Bollywood Suspense Movies That Held the Audience Spellbound

Bollywood Suspense Movies
Bollywood Suspense Movies

Most people love watching a suspense thriller movie. Bollywood suspense movies always keep us at the edge of our seats till the end. The directors and writers also put their effort to keep audiences in suspense. Some people say that Hollywood movies are more interesting rather than Bollywood.

10 Bollywood Suspense Movies You Didn’t Know Existed

Kahaani (2012)

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The award-winning film ‘Kahaani’ was released on 9 March 2012. The story of this movie, unlike many Bollywood suspense movies, grasps you and leaves you at a dramatic high. It is inspired by the real-life experiences of novelist Advaita Kala’s stay in Kolkata. The whole story revolves around a pregnant woman. She is searching for her missing husband in Kolkata with the help of a police officer.

Vidya Balan is the protagonist, plays the pregnant woman role, and Sajnat Gosh is the director of this film. Both have done a great job in this film. The movie has broken all the stigmas that only men can perform the lead role in action films. It has the best climax Bollywood ever has.

Manorama Six Feet under (2007)

Manorama Six Feet under
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This Bollywood suspense movie feels like a good detective novel, helmed by Navdeep Singh, who also directed NH10. He has made his debut with the movie.

The film is a story of an amateur detective who finds himself in the middle of a complex murder mystery. The twists and plots of the film are unpredictable, especially concerning Hindi Cinema, which makes the movie worth watching.

Samay (2003)

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Looking for Bollywood suspense movies, Robby Grewal’s Samay can be your best option. It is a Hollywood style cat and mouse game between a Police officer and a Serial killer.

The story revolves around a celebrated CID officer and her assistant, who battle against time to find out a serial killer and set a countdown for every murder he will commit. The way story of Samay unfurls pretty compellingly.

Special 26 (2013) – One of the best Bollywood suspense movies

Special 26
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Inspired by a real-life heist, Special 26 is a fantastic thriller. The movie depicted 1987 when the road belonged to Marutis and scooters. There were no mobile phones and internet. No password cracking technology. No high-tech gadgets to open a safety vault. A team of con artists rob politicians and businesspeople.

This Bollywood suspense movie is opposite those heist movies today we have. That is why it stirs up more excitement in us. In this film, some of the outstanding actors in our entertainment industry has seen- Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Jimmy Shergill, and Divya Dutta.

Talaash (2012)

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Mr Perfectionist Amir khan film’s Talaash is a good attempt at revisiting the suspense flicks that were a huge craze in the 50-60s. The story moves around the murder case of a film star. Amir Khan is a police officer in charge of the case while dealing with the death of his son. During the investigation, he finds something unexpected. The movie won’t disappoint you as a thriller and will be one of the best Bollywood suspense movies in your heart forever.

Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

Karthik Calling Karthik
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This psychological thriller film is one of the best Bollywood suspense movies, written and directed by Vijay Lalwani while produced by Farhan Akhter, the movie’s protagonist. The plot is about a mysterious phone call that changes the leading character’s life. This is worth watching. It will keep you in suspense.

Drishyam (2015)

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This is a remake of a Malayalam Film. Ajay Devgan is a lead character who plays the role of a cable operator. The story revolves around the dark side of the law whereby the hero saves his family. The performance of Ajay Devgan and Tabu will keep engaged till the end.

Kaun (1999)

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The 90s suspense thriller film ‘Kaun’ is a masterpiece of Ram Gopal Verma. It brought out numerous horror tricks. This film is like Pandora’s Box. You won’t know what is in there until you open it. Till today, this flick has the capacity to outrun many Bollywood suspense movies.

Gupt (1997)

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This is one of the cult hits directed by Rajiv Rai. It was the most celebrated film of its time. The story is about a man accused of his step-father’s murder, but the situation is not as simple as it looks.

Bobby Deol, Kajol and Manisha Koirala are the main cast of this suspense thriller movie, thus, making it one of the best Bollywood suspense movies. The portrayal of Kajol’s character is unforgettable.

A Wednesday (2008)

A Wednesday
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This movie deals with a sensitive matter. It is not only just a movie based on terrorism but also one of the best thrillers. In the story of this film, a commoner decides to shake the entire system within a few hours and demands to exonerate terrorists. This movie is the perfect example of dialogue like “Aata Majhi Satakli” while being listed in the Bollywood suspense movies list.

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