Gone are the days when only a star presence could ensure the success of a movie at the box office. In recent times, the audience has shown that more than so-called stars what they value more is the content. And, the recent debacle of star-loaded movies like Bacchan Pandey or Radhe or Antim: The Final Truth at the box office is just a reminder that the audience value content.
In case you also adore content more than the star’s presence, then you should give these ‘Hatke’ Hindi thriller movies a second chance.
Rukh is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language thriller drama film directed by debutant director Atanu Mukherjee. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, Kumud Mishra, and Adarsh Gourav in lead roles. The movie is about an 18-year-old boy, Dhruv, whose life takes an unexpected turn as he gets the news of his father Diwakar Mathur’s (Manoj Bajpayee) death in a car accident. As he copes with the tragedy, he seeks to find out what happened. Hidden truths begin to unravel. Even as his mother Nandini (Smita Tambe) struggles to shield him, Dhruv starts looking for answers. The search leads to a series of unexpected revelations, as he discovers the shades of his father’s personality and his business situation he had never known before.
My Birthday Song is a 2018 Bollywood psychological thriller starring Sanjay Suri with Nora Fatehi. The film revolves around a happily-married man, Rajiv, who is celebrating his 40th birthday with his friends when he meets a stranger named Sandy (Fatehi) and is intimate with her. She is killed accidentally by pieces of broken glass in the back of her head. Rajiv is stunned looking at the blood-soaked pillow and gulps a lot of alcohol with sleeping pills. The next morning, he wakes up to realize that everything that he was experiencing was just a dream but, as the day progresses, the events that take place in his life and the people that he comes across make him question whether what happened last night was a dream or did it actually happen.
Vodka Diaries is a 2018 thriller film that is set in contemporary Manali. Starring Kay Kay Menon and Mandira Bedi, the story revolves around a club called Vodka Diaries. A series of murders brings ACP Ashwini Dixit(Kay Kay Menon) and his junior colleague, Sub-Inspector Ankit Dayal(Sharib Hashmi) to the club Vodka Diaries in Manali. Three carefree and flirtatious young men are murdered on the same night in the presence of three mysterious women. ‘Vodka Diaries’ seems to be the center of the mystery. As the investigation deepens, his wife Shikha(Mandira Bedi), a poet, goes missing. Ashwini tries to unravel the reason behind her disappearance, which leads him to discover many secrets.
John Day is this the classic tale of good vs. evil where on one side there is good and on another there is evil? In John Day, the boundary between good and evil is constantly getting blurred, ultimately resulting in a tale of revenge, morality, and redemption. The movie primarily focuses on two characters, John Day (a bank manager played by Naseeruddin Shah) and Gautam (a police officer played by Randeep Hooda) who are constantly dealing with their troubled past. Around this moral texture, is woven the story of greed, corruption, and ultimately revenge.
Starring Atul Kulkarni and Divya Dutta, 706 is a 2019 Hindi paranormal thriller film. The husband of Dr.Suman Asthana (Divya Dutta) has been missing for 11 days. While Investigating officer DCP Shekhawat (Atul Kulkarni) is trying to crack this case, a psychic child patient reveals the whereabouts of Dr.Anil and opens the doors of secrets
Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, and Arjun Mathur, Silence…Can You Hear It? is a thriller film that revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a woman. Manoj played the role of a police inspector, entrusted with the job of finding the missing woman.