“Murder Mysteries in Indian Cinema”
Bollywood is often seen as a film industry completely focused on singing and dancing in the western world. Most of the Hollywood fans and people in the west believe that if Chinese have martial arts as their USP, India has songs and dance.
Being said that one shouldn’t ignore another genre of movies produced in Bollywood. Be it action, drama, romance, comedy, horror or suspense thrillers, Bollywood film industry has entertained us for more than 100 years with some spectacular movies full of excitement, fun, and thrills.
Today, we bring you a list of 18 suspense thriller movies in Bollywood you must watch to raise excitement and fear all at the same time.
List of Best Bollywood Murder Mystery Movies
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
Aamir Khan Starer Talaash: The Answer Lies Within is a psychological thriller directed by Reema Kagti. The movie is all about how the car accident of a well-known actor opens up a mystery of something that happened three years ago that involved three friends and a call girl. Inspect Surjan Shekhawat portrayed by Aamir Khan is the office in charge of the case who solves the mystery piece by piece with the help of Rosie and at the end finds the truth about what happened exactly three years ago with the call girl.
Manorama Six Feet Under
Starring Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, and Raima Sen in the lead, Manorama Six Feet Under is a murder mystery co-written and directed by Navdeep Singh. The story is based on a 1974 Hollywood mystery thriller, Chinatown directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. This is neo-noir movie is about an amateur detective from the small town of Rajasthan who finds himself in the middle of the most complicated case that revolves around the murder of Manorama. Manorama Six Feet Under is one of the Most underrated films of Bollywood.
Gupt: The Hidden Truth
Directed by Rajiv Rai, Gupt: The Hidden Truth is a suspense thriller and murder mystery film starring Bobby Deol, Kajol and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles while Paresh Rawal, Om Puri and Raj Babbar in supporting roles. The movie is all about how Bobby Deol who plays Sahil Sinha is framed for the murder of his step-father Jaisingh Sinha played by Raj Babbar. The murder mystery when opens up it blows the cover-up from many lies around Sahil’s life.
Ittefaq is a 1969 murder mystery starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda in the leading roles. An official remake of 1965 American crime film, Signpost to Murder starring Joanne Woodward, Ittefaq was directed by Yash Chopra under B.R. Films. The film is about a painter convicted of his wife’s murder which he denies and is on the run to prove his innocence.
The Stoneman Murders (2009)
Based on real-life incidents of the popular Stoneman serial killings happened in the early 1980s, The Stoneman Murders is a 2009 Hindi feature film starring Kay Kay Menon and Arbaaz Khan in leading roles. The movie was the first full-length film directed by Manish Gupta. The movie was critically acclaimed for its bold topic and the brilliant performance by all the actors.
Ajnabee is Abbas-Mustan film in the list starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles. The film is inspired from a 1992 American thriller Consenting Adults directed by Alan J. Pakula. The film revolves around the murder mystery of Sonia played by Bipasha Basu where Raj Malhotra played by Bobby Deol is the main suspect and is on the run. The rest of the movie opens up so many suspense and offers a lot of thrill and action.