No One Killed Jessica
Based on the true story of Jessica Lall, a Delhi-based model, who was shot in 1999 at a New Delhi restaurant by Manish Bhardwaj 'Manu" (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub), the son of a wealthy powerful influential and intimidating Haryana politician. Jessica, along with actor and model Vikram Jai Singh, were closing a restaurant's bar for the evening when approached by Manu and two friends. Infuriated by Jessica's refusal to serve them drinks after the bar closed, Manu fatally shoots Jessica. The powerful family's political, financial, justice and police connections of the accused intimidated, coerced, threatened and bribed nearly all the witnesses to the shocking, wanton and horrific crime. It then became an uneven battle between Jessica's family, especially her sister Sabrina (Vidya Balan) and the politically-backed and influential family of the accused. In February 2006, the court acquitted Manu due to lack of sufficient evidence. This set off a public outcry and widespread protests. The backlash from the initial acquittal forced the re-opening of the investigation. In December 2006, Manu was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.