Best Bollywood Thrillers of 2016
written by Souranath Banerjee
Curiosity is an unquenchable thirst of mankind and that is exactly why so many thrillers are being made nowadays. And 2016 has been indeed a thrilling year for Bollywood!
Enough murder mysteries, conspiracies and suspense dramas, be it fictional or based on real events, most of these films have managed to keep us guessing till the end.
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So without any more introduction, let begin the list of the Best Bollywood Thrillers of 2016.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L83qMnbJ198
1959, the story of Rustom Pavri as the decorated naval officer who is accused of murdering his wife’s lover – three shots that shocked the nation!
Directed by Dharmendra Suresh Desai, this is a decent crime drama, a court room suspense thriller that reveals itself in time.
As expected Akshay Kumar gives a great performance.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4s3JmLGLCA
A war against the government, a fight against corruption, and a man seeking his personal revenge!
A thriller directed by Nishikant Kamat, that tells us the story of a man who has lost his family and blames the corrupt government for his loss and now he is out to take his vengeance.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeBCB5ERnps
A remake of the South Korean thriller Montage (2013), the Bollywood version revolves around a grandfather (Amitabh Bachchan), a cop (Vidya Balan) and an ex-cop turned priest (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) – all desperate to solve a case of kidnapping.
Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, a slow paced yet well articulated thriller that keeps you guessing till the end.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBP6rYLfgFE
A young girl due to some tragic events become agoraphobic – develops a phobia of the outer world. But being indoors also starts taking a toll on her mind.
Innovative storyline, good cinematography, and brilliant performance from Radhika Apte.
Directed by Pawan Kripalani, this is probably the most underrated thriller of this year.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdwM7xKOph0
A master chess player and a valiant cop become friends but soon they fall prey of some dark conspiracy that threatens to twist their lives forever.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb5xCMbMfZ0
In 1990, when Iraq invades Kuwait, almost 170,000 Indians lost their homes and were stranded until one Indian businessmen named Ranjit Katyal managed to rescue them all – and it is the largest and the most successful evacuation mission ever attempted by any country, in the history of the world!
4. Kahaani 2
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez4mXaeSKuk
A woman whose daughter goes missing and soon enough she herself is being charged of kidnapping and murder!
Not entirely dependent on logics but then again, a decent entertaining thriller for sure.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL2TShb6fFs
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, this is a thriller very much in sync with our modern society and it’s issues.
Three girls who were harassed, both physically and mentally, and then wrongly accused of finally got some help from an annoying yet clever retired lawyer.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7779JrWy04g
In 1986, when Pan Am flight 73 was highjacked the credit of saving the lives of 359 passengers goes to one courageous Indian girl – Neerja Bhanot.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq1cEmhVa68
Raman Raghav, an infamous serial killer from the 1960s comes to life when director Anurag Kashyap join hands with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal to create one of the darkest film of Bollywood ever!
A thriller that doesn’t shy off from getting all gory and uncomfortable, extreme level of violence not exactly suitable for children and the weak hearted.
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Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkp7br61ixE
And finally a political thriller.
A genre rare in India but this one is an effectively constructed story on the how the poor adivasis of our country are being tortured and exploited in the name of different ideologies and political colours.
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