Criminal is a 1995 psychological thriller film starring Annikeni Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishnan, Manisha Koirala in the lead roles. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, the film follows the life of a doctor couple who are happily living their married life. However, things go south when the wife is murdered and the husband is the prime suspect. Now, the husband is convicted and sentenced to death, but an accident on his transport to prison helps him escape from police. He must find the real killer and unravel a mystery that even he is unaware of.
Te3n is one of the recent releases on our list. The film stars a pool of talent in the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the film is about a Grandfather who is looking for answers behind his granddaughter mysterious death when a kidnapping goes wrong. He needs justice for his granddaughter and doesn’t give up even after 8 years of the incident, while lead officer investigating the crime has already quit his job to find peace for his remorse. Now, a similar incident with the same modus operandi comes into light and the grandfather and the ex-cop join hands to catch the killer and bring him to justice once and for all.
One of the best simplistic films I have ever watched in my lifetime is A Wednesday. The entire film is basically a conversation between the lead characters of the film, portrayed by Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. The film is about terrorism and a threat by an unknown nameless man, played by Shah, who claims to have placed bombs in different locations of the city. He instructs the Police Commissioner, played by Kher, to release 4 convicted terrorists or else he will explode the bombs that would kill thousands of innocent people, including children. The film is an ultimate thriller and keeps you engaged throughout the film.
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Drishyam is a Hindi remake of the Malayalam film of the same title directed by Nishikant Kamat. The film stars Ajay Devgn in the lead role, alongside Shriya Saran and Tabu as supporting cast. The film is not entirely a suspense drama for the audience, however, some mystery elements in the film that unravels one by one throughout the film make it interesting and thrilling to watch. The film follows the life of a happy family living harmoniously in small town Pondolem, Goa. Their life is disturbed when something terrible happens on a rainy night and the family has to stick together to survive the aftermath.
Another remake of a hit Malayalam film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a suspense-horror film starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Amisha Patel, Mohan Joshi, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav, and many others in interesting roles. The film revolves around a ghost mystery that is linked with an ancient Odissi dancer hailing from Bengal named Manjulika. Now, Aditya, a psychiatrist from New York is called in to solve the mysterious ghost haunting and eventually a lot of mysteries and information about the past gets revealed one by one. Whether he is successful in sustaining peace within the house or not, forms the rest of the story.
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012)
Well, not one of the best films of Aamir Khan, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within did attract some eyeballs at the time of its release. The film follows the life of a Police Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, played by Aamir Khan, who is guilt-ridden and recovering from the loss of the death of his 8-year old son. He tries to distract himself by immersing himself on a case of a mysterious car accident involving well-known Actor Armaan Kapoor. However, the mystery deepens when Rosie, played by Kareena Kapoor, enters the scene and guides Shekhawat onto a larger conspiracy. Watch the film to know what happens next!
Ugly is a neo-noir psychological thriller film revolving around the kidnapping of a young girl. Directed by Anurag Kashyap; the film stars Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, and Rahul Bhat in the lead roles. Ronit Roy plays a cop and the step-father of the kidnapped young girl, whereas Tejaswini plays his wife and the mother of the girl, who is also addicted to alcohol and going through depression. Rahul Bhat plays the biological father of the young girl and the ex-husband of Tejaswini Kolhapure. Their lives intervene once again after the girl is kidnapped and now they have to work together to find their daughter.
13B is an interesting Horror thriller film that would scare the hell out of you for the number 13. The film is directed by Vikram Kumar and simultaneously filmed in Hindi and Tamil (as Yavarum Nalam) and released in both versions with a slightly different cast. The lead roles in the film are played by Madhavan and Neetu Chandra. The film is about mysterious events happening in the apartment house numbered 13B, which happens to be on the 13th floor of the building.
Based on the famous Aarushi Murder Case, Rahasya tries to dramatize the real events in a fictional way from the perspective of the filmmaker. Directed by Manish Gupta; the film stars Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mita Vashisht, and Ashwini Kalsekar. The film tries to uncover the mystery behind the famous 2008 Noida Double Murder case and tries to give a version of the unfortunate event.
The Stoneman Murder is another film on our list based on real life events. Directed by Manish Gupta; the film follows the investigation of the real-life events of the Stoneman serial killings of the 1980s. The film stars Kay Kay Menon and Arbaaz Khan in the lead roles as cops in the movie, who are trying to uncover the mystery behind the serial killings.
Table No. 21 is a 2013 psychological drama directed by Aditya Datt. The film is basically about a live game show called Table No.21. However, there’s much more to the game that slowly unravels as the story moves further. The film stars Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal, and Tena Desai in the lead roles. Rajeev Khandelwal and Tena Desai play a couple, who participate in the game, whereas Paresh Rawal is the organizer of the live reality game show. As the game starts getting ugly, the couple realizes that they are in some deep shit and eventually are surprised and shocked as the truth is revealed.
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