Best Bollywood Thrillers of recent times.
written by Souranath Banerjee
Thrillers – a genre that guarantees adrenaline rush and excitement, and keeps the audience guessing with surprising plot twists at the end.
And Bollywood have been churning out quite a few quality suspense thrillers over the last few decades; they are tensed and unpredictable, often punched with some comedy and song sequences – the all-in-one Bollywood package.
Listed below are some of the most popular Bollywood mysteries with great entertainment value.
Enjoy the thrill.
10. 100 Days (1991)
Film trailer/film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFgh9XR-7zk
This film directed by Partho Ghosh actually makes me nostalgic since it was my first experience of a typical Bollywood-thriller.
Starring Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit and Javed Jaffrey the film tells the story of a woman who has visions of a murder being committed. She has to find out the truth though her life may also be in danger.
9. Khiladi (1992)
Film trailer/film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQxA21_PFmQ
8. Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)
Film trailer/film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSuuFvgI09k
Directed by Rajiv Rai, one of the most popular films of the late 90’s not only for the thrilling story line but for it’s music as well.
The governor is found murdered and the prime suspect is his own son who is desperate to prove himself innocent.
7. Kaun? (1999)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtSQ6KWRSg
Back in the days when director Ram Gopal Varma belted out one hit after another.
One of the most innovative film of the time; a woman alone in the house and the a serial killer is on the loose. And then the door bell rings!
6. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0DopZosR84
Directed by Priyadarshan, this film is undoubtedly the most entertaining one in the list.
A newly married man returns to his ancestral palace along with his wife, ignoring the various ghost stories rumored about the palace. But then the stories seems to be true!
5. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocT2Wrq3v9Y
Directed by Navdeep Singh, a classy thriller that tells a slow yet gritty story.
A series of murders, a young man who tries to investigate is sucked into a deadly web of lies.
4. Aamir (2008)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHgYGTvMpBw
A fast and speedy thriller that races the audience through a series of chaotic events that happens to an innocent man, forced to take part in dangerous illegal activities.
Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, this one is a pulse racing thriller, that too almost in real time and with some amazing plot twists.
Rajeev Khandelwal at his best and also look out for it’s superb soundtracks.
3. A Wednesday (2008)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGfwASavWNQ
A brilliant script and perfect execution by director Neeraj Pandey (his first film).
On a Wednesday a common man threatens the police chief and make demands to release some terrorists. The power of a common man is finally unleashed.
2. Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZ2OwW7HJU
Directed by Vijay Lalwani, this one is the story of some mysterious calls that helps a lonely man to gain confidence in himself. He soon excels in his job and also wins the heart of a co-worker but the calls doesn’t end there. Who is calling whom?
- Kahaani (2012)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1wEeuAosNM
And the latest and probably the best by none other than Sujoy Ghosh.
A unique tale of a pregnant woman searching for her missing husband in Kolkata, but the search becomes difficult when every one denies her husband’s existence!
and now, (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch).
+1. Khamosh (1985)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFnEAAT3yo
Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra (one of his earlier films), and undoubtedly the best suspense thriller of the 80s.
A film location where murders are committed one after another and the audience will keep on guessing the killer till the very end.