Best Bollywood Thriller Movies – 10 Suspense & Mystery Movies of All Time

Content driven movies in Bollywood often done well in past decade or so, but that doesn’t mean Bollywood never created this kind of movies in past. In recent years low budget crime, thriller and suspense movies have done really well at box office rather high budget movies.

Andhadhun will be the prime example of low budget and content driven movie success of Bollywood. Fans & viewers now tilted towards story base thriller movies rather big budget drama and romance movies. It doesn’t mean that superstars are not opting for small budget movies and Drishyam is best example of it where Ajay Devgan did an amazing job.

Here, we represent best Bollywood Thriller movies of all time having good content, story and good cast. In this list of Suspense, Thriller and Mystery movies have few names which you may never heard in your life time. Let’s see how many Bollywood Thriller movies you have watched so far from the given list.

This movies list represents below Genre

  • Bollywood Thriller Movies
  • Bollywood Crime Movies
  • Bollywood Suspense Movies
  • Bollywood Mystery Movies
  • Bollywood Detective Movies

Best Bollywood Thriller, Suspense & Mystery Movies of All Time

Firstly, we will discuss the best Bollywood Thriller movies of all time. This list will make you start thinking about Bollywood differently. Few of the movies are already big hit and you may have watched them several times where as few of the movies are still considered as Underrated and didn’t do well at the Box office.

Gangs of Wasseypur (Part – 1) – 2012


IMDB Rating – 8.2

Available – Netflix

Recently in September Gangs of Wasseypur declared as one of the best movie of 21st Century by The Guardian. Gangs of Wasseypur was the only Bollywood movie in that list, so you can think how amazing movie it was. Gangs of Wasseypur is one of the best Bollywood thriller movie of all time directed by very talented Anurag Kashyap.

Gangs of Wasseypur movie was released in 2012 starring amazing actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Piyush Mishra, Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. This movie became instant hit due to it’s songs, dialogue and acting. Gangs of Wasseypur movie story was written by Zeishan Quadri.

This movie tool place in Wasseypur and Dhanbad and it has several years of journey from 1940’s to 1990’s. It shows how Gang wars take place due to various businesses earning hell of money. Budget of this movie was only 9.2 Crores but earned whopping 28 Crores. Gangs of Wasseypur made few actors instantly super stars including Nawazuddin and Pankaj Tripathi. Story of this movie was so long which forced Anurag Kashyap to make 2nd part of the movie which was even bigger hit than the first part. Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 movie available online at YouTube.

Gangs of Wasseypur (Part – 2) – 2012


Netflix – 8.2

Available – Netflix

As mentioned above Gangs of Wasseypur movie made in 2 parts. The movie’s length is 319 minutes and no Indian theatre allows to run 5 hours movie in the theatre thus Anurag Kashyap had to make 2 part of this movie.

The second installment of this movie release immediately after the first part so, this will remain fresh in viewer’s mind. Anurag Kashyap screened this movie as a single part in the Cannes Director’s fortnight festival.

Both movie made big numbers at Box Office and earned around 34 Crores and became of the best thriller and crime movie of 21st century ever. If you haven’t watched this movie then do watch it right now. Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 movie available online at YouTube.

Badlapur – 2015


Netflix – 7.4

Available – Amazon Prime

If you ever create your own list of favorite Bollywood Thriller movies the movies from Sriram Raghvan will be there for sure. Badlapur movie was directed by one of the best thriller movie director Sriram Raghvan starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan. Varun Dhawan played role of Raghu in this movie where he loses his wife and son after becoming a victims of a bank robbery and Nawazuddin killed them. Then Raghu decided to take the revenge and waited for long once the Nawaz freed from the jail.

The movie has lots of ups and downs and the acting of all the actors in this movie was up to the mark. Budget of Badlapur movie was 16 crore and earned 79 crores at the box office. If you are a true fan of Bollwood thriller movies and dark acting then you should watch this movie at any cost. Badlapur movie was released in 2015 but it’s still fresh in viewers mind. Critics also gave this movie very good positive reviews.

A Wednesday – 2008


Netflix – 8.1

Available – Netflix

A Wednesday movie was released in 2008 directed by Neeraj Pandey and became one of the most Bollywood Thriller movies of all time. Starcast of A Wednesday movie was also super hit starring Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Shergil and Aamir Bashir.

In this movie Anupam Kher was about to retire as a Police Commissioner of Mumbai Police and narrating the story of his most complex case. I don’t want to make any spoiler here but you should watch this best bollywood thriller movie straight away. A Wednesday was very small budget movie but got instant success due to positive word-of-mouth and critic reviews.

Many film industries adapted this subject later and made remake of this movie as well. This movie is an inspiration for Tamil Movie Unnaipol Oruvan, Telugu Movie Eeenadu and also a Hollywood movie A Common Man starring Ben Kingslay.

Talvar – 2015


Netflix – 8.2

Available – Disney Hotstar+

If you are slightly aware of Aarushi Case then this movie will make you know more about the mystery. Talvar movie is based on 2008 Noida Double case of teenage girl Aarushi and family’s servant.

Talvar movie was written by Vishal Bhardwaj and directed by Meghna Gulzar. Star cast of this movie is also very impressive including Neeraj Kabi and Konkona Sen Sharma who played the parent’s role of teenage girl Aarushi. Irrfan khan is playing the role of investigation officer. Vishal Bhardwaj written the story of this movie after meeting several police officials investigating the case and later met Meghna to expressed the desire to produce this movie with her.

After the Talvar movie Meghna Gulzar made the Raazi movie and ready to release Chhapaak movie soon. Irrfan Khan played a gem of a role in this movie along with Neeraj Kabi. This movie shows how eye witnesses play the important role and can also manipulate the case easily. Talvar movie is available on Netflix.

Kahaani – 2012


Netflix – 8.1

Available – Netflix

Kahaani is one of the most successful Bollywood suspense and thriller movies of all time. This movie has full of suspense and thriller from start to finish. Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the main role in this movie.

Saswata Chatterjee played the killer role in Kahaani movie and totally nailed his role with his amazing acting and thriller look. Sujoy Ghosh directed and produced this amazing thrilled bollywood movie and it became instant hit with the help of word of mouth and positive critic review.

Vidya Balan’s acting was intense in Kahaani movie and still considered as one of the best leading female role ever in the history of Bollywood. If you want to witness the real Kolkata city then you should definitely watch this movie straight away. Kahaani movie is available on Netflix.

Drishyam – 2015


Netflix – 8.2

Available – Disney Hotstar+

Drishyam Movie is the remake of Malayalam movie (With same name) released in 2015 starring Ajay Devgan, Tabu & Shriya Saran. Drishyam Movie was the intense thriller, suspense and mystery movie ever released in the Bollywood. There are more remake of original Drishyam movie made in several film industries of India.

Main plot of the movie where daughter of Vijay Salagaokar (Ajay Devgan) went to the nature camp and son of Tabu named Sam recorded Anju while changing the clothes and later asked for se**al favor but somehow Ajay Devgan’s wife found this and later killed him unintentionally. Ajay Devgn protected the family by hiding the body and made up story which depicts that they don’t killed the Sam and don’t know anything about him. Budget of this movie was 62 crore and earned decent amount at the box office. Drishyam movie is available on Hotstar.

Table No 21 – 2013


Netflix – 7.1

Available – YouTube

Table No 21 movie is one of the most underrated thriller movie of Bollywood released in 2013 starring Rajeev Khandelwal, Tina Desai and Paresh Rawal. In this movie Rajeev and Tina won the couple trip to Fiji with hotel accommodation and fine dinners.

During this they meet the Mr. Khan played the role by Paresh Rawal where he invited them to the game called Table No 21 and chance to win the 210 Million prize money. In  this game they need to answer 8 personal questions and give answers truthfully followed by one tasks. Earlier tasks were easy for the couple but as the game progresses the tasks became difficult and the last task was to kill an individual.

Well, here I don’t want to reveal the climax because it was too disturbing while I watch the movie so, don’t want to give the spoilers. This movie is based on ragging and how it affects the students for life time. This movie will give you the best thriller experience so, don’t miss this movie and watch right away.

Ittefaq – 2017


Netflix – 7.2

Available – Netflix

Ittefaq movie was released in 2017 inspired from 1969 movie with the same name directed by Yash Chopra. Ittefaq movie has good star cast including Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshey Khanna.

In this movie Sidharth is the British writer of Indian descent and he was in Mumbai for the launch of his third book. Later he found out his publisher wife dead in the hotel room and flees from there and police were chasing him. He took a shelter at nearby apartment of Sonakshi Sinha. Sonakshi seen the police car outside and rushes for the help. Later police found the body of Sonakshi Sinha’s lawyer husband besides Vikram at the apartment.

After this Akshey Khanna investigates this double case and story starts from there. Ittefaq earned the decent collection at box office and considered as underrated bollywood thriller movie. Ittefaq movie is available on Netflix so, go and watch straight away.

Andhadhun – 2018


Netflix – 8.3

Available – Netflix

Sriram Raghavan is the best when it comes to make best bollywood thriller movies. Sriram Raghavan made few wonderful bollywood suspense and thriller movies including Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddar, Agent Vinod and Badlapur.

In 2018 one of the best thriller, suspense and mystery movie released named Andhadhun starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte. Andhadhun movie was inspired by the short French film L’Accordeur about blind pianist. Andhadhun movie is the biggest hit of the year 2018 and also won the national award for best actor performance.

Andhadhun movie has so much ups and down and the acting performance was brilliant by the lead actors in the movie. This movie never loose the grip from start to end and it’s treat to watch the best thriller movie ever made. Andhadhun movie was the low budget bollywood movie with 32 crore only but earned 456 crore worldwide. Andhadhun movie did an amazing business in China. Andhadhun movie is available on Netflix.

So, these are the few amazing Bollywood thriller movies you should watch straight away. We will add more movies name in the list soon.

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