Bollywood not only produces the cliché happy-go-lucky romcoms but also a lot of moving thrillers which will surely keep you on the edge of your seats. Some of the best Bollywood thrillers are:
The thriller drama is Directed by Meghna Gulzar and written by Vishal Bhardwaj. It Features Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Neeraj Kabi and is based on the 2008 Noida double murder case in which a teenage girl and a servant were killed. The film follows the story of the cases’ investigation from three different perspectives.
The movie is about how A couple’s road trip turns into a nightmare who encounter some dangerous gangsters on the way who make them run for their life. It stars Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam, Darshan Kumar and Deepti Naval. It is also Sharma’s production debut. The title refers to the National Highway 10 which connects Delhi to Punjab.
This Hindi mystery thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh stars Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Balan plays Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman who visits India from London during the festival of Durga Puja to search for her missing husband. The plot also involves the themes of feminism and motherhood in the male-dominated society of India. It has one of the best climaxes in Bollywood.
4. A Wednesday
Shahrukh’s dialogue “Don’t underestimate the power of a common man” from the movie Chennai express truly justifies the plotline of this film. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, It stars Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, and Jimmy Shergill. The film’s story revolves around a retiring policeman narrating the most thrilling and challenging case of his life where he is informed about a bomb scare and events related to it that unfolded on a Wednesday.
One of the very few offbeat movies made under the Yash Raj films, The film stars Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl and Shivani Raghuvanshi in the lead roles. The film premiered at the 2014 Cannes festival. The story reflects the brutal, inhuman and selfish instincts that may be hidden, but is a part of everyone’s character to some extent.
The movie was the director’s third adaptation of William Shakespeare’s work, leading to what is now called as his “Shakespear’s trilogy”. The movie is the modern day adaptation of the writer’s work ‘Hamlet’. With the main protagonist played by Shahid Kapoor, it co-stars Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, and Irrfan Khan. Set in the period conflict-ridden Kashmir and civil disappearances, the movie tells the story of a young student Haider, who returns to his hometown in Kashmir and seeks answers about his father’s disappearance. Among several awards and nominations in India, the movie won five National Film Awards.
One of the very few offbeat movies made under the Yash Raj films, The film stars s Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl and Shivani Raghuvanshi in the lead roles. The film premiered in the 2014 Cannes festival. The story reflects the brutal, inhuman and selfish instincts that may be hidden, but is a part of everyone’s character to some extent.
8. Raman Raghav 2.0
This dark thriller shows a cat and mouse chase between the serial killer Ramanna (Nawazzudin Siddiqui) and the corrupt policeman Raghav (Vicky Kaushal). The film was based on the life of the real-life serial killer Raman Raghav who operated in Mumbai in the 1960’s. The film had a lot of gory, violent scenes which makes it an uncomfortable watch. The movie sends across the message that the good and the bad, everything is within us.
9. Udta Punjab
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, this crime thriller talks about Punjab’s drug problems which particularly affects the local youth of the place. It portrays Punjab fighting a war against drug and substance abuse while the near and dear ones of the drug abuse victims deal with it. The movie stars Diljeet Dosanjh, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt. Bhatt delivers a breathtaking performance as ‘Mary Jane’ in the movie.
Raazi is a 2018 Indian spy movie which starred Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead and is directed by Meghna Gulzar. The movie is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ and is a true account of an Indian RAW agent who is married off in Pakistan on her father’s orders to disseminate information to India during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Bhatt plays a promising Sehmat and her acting was highly appreciated by everyone in this movie.