Dial 100 review – A usual revenge thriller with a great Manoj Bajpayee

Title: Dial 100
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, Sakshi Tanwar
Director: Rensil D’Silva
Streaming on: Zee5
Language: Hindi

Story: Nikhil Sood (Manoj Bajpayee) works in the police control room and on one rainy night, he receives a mysterious phone call which puts his family in danger. How does he handle this and rescue his family forms the rest of the film.

Performances: Manoj Bajpayee can ace any kind of role and he brings in his own command and style into this role as well. Sakshi Tanwar and Neena Gupta are neat in supporting roles.

Technicalities: Camerawork is good and brought in the right atmosphere. Background score is effective. Besides these, there is nothing very notable in the film.

Analysis: This film is a thriller with a revenge angle and an emotional thread. Unfortunately, all three elements end up being half baked. There are very limited thrilling moments in the film, the emotional connect is weak and the revenge angle is predictable. The entire film takes place over a single night. The initial phone conversation portions are somewhat draggy but after that, the momentum picks up a bit and the film is somewhat engaging and maintains interest until it turns predictable after a while. In order to overcome the predictability, the climax is presented with a few unexpected events which don’t work as strong as expected. The runtime is just around 94 minutes and so, the film doesn’t test our patience much despite all it’s issues.

On a whole: Dial 100 is a strictly average thriller with Manoj Bajpayee being the only major positive force.

Rating: 2.5/5

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