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Dial 100: What Makes Manoj Bajpayee The King Of Crime Thrillers?

ZEE5 Web Desk

July 30, 2021

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Over the years, Manoj Bajpayee has proved that he can take up any role with great aplomb. Quite similarly, the actor is all set to treat the fans with another remarkable thriller, ZEE5’s Dial 100.

Roaring from the edge of a cliff, clad in rowdy attire in Satya, Manoj Bajpayee delivered an epic dialogue by declaring, “Mumbai ka king kaun? Bhiku Mhatre”. And a star was born who went on to become the favourite of millions of hearts. Yes! It was the crime drama ‘Satya’ that carved a special place for Bajpayee in the Hindi Cinema. Also, not to forget one of his early works ‘Bandit Queen’, a crime-biopic wherein the actor impressed everyone playing Mann Singh. And now, after more than two decades, Manoj Bajpayee still remains crowned as a ‘hero’ of crime thrillers.

Through his acting chops, Manoj Bajpayee has proved that he can take up any role with utmost ease and aplomb. However, fans admire and cherish him more as the hero of crime-based movies. And the actor never lets us down! With that being said, Bajpayee is all set to treat the fans with another remarkable thriller, ZEE5’s Dial 100. Well, this will be the actor’s second collaboration with the streaming platform after his much-appreciated whodunnit ‘Silence Can You Hear It’.

Dial 100 is a fast-paced, edge of seat, thriller film which unfolds in one night, where one call turns everyone’s lives upside down. Watch the motion poster here:

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Well, the upcoming ZEE5 original will offer us another refreshing side of Bajpayee’s acting technicalities. And why is that so? The film will be shedding light on the human psyche and its overall effect on relationships. And this concept has made us recall Bajpayee’s 2018 flick ‘Gali Guleiyan’ which was an impressive psychological cum crime thriller. While the film remains one of the underrated gems, Dial 100 will definitely fill up this space as contemporary cinema.

Another noteworthy factor of Dial 100 is that it will offer an interesting insight into human psychology albeit labeled as a crime-thriller. And this aspect is something that has piqued everyone’s interest. Though the genre remains quite familiar to Manoj Bajpayee, fans will see him in an all-new light in the upcoming suspense-driven drama. Apart from his acting skills, it is his outlook towards the story that adds a unique touch to all his on-screen characters.

With every passing year, Bajpayee’s mastery in thrillers is aging fine as wine. And Dial 100 will be no exception. Also, it will mark ZEE5’s fresh offering for the fans obsessed with mystery, melancholy, and thrills. The film is being helmed by Rensil D’Silva who is known for Bollywood suspense dramas like Kurbaan and Ungli. And hence, fans can expect another fine suspense-driven tale with Dial 100.

The story of Dial 100 is penned by Niranjan Iyengar and promises to be filled with ample twists and unexpected story arcs. Alongside Manoj Bajpayee, actors Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar will be playing pivotal parts. And it goes without saying that this team of talented artists will make sure that they leave a lasting impression on the viewers. Though details about their characters remain under wraps, it will definitely be a worthy surprise for the audience.

So, get ready as Manoj Bajpayee is geared up to intrigue you with another well-crafted thriller. Watch #Dial100, exclusively on ZEE5 with an annual subscription of just Rs. 499. Also, explore a number of movies and web series with this subscription.

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