No one killed Jessica - External Reviews
Not every case might be a 'Jessica Lal' murder case, which can be repealed by the gusto of the 'aam junta' and one determined news lady. Not everything might come to culmination as easily as is shown in the second half of No One Killed Jessica. But the film gives us, what we need most - the strength to fight our fights and the hope that we will get what we deserved all along - justice.
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58 reviewers have given No one killed Jessica an average rating of 4.1/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs up Best Of Bollywood ...UTV, the producers, do smart work and skillfully embed a scene from Rang De Basanti where the characters are shown taking candle-lights to stir a movement. This of course, is true, because this scene was a catalyst in garnering public support for the Jessica Lal case.... full review
Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Script-wise, the director has tried to remain faithful to the episode that occurred during that fateful night and also what transpired subsequently, but besides depicting reality on celluloid, he adds the thrill element to the plotline, which makes it very viewer-friendly. ... full review
So-So by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...A dramatized, viewer-friendly version for the uninitiated. For people who have already followed the entire course of events, this becomes a history lesson. The Director could have gone the extra mile, offering some food for thought or inspiring people for a change.... full review
Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...A film is sloppy if any or some of its parts are hurried through, but in No One Killed Jessica, the glaring negligence of everything except how the two main characters should appear and act spirals it down to the realm of mediocre Bollywood... full review
Thumbs up by Raj Narayan, MSN Entertainment ...The movie sticks to a taut narrative and a reasonably tight script, though one really cannot understand the reason behind director Rajkumar Gupta's belief that only fire-spewing television anchors can fight crime and injustice and that heroism equals machismo.... full review
So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...There are some interesting smaller acts like the cop played by Rajesh Sharma. Or Samara Chopra as the sexy-’n-spunky Naina Sehgal (inspired by Malini Ramani). But characters like Jessica’s mother turn out flat and Mallika Sehgal (a nod to Bina Ramani) gets caricatured. ... full review
Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...Audaciously, Raj Kumar Gupta has avoided the temptation of jamming in gratutious commercial elements. The superb music score by Amit Trivedi is deftly used in the background throughout, instead of the eminently catchy songs becoming a pretext for a cabaret or two.... full review
Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...One of the most priceless scenes of the film is where the murderer’s ghoonghat-clad mother tells her minister husband “kuch bhi karo, mere Monu ko kuch nahin hona chahiye”. But did this important (it speaks volumes about the murderer’s upbringing) scene need to be repeated thrice? ... full review