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Nail Biting tech-thrillers to watch as you wait for ZEE5’s Dial 100

Alfred Francis

Alfred Francis
Jul 22, 2021

Dial 100 featuring Manoj Bajpayee and Neena Gupta is scheduled to release on August 6 on ZEE5. The movie is a thriller drama, written and directed by Rensil D’Silva, best known for Kurbaan. Here are some phone-based thrillers you could indulge in before the release of Dial 100.

1
Phone Booth
7.1OTTplay Rating
This Joel Schumacher film stars Colin Farrell and Forest Whitaker in lead roles. Stuart Shepard (Colin Farrell) makes a call to his mistress through a phone booth. After the call, he is called by an unnamed man in the same booth who threatens him about making his affair public if Stuart did not obey his instructions. He is forced to confess his infidelity to both women, his wife and his lover. Stuart will have to find some way to end this menace.
2
Cellular
6.7OTTplay Rating
This Chris Evans starrer is an action thriller where the protagonist Ryan (Chris Evan) is called by Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) who got abducted. She asks Ryan to contact the police, but he is unable to do so. Remembering his girlfriend’s words about him being irresponsible, Ryan takes it upon himself to rescue Jessica and her family.
3
Karthik Calling Karthik
7.4OTTplay Rating
This Farhan Akhtar starrer is a psychological mystery thriller that makes for an interesting watch. Karthik (Farhan Akhtar) is a shy worker who lacks confidence and works in a stifling job in a construction company. He has a crush on his co-worker Shonali (Deepika Padukone) but does not dare to express his feelings. When he decides to end his life, he gets a call. The caller shares his name and sound and agrees to save him, provided Karthik follows his advice. Who’s the caller and what changes will he bring into Karthik’s life?
4
The Call
6.9OTTplay Rating
LAPD veteran Jordan Turner is training 9-1-1 emergency operators. She makes a mistake that costs a girl her life. Her intern gets a call from a girl who got kidnapped and she is being driven away in a car. Jordan uses her skills to identify the route the kidnapper takes. Halle Berry plays Jordan Turner who finally finds the man responsible for kidnapping and killing teenagers.
5
Unfriended
5.7OTTplay Rating
Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman) commits suicide after a humiliating video during a party goes viral. One year later, her former bestie Blaire and others are group-chatting when they encounter a strange number in their group chat. The group attempted to remove the intruder but to no avail. To their horror, they realise that the intruder is none other than Laura or a programme resembling Laura. The film focuses on cyberbullying and its psychological impact on our lives.
6
Irumbu Thirai
8OTTplay Rating
Kathiravan is an army officer who returns home for his sister’s marriage. He manages to procure a loan in his father’s name. Kathiravan is shocked the next day to learn that their account has been emptied. He decides to pursue the thief. Kathiravan is surprised to find that many face a similar situation. Kathiravan leaves no stone unturned to nab the culprit White Devil while the latter uses his technical expertise to evade him.
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