There are numerous Bollywood movies released every year. Each and every movie has its own different genre including comedy, action, horror, suspense, thriller, romantic, film noir, fantasy, sports, supernatural and soon. It was very hard to pick 10 out of countless movies. Amibideshini composed a list on Top 10 best suspense movies in Bollywood.The movies which are mentioned below were personally watched by me and all are really good to watch. I hope this will entice you to watch some. Please leave comment or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments or feedback are most welcome!
1. Drishyam (2015)
Drishyam (English: Visual/The Sight) is one of my best suspense movies in Bollywood directed by Nishikant Kamat and produced by Abhishek Pathak, Ajit Andhare, and Kumar Mangat Pathak. The movie was released on 31 July 2015 starring Ajay Devgan, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Rajat Kapoor in a lead role. The biggest USP of the movie is the fascinating story that every moment you are forced to think about what will happen next. One of the best movies I have ever seen, specially from my point of view best and perfect movie of Bollywood till now without any mistakes of direction, at least no cheap and fake dramas, climax, vulgar dances of nude heroines and actions.
It is one of the most anticipated movies of 2015 and a remake of Jeethu Joseph’s 2013 Malayalam movie Drishyam. The most important thing is that the Hindi audience accepts such different story and movie which has no masala, item songs or fights or villains. Even if it is remade, good movies should be remade and made well so that Bollywood audience gets to see good things. Its high time that Bollywood audience starts accepting good themes, subjects, story like South, Marathi or Bengali audience accepts. Anyway, hats off the climax…!! (Must watch movie)
2. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is one of the top and best suspense movies in Bollywood directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Aditya Chopra and Banerjee. The movie was released on 3 April 2015 starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Swastika Mukherjee and Anand Tiwari in a lead role. The movie is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer. The films like Byomkesh Bakshy deserve a sequel. Such perfect movies aren’t made frequently in this country. Sushant Singh Rajput did his character very well in the movie.
I watched it yesterday again and shall watch again and again whenever I will get a chance. and, of course, one of the reason is the acting of Neeraj Kabi. This movie is a great mix of noir and detective thriller. The movie is full of suspense and thriller. The movie gained a positive review from the critics as well as from audiences. This mystery is the one even you would want to solve. The dialogue of Dr.Guha ” Bakshy Babu meri Dosti nahi Le sake, toh meri Dushmani kaise loge” is awesomely presented by Neeraj Kabi. Must watch movie.
3. Kahaani (2012)
Kahaani is a mystery+ suspense movie directed by Sujoy Ghosh and produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh. The movie was released on 9 March 2012 starring Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Parambrata Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee and Indraneil Sengupta in a lead role. ‘Kahaani’ takes Kolkata beyond cliches. The city has not only been brilliantly captured but has also been featured as a protagonist itself! I would say that ‘Kahaani’ is one of the best Indian thrillers on celluloid.
The cinematography of the movie was mind blowing. I have never purchased a single original DVD in my life… But Kahaani will be my first one.. Wonderful movie I have ever seen in Hindi cinema. Kahaani is a well-made film with an attention-grabbing script, marvelous performances and above all Vidya Balan’s well-delivered and award-winning act as a pregnant woman.
4. Talaash (2012)
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within is a psychological thriller+ suspense movie directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan, and Ritesh Sidwani. The movie was released on 30 November 2012 starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukherji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajkummar Rao in a lead role. Talaash is an outstanding movie. A taut psychological thriller that keeps you guessing till the end, it leaves you spellbound, leaves you mesmerized, leaves you with an exclamation, ‘Wow!’. An absolute must watch for all movie buffs. This movie is so cool that it just blows you away in some parts, like your trying to hide behind the seat in front of your raw, makes you jump out of your seat a lot…
One thing I tell you that I didn’t want to see it at first because I heard it sucked, but I was like what the hell let’s just give it a shot and it was such a good movie! Emotional and suspenseful, this movie doesn’t disappoint. For Ghajini, the role required him to bulk up. But in Talaash, he was supposed to look like an everyday man. Not to mention but Aamir has consistently proven to give his best to a role. Beautifully woven story. The climax was well executed. Last 20 minutes are certainly jaw-dropping. Rani and Kareena booked their nominations for various award functions with their phenomenal acting. Aamir once proved why he is regarded as Mr. Perfectionist. Performances, storyline, direction, suspense- everything is Stunning. Do- Watch this movie if you haven’t.
5. 36 China Town (2006)
36 China Town is a Bollywood movie which is full of suspense directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Subhash Ghai. The movie was released on 5 May 2006 starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Upen Patel, Johny Lever, Isha Koppikar and Paresh Rawal in a lead role. The movie is all about the murder mystery in which police officer investigate to find the murderer of a wealthy casino owner, Sonia Chang.
It is a popcorn type movie with full of suspense, fun, thriller, little bit comedy, drama, romance, horror, humor and crime fiction. At the end, it was surprising to see the killers. I really love that movie and I hope you too. It is full on a mysterious and suspense story I watched it many times and still I like it. It is one of the best suspense movies in Bollywood, I have ever seen. The movie is actually a remake of English movie Once Upon a Crime in 1992 and a Bollywood adaptation of 1960 Italian movie Crimen.
6. Special 26 (2013)
Special 26 is a Bollywood thriller heist movie directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Kumar Mangat and Shital Bhatia. The movie was released on 8 February 2013 starring Kajal Aggarwal, Akshay Kumar, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Divya Dutta in a lead role. It is one of the best and most awaited movies of 2013. Must watch movie for everyone with decent comedy and an ultimate twist in the end!!!
I must say that “Special 26” is a movie which engages the audience till the end and it is really one of the finest thriller+ suspense movies so far. And performance wise Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Manoj Bajpayee has done excellent (their Best). The movie is based on the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers executed an income tax raid on the jeweler in Mumbai. It’s sure to get listed as one of the most gripping heist dramas based on real life occurrences.
7. A Wednesday! (2008)
A Wednesday! is an Indian suspense+ drama movie which was written and directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Anjum Rizvi, and Shital Bhatia. The movie was released on 5 September 2008 starring Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Bashir, Deepal Shaw in a lead role. Actually, it is the official remake of ” A Common Man” in English starring Ben Cross and Ben Kingsley. It was the inspiration for Telugu movie Eeenadu and Tamil movie Unnaipol Oruvan.
The movie is all about a common man. The movie depicts that there is nothing more dangerous than an innocent common man when gets pissed off. The movie gave me goosebumps at the end of the movie. The movie generally received positive reviews from critics comparing it to the movies of the Die Hard Series. It’s perfect in every aspect as it meets the entertainment quota and also delivers a great message all at the same time. It is an excellent movie and the superb acting by Naseeruddin Shah. It is a reminder to the authorities, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A COMMON MAN!
8. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (English: The Maze) is an Indian suspense+ horror movie directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kishan Kumar. The movie was released on 12 October 2007 starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel, Vineeth, Shiney Ahuja Paresh Rawal in a lead role. It is the official remake of the 1993 Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu starring Mohanlal in a lead role. This movie was already remade into several Indian movies.
The background score of the movie is so dangerous gives creeps with those spooky sounds. It is one of the best suspense movies in Bollywood. The acting done by the Vidya Balan as Manjulika was incredible. One of my all time favorite.. What a movie, doesn’t bore how many ever time I watch. If you want to be a little scared and laugh, you must see that movie. Go for it guys.
9. Table No. 21 (2013
If you don’t watch it, then definitely you missed something. The movie made me emotional at the end. The suspense remains maintained at the end of the movie. The message was portrayed very well in the movie. The movie keeps you engaged right from start to the finish. Also, one of my favorite song form the movie is- Mann Mera Song. The song received more than 7 million views on the YouTude. This song is so beautiful that I can’t stop replaying it while writing about it. let’s have a look- Mann Mera. Here is the lyrics:
Saari raat aahein bharta, pal pal yaadon me marta
maane na meri mann mera,
Thode thode hosh madhoshi si hai, neend behoshi si hai jaane kuch bhi na mann mera
Kabhi mera tha par ab begana hai ye
Deewana deewana samjhe na….
10. Murder 3 (2013)
Murder 3 is an Indian suspense movie directed by Vishesh Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. The movie was released on 15 February 2013 starring Randeep Hooda, Sara Loren, Aditi Rao Hydari in a lead role. It is the sequel to the 2011 movie Murder 2. This is the third installment in the Murder film franchise. It is an official Bollywood remake of the Colombian thriller The Hidden Face in 2011.
It is one of the finest and best suspense movies in Bollywood. An outstanding story narrated with extreme enthusiasm. Vishesh Bhatt hits a boundary in his very first attempt! The songs of the movie are really amazing. My favorite ones are: Mat Azma Re, Hum Jee Lenge and Teri Jhukhi Nazar. I hope you also like it. Also share your personal experience with us after watching the movie. Your feedback are always welcome!