Indian movies don’t have specifically the thriller genre. They have erotic thriller, comedy thriller and what not. But we at Crizic have found some of the pure classic thrillers. Here is a list of 10 best thrillers in Bollywood.
10. Bees Saal Baad
Bees Saal Baad was a landmark in the history of Indian cinema. Before this movie there had been no thrilling experience on the silver screen but Biswajeet and Waheeda Rehman made it possible. We open up this list with this classic black and white cinema.
9. Karthik calling Karthik
Schizophrenia had been already addressed in movies before Karthik Calling Karthik, but never before it was presented in such a dark way. Farhan Akhtar played the role of a guy troubled with split personality disorder brilliantly and made us see the world through Karthik’s eyes.
Yes, Believe your eyes. We have a Bobby Deol movie in a list of greatest movie of all time. But anyway, this Kajol and Manisha Koirala starrer was simply breathtakingly superb and is still an example of how pacing is important in a thriller movie.
It wasn’t only because of Kkkkkkk-Kiran. It wasn’t only because of the mind blowing script. It was because of the astonishing display of acting by Shahrukh Khan that this movie was a success.
6. Johnny Gaddar
The beauty of Johnny Gaddar lies in its simple treatment of the story. With a plethora of talented actors in the cast and amazing pace of direction this movie comes at number 6 in our list.
Leaving all the Lata Mangeshkar controversy behind, this movie will be remembered as one of the true milestones that brought Hitchcock-ian touch to Indian cinema. Simply a legend.
4. A Wednesday!
One of those rare thrillers that leave a message and a big profound impact on your brain, A Wednesday! is no ordinary movie. And those who have seen this flick, know it.
Possibly the most unknown movie on this list, Kaun was directed by Ram Gopal Verma, at his peak time, and written by Anurag Kashyap himself. You can now imagine how brilliant this movie is. Shot with only three actors, inside a house, and shoestring budget, this movie arrives on number three on this list.
The granddaddy of Thriller Cinemas, Gumnaam, is second only to;
Take a bow, Mr. Raj Kumar Gupta and Rajeev Khandelwal. The most underrated movie in Indian history, Aamir not only deserves to be on the first position in this list, it also deserves to be one of the greatest Indian movies of all time.