Thrillers are every person’s favorite genre. Whether it is books, novels, TV shows or movies – thrillers are the first genre to set our hearts racing. Back in the days with fewer television channels, directors and producers felt it was a big risk making Bollywood suspense movies, but all their inhibitions went out of the window in the decade ending the 20th century with a number of high-profile Bollywood suspense thrillers released and even winning few national awards.
Best Suspense-Thriller Bollywood Movies Released Till Date
The suspense-thrillers are generally loved and appreciated by the audience as these types of movies shake their nerves. Here are the top 5 Bollywood Suspense movie ever made:
One of the original suspense genre Bollywood movies was ‘Kaun’ released in 1999. With only Urmila Matondkar, Sushant Singh, and Manoj Bajpayee as the film’s cast, the drama, and suspense in the movie was so gripping for the audience that they could barely take their eyes of the movie screen. Directed by Ram Gopal Verma and conceptualized by Anurag Kashyap, the cast helped to develop a mystical presence around the house they lived in with the house holding a secret from each of its members who resided in it.
The movie was the stepping stone of Abbas Mastan’s directorial career in Bollywood and earned Akshay his nickname of ‘Khiladi Kumar’. Also starring Ayesha Jhulka and Deepak Tijori, ‘Khiladi’ was one of the best suspense Bollywood movies to be made. All the three lead cast of the film were portrayed as the regular college going students who lived their life to the fullest where their story took a turn for the worst when they found their friend Sabeeha murdered in mysterious circumstances. Also, the police tasked with capturing the killer were bent on making Akshay Kumar the scapegoat in the murder of her friend.
Probably among the top Bollywood suspense movies ever made was the Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Kahaani’. The movie revolves around Vidya who despite being 7 months’ pregnant visits Kolkata to search for her missing husband. Till two weeks ago, she was in London while her husband was in Kolkata and they were in regular contact through phone calls when suddenly she was not able to make contact with her husband. Everywhere she went, people denied knowing anything about her husband and few also denied his existence. In a twist of tale, someone even tried to kill Vidya as well.
Another one of the top Bollywood suspense films is the Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Talaash’. The movie starts off a car driving around the Mumbai beach suddenly changes course to avoid hitting something on the road and desperately end up breaking sidewall before landing in the sea. The investigator who is on the lookout for some clues is unable to connect the dots. On his way back to home, he meets a sex-worker who tries to convince Aamir that she could help solve the mystery. On the other hand, Aamir is devastated by the death of his child. Little does he know that all these things connect with each other to solve the complete mystery?
Saving the best for the last, ‘Game’ is one of the best Bollywood suspense movies you will ever see. Four people, a corrupt politician, a flop director, a drug smuggler and a disturbed reporter were invited by a billionaire tycoon to Samoa on his private island. The tycoon decided to showcase the whole world of their wrongdoings but he was mysteriously found dead next morning with all the evidence against the four people missing. The real story starts here. The mysterious plot in this Hindi suspense movie is deeper than you could possibly imagine.