The Best Hindi Thriller Movies 

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Updated September 24, 2019 4.5k votes 1.1k voters 54.5k views 36 items

Here is an edge-of-your-seat list of the best Hindi thriller movies, ranked by Bollywood film lovers like you. With many recent award-winning films on the list you’re sure to find a movie to leave you breathless on this list of Hindi thriller films, regardless of how new you are to Indian cinema.

If you’re looking for something with a bit of drama and romance with your thrills check out the award-winning My Name is Khan. Or, if a historical road movie is more up your alley, take a peek at Gunday. Then again, if mystery is your thing you might enjoy the crime-drama Talaash. Whatever kind of thriller you’re looking for you’re sure to find it on this Hindi thriller movies list. Take a deep breath, make sure you've had your blood pressure meds, and work your way through list of Bollywood thriller movies. And—if you’re not exhausted from the ride—vote on which ones you think are the most thrilling.

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Drishyam Mohanlal, Siddique, Meena

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jeethu Joseph

Drishyam is a 2013 Malayalam drama–thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph and starring Mohanlal and Meena. The film was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad ...more
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A Wednesday
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Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty

Released: 1993

Directed by: Abbas–Mustan

Baazigar is a 1993 Bollywood crime-thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan, it is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. The story of Baazigar was ...more

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Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Aamir Khan

Released: 2012

Directed by: Reema Kagti

Talaash is a 2012 crime drama musical film directed by Reema Kagti.
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Madras Cafe John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Prakash Belawadi

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shoojit Sircar

Madras Cafe is a 2013 Indian political espionage thriller film directed by Shoojit Sircar and starring John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri and Rashi Khanna in lead roles. The film is set in the late ...more
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The Villain
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sanjay Gadhvi

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Nh10 Anushka Sharma, Deepti Naval, Ravi Jhankal

Directed by: Navdeep Singh

NH10 is a 2015 Indian crime-thriller film directed by Navdeep Singh. It stars Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam in lead roles, and marks the production debut of Sharma. The film is co-produced ...more
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Mardaani Rani Mukerji, Jisshu Sengupta, Avneet Kaur

Released: 2014

Directed by: Pradeep Sarkar

Mardaani is a 2014 crime drama action thriller film written by Gopi Puthran and directed by Pradeep Sarkar.
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Hera Pheri
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Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor

Released: 2014

Directed by: Vishal Bhardwaj

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Om Shanti Om
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Don 2 Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Don 2 is a 2011 Indian action thriller film and the third installment of the Don franchise, directed and co-written by Farhan Akhtar. The film was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and ...more
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Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Saif Ali Khan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

Race 2 is a Bollywood action thriller film directed by Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla and produced under the Tips Music Films banner. It is the sequel to the 2008 film, Race and the second ...more
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My Name Is Khan
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Sushant Singh Rajput, Swastika Mukherjee, Anand Tiwari

Released: 2015

Directed by: Dibakar Banerjee

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Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia

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Black Friday
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D-Day Shruti Haasan, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Nikhil Advani

D-Day is a 2013 Indian action spy thriller film co-produced by DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment Private Limited. The movie is directed by Nikhil Advani and stars Arjun Rampal, Rishi ...more