Over the years, actor Manoj Bajpayee has proved his mettle as an actor and has essayed many path-breaking roles. Be it comedy, drama or action thriller, he has time and again given cinephiles a performance that they will cherish forever. While an award doesn’t define an actor’s talent but bagging 3 National Awards does say a lot about the kind of extraordinary actor that he is. In a career spanning over 24 years, he has experimented with many genres and roles however his performances as a Police Inspector have left an unmissable mark on his fans and have made them wonder if he is an actor or a real-life cop! Now with a new addition – ‘Dial 100’ on ZEE5 – to the list of his movies where he is essaying the role of a Police Inspector, let’s look at his top 5 movies as a cop.
‘Dial 100’ on ZEE5
The Mumbai Police Emergency Control Room receives a cryptic phone call from a distraught woman who wishes to speak with Senior Police Officer Nikhil Sood (Manoj Bajpayee) before committing suicide. Nikhil, on the other hand, has no idea that his efforts to save her will jeopardise his own family, as dark secrets from his past threaten to destroy his present. Will he be able to put the puzzle pieces together and identify the caller, thus solving the mystery? Find out as the movie is streaming now on ZEE5.
‘Silence.. Can You Hear It?’ on ZEE5
A team of special cops are investigating the mysterious murder of a high-profile victim, who is the daughter of a retired justice. The team is led by ACP Avinash Verma (Manoj Bajpayee) who now works in narcotics division but has been brought on with a special team of serious crime officers to solve this case. The movie is streaming now on ZEE5.
Inspector Samar (Manoj Bajpayee) is transferred to Motihari due to his honesty. He soon earns the wrath of a corrupt politician, Bachchu Yadav, who gradually becomes a threat to him and his family. The movie won a National Award in 1999 for ‘Best Feature Film in Hindi’ category.
Based on real life incidents that occurred in India in 1987-88, a group of cons pose as CBI officers and conduct bogus raids to loot politicians and businessmen. When the real CBI officers, including Waseem Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) – an honest CBI officer, learn about this gang, they come up with a plan to catch them red-handed.
Written and directed by Milap Milan Zaveri, the movie follows a vigilante Virendra Rathod (John Abraham) who kills corrupt police officers and an honest officer (Manoj Bajpayee) is called to hunt Virendra down after the body count begins to rise.
There are many more brilliant movies of Manoj Bajpayee but here’s a quick list to get you started. Also, do not forget to watch his latest movie, ‘Dial 100’ on ZEE5 for which he is getting raving reviews from fans and critics for his performance.