7 Best Bollywood out of the box thrillers you need to watch right now.


Directed by new-comer director RUKH  is a 2017 Indian drama-thriller film. The film has a “different” type of plot relative to many Bollywood movies. Following his father’s untimely death, a young man reconnects with his extended family, uncovering some difficult truths. Attention staggering performances by everyone, path-less-traveled screenplay and a story that holds your guts till the last second.

Debutant Adarsh Gourav along with actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Kumud Mishra has hit the ball out of the park with Rukh. He speaks with his silence. Staying calm and composed without getting boring is an achievement, Adarsh wins it. Unfortunately, like most of the out of box movies in Bollywood, it was also an average grosser in India.

 The movie is streaming on Netflix.

6.Gurgaon (2017)

Gurgaon is a 2017 Indian Neo-noir thriller film directed by Shanker Raman. The film stars and is set in the metropolis of Gurgaon, Haryana. The film won Prasad DI Award at the National Film Development Corp. Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna & Pankaj Tripathi oration’s Film Bazaar in 2015. The film has been received very positively by critics.


Preet(Ragini Khanna), the daughter of a real estate tycoon Kehri Singh(Pankaj Tripathi), is kidnapped. Soon, a chain of events unravels as her family and her brother Nikki Singh (Akshay Oberoi)try to track her whereabouts discovers a chain of events which causes long-buried family secrets to getting exposed and brings danger to his and Preet’s life.

The movie was praised by critics who praised the dark, gritty, fast-moving story line and the acting of lead actors.

The movie is streaming on Netflix.

5. RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0( 2016)

Raman Raghav 2.0 (released internationally as Psycho Raman) is a 2016 Indian neo-noir,psychological film directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film stars Nawazuddin SiddiquiVicky Kaushal, and debutante Sobhita Dhulipala. It depicts in eight chapters the cat and mouse chase of serial killer Ramanna (Siddiqui) by corrupt cop Raghavan (Kaushal). Real-life killer Raman Raghav, who operated in Mumbai during the 1960s, inspired the film.

Raman Raghav 2.0 premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.It received a mostly positive critical response and proved to be a moderate commercial success, grossing over ₹70 million (US$1.1 million) worldwide. The movie is considered as one of the best movies of Anurag Kashyap.

The movie is streaming on Netflix.

4. THE HUNGRY(2017)

Directed by Borlina Chatterjee and filmed by London-based cinematographer Nick Cooke.the movie stars Naseeruddin shah, Tisca Chopra, and Neeraj Kabi.

Set in contemporary New Delhi. The Hungry is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus, set in the extravagant surroundings of an Indian wedding whilst exploring the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business.

The movie is a horror-thriller and definitely not for the normal audience.

The movie is streaming of Amazon Prime.

3.Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

It’s my favourite movie on the list. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a 2015  action mystery thriller film directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Banerjee and Aditya Chopra. The story is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The film stars Sushant Singh RajputAnand Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles. Shushant nails the movie as detective Byompkesh Bakshy. The movie has an awesome soundtracks The movie is set during the world war II where Byomkesh, fresh out of college, agrees to investigate the disappearance of Bhuvan, a chemist. Assisted by Bhuvan’s son Ajit, Byomkesh links the case to a larger conspiracy that will unsettle Calcutta.

Not to give any spoilers but the movie has one of the best villains of Bollywood. Despite having tremendous reviews from critics the movie still remains one of the most underrated movies.


The film stars Rahul BhatTejaswini KolhapureVineet Kumar SinghGirish KulkarniRonit RoySurveen Chawla and Anshika Shrivastava in the lead roles. the movie is directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Ugly follows the story of a struggling actor Rahul Varshney (Bhat), whose daughter Kali disappears, and the events that follow. Police use extreme tactics while investigating the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. The movie is a very dark movie which becomes even darker toward the end. The lead actors have done a fantastic work which makes the movie more interesting and suspenseful.

The movie is streaming on Netflix.

1. KAHAANI(2012)

we already knew which movie will be the first on the list, (There is no suspense on that )

Directed by Sunjoy Ghosh. It stars Vidya Balan as Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman -searching for her missing husband in Kolkata during the festival of Durga Puja, assisted by Satyoki “Rana” Sinha (Parambrata Chatterjee) and Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The movie is considered best mystery – thriller movie of Bollywood and best performance of Vidya Balan so far.

Kahaani explores themes of feminism and motherhood in male-dominated Indian society. The film also makes several allusions to Satyajit Ray‘s films such as Charulata (1964) and Aranyer Dinratri (1970).

The film won several awards, including three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards. The latterly included trophies for Best Director (Ghosh) and Best Actress (Vidya). A sequel, titled Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, was released on 2 December 2016. The movie has one of the best cinematography by Setu. The music album was also up to the mark.

Why look Hollywood for thrillers movies when our Bollywood has best of them.

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By – Kanwaldeep Singh Thakur.

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