk of the nation for quite some time, in form of his new film ‘No One Killed Jessica’. Let’s find out whether this film has enough truth to make the viewers interested in it or will be just an example of over hype films.

    “No One Killed Jessica” is true story based in capital of India. It’s a story of a Waitress Jessica Lal {} who was shot on point blank gun by Manish Bharadwaj {Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub } [son of a politician], just for refusing him to give a drink after the closed hours. Her sister Sabrina Lal { Vidya Balan} tries to fight the case against the culprits, but end up being a classic case of bad law in our country. This shaken up an ace reporter Meera {Rani Mukherjee}, who now takes the case in her hand and try to get justice. How does she do it is all the film about.

    Story is based on real incidents and perfectly woven for its screenplay adaptation. Screenplay in first half is total tight and hard hitting. Though the first half is bit lengthy but still it keeps you glued to the silver screen. Second half too follows the same with all the investigations and turn of events. Sadly the screenplay and the film fail to connect in the pre-climax and climax scenes. The hard hitting impact starts to fade out as the movie goes towards the end credits. But that does not dampen the spirit and the feel of the film. Film does impress you, as said especially in the first half. Some scenes like the whole Jessica Lal murder scenes, the court room scenes, the sting operations, etc are the best scenes of the film. You will love them and would not want to miss even a second in these scenes. Editing needed to be bit tight especially in the second half, as such films need to be sharp and direct to the point. There were some repetitive scenes of Vidya’s depression or Rani’s Aggressions, etc all these could had been easily avoided and would had made the film more faster and swifter. At a given point , especially towards the climax there are times one start getting disassociated from the film. Barring these few scenes the editing was crisp in the murder scenes or the court room scenes or the investigation times, etc. you start getting impatient and want to know what will happen next in these scenes.

    Music is nice by Amit Trivedi. Delhi explains the feel and mood of the city. Followed by Aitbaar and few more. The whole candle light song did not connect the way Khoon chala from Rang De Basanti connected in similar situation. Also Ali Re was missing. Back ground music is good.

    Raj kumar Gupta’s last film Aamir was inspired by an international film, but still was beautifully woven with our Indian subject. His way of handling the film was amazing. All the technical aspects were covered with total grace. Out here too he succeeds as he keeps us interested in the film and its premise. But as the movie progresses the hard hitting factors stats to weaken and ends up at the climax which does not match up to the level of the initial parts of the film. The whole candle light protest did not connect the way it connected in Rang De Basanti. There is a un satisfaction feeling towards the climax of the film. One does wish to have something more, if it would have been then the movie would have been a Classic. Sadly lack of the final factors the movie ends up to be a decent film, but definitely not a classic.

    Rani Mukherjee has done a role of Dare Devil Reporter, it was interesting to watch her in this avatar. The usage of bad words was bit more, but In many scenes it did justify with her character {for e.g. the plane scene where she refers about the Indian soilders,etc}. in many scenes she looked stunning as reporter, we wish she do some more films and displays her talent to the world. Vidya has been growing day by day as an actor. Her selection of films portrays her versatility as an actor. Out here she portrays her performance by her body language brilliantly. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub , Neil Bhoopalam and others give a decent support. Sadly there was loads of overacting by Jessica and Manish’s mothers. The model in the role of Jessica did her part superbly.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Dum hai accha khaasa dum hai. The movie is hard hitting and gripping and deserves to be watch. Sadly it’s not a classic as has a weak and non connecting climax. Also the length factor makes the movie sprit goes down a little. But despite all these you got to watch the film for its original subject, intensity towards the topic, good performances and some great thrilling moments. After watching such movies, I feel there will be one day soon when like in foreign films where they show films directly associated with the President or Ministers in power, we too will have our own classics. For starters let’s go ahead with this one.

    Ratings : 3.5+/5

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