There are many who believe that Bollywood can’t make good suspense thrillers! But that’s not true. We do agree that in recent times, Bollywood has left us disappointed with its endless remakes and copies. But, Bollywood does have given us some really good suspense thrillers in the last decade. Here are 9 nail-biting suspense thrillers from the last decade that show why you can’t completely write off Bollywood’s potential to create good suspense thrillers.
Best Bollywood Suspense Thriller Of Recent Times
1. Kahaani (2012)
The film is wickedly smart, as it follows the story of a pregnant lady in search of her missing husband. She’s not searching just anywhere. Rather, this is Kolkata during the Durga Puja festivities. Kahaani beautifully integrates the chaos of Kolkata with the narrative, keeping the audience on its toes. It was one of the first films with a female lead actor to gross more than 100 crores.
2. Wazir (2016)
Another Bollywood masterpiece that will leave you impressed. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. Wazir is a gripping story of two fathers, who are mourning the death of their daughters and find comfort in each other’s company. And, as the story unfolds, you witness some big and unexpected twists that blow your mind.
3. Andhadhun (2018)
Another unconventional suspense thriller that stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu & Radhika Apte. The film is about Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana), an aspiring singer and pianist who’s supposedly blind. Things turn ugly for Akash after he becomes the only witness to a murder. Though the movie reveals the murderer but still manages to build suspense in a completely different way! What a great suspense thriller!
4. Ittefaq (2017)
Dev, a police officer, investigates a double murder case that has two witnesses, Vikram and Maya, who are also the suspects. To find the truth, the officer starts interrogating them. With an intriguing screenplay, this movie is definitely a must-watch. It’s a crazy ride that makes you assume a lot of things and keep you engaged till the end.
5. MOM (2017)
With the talented cast of Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, and Nawazzudin Siddiqui, this movie is a perfect example of what Bollywood can do. Built on a mere budget of 35 Crores, this movie collected INR 175 Crores at the box office. The movie revolves around a mother, who sets out to destroy the lives of the four perpetrators who walked away free after After sexually assaulting her stepdaughter at a party. You can watch it on Netflix.
6. Raat Akeli Hai (2020)
This movie stars talented actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. The movie revolves around the unexplained death of a prominent landowner on his wedding night. A misfit cop embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth.
7. Special 26 (2013)
The movie is about a team of con artists, who pose as CBI officers and conduct raids to loot black money from politicians and businessmen. The movie stars some really talented actors – Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Jimmy Shergill, and Divya Dutta. The movie that shows the talent of Bollywood!
8. NH10 (2015)
Bringing attention to a highly sensitive topic of honor killings, this movie left many terrified. How the makers brutally captured the depiction of violence left many in the audience shaken. With the powerful screenplay and talented actors, this movie kept us on the edge of our seats. Many of us were terrified for days when we watched the movie for the first time.
9. Ugly (2013)
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Ugly is a murder mystery that talks about a struggling actor who takes his daughter with him and goes to meet a casting director to discuss an acting opportunity. After he returns, he is shocked to find his daughter missing. From then, he starts his journey of finding his daughter. Ugly delves into how ugly humankind can get when the going gets tough. This is Kashyap’s most taut thriller by far. You can watch it on Disney+Hotstar.
We hope Bollywood stops churning out remakes and take bold attempts to give us some original and hard-hitting movies like these. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.