02 March, 2021

Once Upon A Midnight

Will B’wood’s version of the Jessica Lall case spur further debates on our society?

Manoj Kesharwani
Once Upon A Midnight

Filmmaker Raj Kumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica, based on the infamous Jessica Lall murder case, kicks off with ‘special thanks’ to her elder sister Sabrina Lall, who fought tooth and nail for almost a decade to get Jessica’s killer, Manu Sharma, behind bars. At a special screening of the film in the capital, this note of thanks played out on screen to the sound of deafening applause for her from the audience. At the end, however, it was Sabrina who was clapping away and cheering the most; in approval of the film.

“Watching No One Killed Jessica, seeing situations and conversations from my life getting repeated on screen, was an extremely emotional experience,” she says. So, Vidya Balan, who plays Sabrina, may not be quite as tall as her, may not have met nor spoken to her before the screening, but Sabrina feels she managed to capture her personality, feelings, thoughts and dilemmas very well. “I was concerned that the film should portray me, Jessica and my family in a correct...

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