Collar Bomb opens with a normal father-son chat between a famous officer Manoj Hesi (Jimmy Sheirgill) and his son Akshay in the beautiful village of Sanawar (Naman Jain). Their pleasant automobile trip is disrupted by an unsettling occurrence that brings up memories of Manoj’s turbulent background. Later, the two arrive at St George, the town’s premier school, to enroll Akshay. When the child learns that his admittance is a “thank you” from the school for his father’s help in solving a complex murder case involving one of their missing pupils, he is angry. Before Manoj and his son can have a meaningful discussion about it, a suicide bomber detonates a collar bomb, forcing Manoj to flee.
Dnyanesh Zoting has a clever idea on his hands. With the exception of a few flaws, his and co-writer Nikhil Nair’s fast-paced screenplay, which has enough ‘bloody’ turns, manages to keep you hooked to the screen. However, the picture begins to break apart when you see some obvious flaws and smell the conclusion from away. Collar Bomb loses control over you after that, and when the countdown approaches the last minute, the blast hardly makes a sound. Furthermore, the red herrings used during the countdown are uninteresting. In a nutshell, a little more script fine-tuning and a backstory for the suicide bomber would have given this cop thriller some fascinating dimensions. IMDB