Dial 100 is an intense dull movie that revolves around a police officer who even has to play tricks to save his family. Shortly speaking, Manoj Bajpayee as a Police Officer and Neena Gupta as a mother, they both made up their endless attempts to save this un-fascinating so called ‘thriller’.
Movie Genre Switches According to the Phase
The movie continues in search of twists and thrills, but after every phase it tends to switch the genre it holds. The movie addresses the themes of grief and action but slowly shifts to the sideways of parenting, delinquency, crime, money, power and police corruption.
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Manoj Bajpayee, the saviour at the last hour
Senior Inspector Nikhil Sood (Manoj Bajpayee) plays an impeccable role in the movie. Manoj Bajpayee’s face, voice and body language is just as it should be according to the movie’s plot. He lends the film an edge that tries serves to a great extent to offset the drawbacks of the screenplay.
Sakshi Tanwar as an Ideal Wife and Mother
The exchange between Manoj Bajpayee and Sakshi Tanwar (Prerna Sood) who is portraying as an ideal wife and a mother hits home for every person who is either a parent or is in a relationship. Both Sakshi Tanwar and Manoj Bajpayee prove that emotional attachment is a factor that can make you weep. Also in any case, she is ready to fight for her son’s safety.
The Chaotic Plot
The drama opens in the police control room around midnight and ends a few hours later in the parking lot of a nightclub, the site of a drug deal that is central to the plot. Suddenly, Nikhil’s wife and son goes missing and are suspected to be in danger.
The early part of Dial 100 is a phone conversation between Nikhil, who heads the Mumbai Police emergency control room, and a mysterious woman who has made a suspicious call to reveal to the cop that she has made up her mind to end her life.
The woman’s cold and suspicious tone gives Nikhil the shivers and leaves him in a dark spot. He now has to swing into action to save the people he holds dear but his moves have to be cloaked in complete secrecy. He is compelled to keep his colleagues behind the blinds and take charge for the action.
Neena Gupta Manages to Tense the Cop
When the lady on the call is revealed to be Seema Pallav (Neena Gupta, who is heard for a long time before she is seen), she takes the upper hand. There is so much at stake that the senior inspector has to tread with extreme care because Seema is cold and is willing to give up her life.
‘Dial 100’: Worth Watching or Not?
Written and directed by Rensil D’Silva, Dial 100 is an intense slow-burner that revolves around a police officer who must pull out the stops to save his family. Asif Ali Shaikh tried hard to edit the movie and also tried to fix the minor drawbacks, but overall the movie seemed to be dull.
Dial 100, produced by Sony Pictures Films India and streaming on Zee5. IMDd has rated this lifeless thriller 7.1/10. Dial 100 is a one-time watch. Even if you are a die-hard fan of Manoj Bajpayee, this movie just doesn’t hits the mark as Manoj Bajpayee’s other movies does.