Best Bollywood Thrillers of 2015.
written by Souranath Banerjee
People in general are instinctively curious by nature, which obviously makes them fond of thrillers. And 2015 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.
So without any more introduction, let the list begin.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHzVCdpXBDc
Multiple homicides caught on camera and now it is the job of the Commissioner of Police (Naseeruddin Shah) and his rookie assistant (Auroshikha Dey) to connect the clues and decipher the mysterious case.
Directed by Manish Srivastav, a classic suspense drama based on the many definitions of truth, or may be the multiple perceptions of it.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOF9MlEOfuE
A biographical film on the charismatic con man and a deadly serial killer Charles Sobhraj.
Directed by Prawaal Raman, the film focuses on his jail break, and also his master plan where every other person is a pawn in the game.
Randeep Hooda brilliantly played the lead, supported by Richa Chadda, Tisca Chopra and Adil Hussain.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yu_2nyOP5o
As part of a Counter Intelligence Unit, an elite team is desperate to prevent a terrorist attack on India.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey, this one is a thrilling espionage drama full of tense heart racing moments and well choreographed action.
Akshay Kumar taking the lead, the film also has Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Anupam Kher and Rasheed Naz among others.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG–GOpi_0g
Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s renowned Bengali detective is back in action; he is young, ambitious and ready to learn from his mistakes.
Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, and Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead; set in the 1940’s Calcutta, a mysterious case needs the attention of Mr.Byomkesh.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KEoZanqlOE
Directed by Sriram Raghavan, a unique thrilling tale of injustice and revenge.
The film is unusually realistic with strong and well motivated characters.
Brilliant performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan, accompanied by Radhika Apte, Vinay Pathak and Divya Dutta.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9icNqWlylw
A perfect romantic trip turns into a nightmare.
Directed by Navdeep Singh, this is one hard hitting thriller where a urban woman experiences the brutal face of rural India, as she unintentionally becomes involved in a case of honor killing.
Anushka Sharma‘s best performance till date.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvm-KpdRrbk
Directed by Manish Gupta, a film that is loosely inspired by the Arushi murder case.
A doctor accused of killing his own daughter, but the evidences somehow doesn’t add up. Kay Kay Menon as the CBI investigating officer finally brings justice to this mysterious case.
A perfect thriller with solid performances by Ashish Vidyarthi and Tisca Chopra.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuuX2j14NBg
A thrilling tale of a common man who by his intellect and imagination tricked everyone in order to save his family.
Directed by Nishikant Kamat, a south remake starring Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu.
A thriller that keeps you on the edges of your seat and doesn’t reveal the suspense till the last shot of the film.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQNMsw8Ljjc
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this one is a well researched version of the Noida Double Murder Case of 2008, also known as the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.
Very natural performances by Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi and Sohum Shah among others.
One of the best realistic thrillers of this year.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOqiQiMkXDA
A family whose family-business is car-jacking, often violently abusing the passengers and looting their valuables.
The youngest member of this family is named Titli (Shashank Arora), and this is his story of freedom.
Directed by Kanu Behl, the film is nominated in the Cannes Film Festival, a gritty thriller that shouldn’t be missed.
and (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch).
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_1jBPqL9K8
Directed by Madhureeta Anand, this one is not the ideal Bollywood thriller you expect but nevertheless, a very significant film of this year.
It focuses on the issue of female infanticide and tells a dangerous tale of murder, betrayal and injustice. Brilliant performance by Meenu Hooda.
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