The thriller ZEE5 by Manoj Bajpayee and Neena Gupta marks the suspense almost at 100 °, almost


OTT movie: Dial 100
Mark 100 Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Sakshi Tanwar, Neena Gupta
Dial 100 Director: Rensil D’Silva
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Bollywood has handed out countless masterpieces in the thriller genre over the years, while also keeping its head high with several classic cop movies, albeit mostly in the action genre. However, it is very rare that the two have a union, with a premise of police procedure or a cop as the central character of a thriller, and that is also very good, with Govind Nihalani’s Droh Kaal, starring Om Puri, the Anubhav Sinha article. 15, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Pradeep Sarkar’s Mardaani, starring Rani Mukerji, Raj Khosla’s CID (India’s Best Director, IMO), starring Dev Anand, and Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0, starring Vicky Kaushal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, being some of the brilliant ones that come to mind. So is ZEE5’s latest fusion of cops and suspense, Manoj Bajpayee and Neena Gupta’s Dial 100, up to the task? Not quite, but it holds its head up like other good guys like John Abraham’s Batla House and Ajay Devgn-Akshaye Khanna’s Aakrosh.

So, are you excited about what to watch this weekend or what to watch this week and wondering if Dial 100 is worth it? Scroll down to see my full Dial 100 review …

What is it about

Lead Investigator Nikhil Sood (Manoj Bajpayee), who is in charge of a police help center, receives a random call from Seema Pallav (Neena Gupta), who is supposedly contemplating suicide, but as the night unfolds drenched in the rain and his efforts to save her. It is clear that there is more to it than meets the eye, the call is not so random after all and that Seema, who has a personal connection to Nikhil and her son, is actually looking for a means to avenge her son’s death.

Check out the trailer for Dial 100 below:

What heat

Dial 100 uses its pouring rain environment to great effect, almost giving it a life of its own on film, which is why cinematographer Anuj Rakesh Dhawan deserves a pat on the back. Editing is extremely sharp too, keeping the runtime down to exactly what is needed and swapping scenes when necessary, for which kudos to Asif Ali Shaikh. And then there are those two chameleons, Manoj Bajpayee and Neena Gupta, lending heart and soul and pumping blood even in scenes that don’t have to be all that good, ensuring that our interest never wanes, instilling empathy in the mystery that many thrillers lack. . The equally competent Sakshi Tanwar provides excellent support. As for the script and direction by Rensil D’Silva, it must be said that Dial 100 is extremely tight and full of suspense until the middle of the stage, but it could have benefited from maintaining the same temperature.

What not

The only big problem with the Dial 100 is that some of its major turns can be seen from miles away and the underlying suspense becomes too noticeable before it’s needed. The other minor issue is that the aforementioned grip I had with the tempo becomes progressively prominent as we head towards climax. Also, if it weren’t for Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, and Sakshi Tanwar, some of these issues would have stood out like a sore thumb.

BL verdict

Without stamping its authority as one of the best crime thrillers in Hindi cinema, Dial 100 does just enough to make its mark as one to be enjoyed for its acting, its empathy, and some pretty good suspenseful moments. I go with 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Qualification:
3.5 of 5

3.5 star rating

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