Indian crime thriller movies – Everything You Need To Know

Indian crime thriller movies are promising and ensure to chill your spine. Thrilling twists and turns, well-crafted plots, and stimulating subplots assure to set you into the story with an adrenaline rush. Here, we bring down the most watched Indian crime thrillers that will be a nail-biting watch. So be ready for the mysterious ride these movies will bring inside you!

Popular Indian Crime Thriller Movies

  • Raat Akeli Hai (2020)

The movie paces the actions of a small town cop called to investigate a politician’s death. The plot becomes complex with the victim’s secretive family and the protagonist’s contradictory thoughts.

Director: Honey Trehan

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Radhika Apte
  • Aditya Srivastav
  • Padmavati Rao

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 149 minutes

Movie Trailer: Raat Akeli Hai | Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Watch Raat Akeli Hai | Netflix 

  • Raatchasan (2018)

A cop searches for the mysterious psychopath serial killer who kidnaps teen school girls and kills them mercilessly.

Director: Ram Kumar

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vishnu Vishal
  • Amala Paul
  • Radha Ravi

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 170 minutes

Movie Trailer: Ratsasan | Trailer 

  • Andhadhun (2018)

A visually challenged pianist’s life staggers by twists and turns when he accidentally ends up in the murder plot of a former film star. 

Director: Sriram Raghavan

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Music, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Ayushman Khuranna
  • Tabu
  • Radika Apte

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 139 minutes

Movie Trailer: AndhaDhun | Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Watch Andhadhun | Netflix

  • Vikram Vedha (2017)

Vikram, an intelligent police officer, and Simon are on the hunt for Vedha, a smuggler and murderer. However, Vedha is equally brilliant and counteracts Vikram’s moves and changes his life leading to the conflict.

Director: 

Language:  Tamil, Hindi

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action

Main Cast:

  • Madhavan
  • Vijay Sethupathi
  • Shraddha Srinath

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 147 minutes

Movie Trailer: Vikram Vedha Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Vikram Vedha – YouTube

  • Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)

The cop retires after encountering an accident amidst an investigation. However, years roll by, and he is compelled to relive his past while narrating the case story to his friend’s son.

Director: Karthik Naren

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Rahman
  • Prakash Raghavan
  • Sharath Kumar

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 105 minutes

Movie Trailer: Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru – D16 | Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime 

  • Oppam (2016)

A visually challenged father finds ways to shield his little daughter from a psychopathic serial killer.

Director: Priyadharshan

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action

Main Cast:

  • Mohan Lal
  • Samuthirakani
  • Anushree

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 143 minutes

Movie Trailer: Oppam Official Trailer 

Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

  • Drishyam (2013)

Georgekutty lives a content life with his wife and two daughters. However, things worsen when his family commits an accidental crime, leaving him to protect them and their secret.

Director: Jeethu Joseph

Language: Malayalam 

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Mohanlal
  • Meena
  • Ansiba Hassan
  • Esther Anil
  • Asha Sarath

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 164 min

Movie Trailer: Drishyam Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

Other Popular Indian Crime Thriller Movies

  • Naandhi (2021)

Surya, an IT professional, is mistakenly charged in a high-profile murder case and spends years languishing in prison and waiting for his trial.

Director: Vijay Kanakamedala

Language: Telugu

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Allari Naresh
  • Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
  • Praveen

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 146 min

Movie Trailer: Naandhi Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Operation Java (2021)

A team of police officers from the Ernakulam cyber cell embarks on a mission to investigate a sequence of mysterious crimes and illegal activities.

Director: Tharun Moorthy

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Balu Varghese
  • Lukman Avaran
  • Binu Pappu
  • Irshad
  • Vinayakan

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 146 min

Movie Trailer: Operation Java

  • Anjaam Pathiraa (2020)

Anwar is a consulting criminologist who helps the Kerala Police now and then. When a string of serial killings happens quickly, he must race against time to find the one responsible.

Director: Midhun Manuel Thomas

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kunchacko Boban
  • Sharaf U Dheen
  • Sreenath Bhasi
  • Jinu Joseph

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 144 min

Movie Trailer: Anjaam Pathiraa

  • Nirbandham (2020)

The film delves into the psychology of rapists while also displaying the heart-wrenching darker aspects brought out by the lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Director: Bandi Saroj Kumar

Language: Telugu

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Bandi Saroj Kumar
  • Anil Kumar
  • Alysha Melani

IMDB Rating: 8.9

Running Time: 83 min

Movie Trailer: Nirbandham

  • Forensic (2020)

A pair of history officers deal with past clues, false leads, and a ticking clock to arrest an elusive serial killer targeting young girls.

Director: Akhil Paul-Anas Khan

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Mamta Mohandas
  • Tovino Thomas
  • Saiju Kurup

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 134 min

Movie Trailer: Forensic

Streaming Platform: YouTube

  • Rakshasudu (2019)

Arun, a newly appointed police sub-inspector, goes after a notorious serial killer who targets teenage girls. However, his mission soon comes at a terrible price.

Director: Ramesh Varma

Language: Telugu

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Bellamkonda Sreenivas
  • Anupama Parameswaran
  • Saravanan

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 149 min

Movie Trailer: Rakshasudu

  • Raghu CNG (2019)

A psychopath Raghu has kidnapped two people, Bhumi and Dhaval, and kept them in a secluded spot. The plot revolves around the police investigation, searching for victims and the kidnapper, and trying to unravel the mystery behind the kidnappings.

Director: Vishal Vada Vala

Language: Gujarati

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Chetan Daiya
  • Ethan
  • Sharvary Joshi

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 110 min

Movie Trailer: Raghu CNG

  • The Pickup Artist (2019)

Photographer Rohit invites young girls to his flat in an attempt to find a conventional, devoted life partner who accepts polygamy. When none of them fit his idea of the ‘perfect woman’, he starts killing and eating them.

Director: Rohit Arora

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Dev Chauhan
  • Vijay Kumar Dogra
  • Pankaj Uniyal
  • Anahita Bhooshan

IMDB Rating: 8.7

Running Time: 111 min

Movie Trailer: The Pickup Artist

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Mathu Vadalara (2019)

Babu and Yesu are two delivery agents who decide to adopt illegal ways to earn quick money. However, Babu ends up killing an older woman and lands in danger.

Director: Ritesh Rana

Language: Telugu

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Sri Simha
  • Naresh Agastya
  • Athulya Chandra
  • Satya

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 130 min

Movie Trailer: Mathu Vadalara

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Magamuni (2019)

Two long-separated brothers end up with life-threatening problems. 

Director: Santhakumar

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Arya
  • Indhuja Ravichandran
  • Mahima Nambiar

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 156 min

Movie Trailer: Magamuni

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Jallikattu (2019)

The movie follows a bull that escapes from a slaughterhouse in a remote village, and the entire village men gather to hunt down the bull.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery 

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Antony Varghese
  • Chemban Vinod Jose
  • Sabumon Abdusamad

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 95 min

Movie Trailer: Jallikattu

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Kaithi (2019)

Dilli, an ex-convict, endeavors to meet his daughter for the first time after leaving jail. But his attempts are interrupted due to a drug raid scheduled by Police Inspector Bejoy.

Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Karthi
  • Narain
  • Arjun Das

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Running Time: 146 min

Movie Trailer: Kaithi

Streaming Platform: Kaithi – Disney+ Hotstar

 

  • Joseph (2018)

Followed by the death of his ex-wife, a retired police officer, who is renowned for his investigative prowess, suddenly gets pulled into a criminal case involving organ harvesting.

Director: M. Padmakumar

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Joju George
  • Dileesh Pothan
  • Athmiya Rajan
  • Malavika Menon

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 138 min

Movie Trailer: Joseph

Streaming Platform: Primevideo

 

  • Suspended Inspector Boro (2018)

Inspector Boro is a talented martial artist and incorruptible officer. While suspended, he is requested by a higher official to find a girl Sabrina Rai, who was taken to Guwahati supposedly for job training but went missing.

Director: Kenny Basumatary

Language: Assamese

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kenny Basumatary
  • Suneet Bora
  • Anupam Kaushik Borah

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 110 min

Movie Trailer: Suspended Inspector Boro

  • Irumbu Thirai (2018)

A military officer borrows cash from a bank using fake documents for his sister’s wedding. However, when the money goes missing from his account, he starts an investigation that guides him to a hacker.

Director: P. S. Mithran

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vishal
  • Arjun
  • Samantha Akkineni
  • Vijay Varadharaj
  • Abool lee

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 160 min

Movie Trailer: Irumbu Thirai

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Kuttram 23 (2017)

Vetrimaran, Assistant Commissioner of Police, brings to light the crimes in the medical industry when he investigates a series of murders concerning chromosomes.

Director: Arivazhagan Venkatachalam

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action

Main Cast:

  • Arun Vijay
  • Abhinaya
  • Aishwarya

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 151 minutes

Movie Trailer: Kuttram 23 – Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Prime Video: Kuttram 23

  • Theeran Adhigaram Ondru (2017)

An honest cop finds himself transferred continuously due to his sincerity. After his last transfer, he found a document involving a squad of ruthless thieves who loot and kill along the highway.

Director: H. Vinoth

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Karthi
  • Rakul Preet Singh
  • Abhimanyu Singh

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 163 min

Movie Trailer: Theeran: Adigaram Ondru

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017)

Newlyweds Sreeja and Prasad struggle to cope with their lives and decide to sell Sreeja’s gold chain for money. However, a thief steals the chain during a bus journey, adding to their woes.

Director: Dileesh Pothan

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Suraj Venjaramoodu
  • Fahadh Faasil
  • Nimisha Sajayan

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 135 min

Movie Trailer: Thondimuthalum Dhriksaakshiyum Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

 

  • Kurangu Bommai (2017)

Loyal employee Sundaram takes orders from his boss Ekamabaram without question or defiance. Even when Ekamabaram asks Sundaram to smuggle a valuable idol in his car, he does so without complaint.

Director: Nithilan Swaminathan

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vidharth
  • Bharathiraja
  • Delna Davis

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 105 min

Movie Trailer: Kurangu Bommai

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Mom (2017)

Arya’s life changes when she is brutally gang-raped by a group of spoiled, wealthy students from her school, and two of their houses help. Her stepmother seeks justice and takes the help of a detective to teach the perpetrators a lesson.

Director: Ravi Udyawar

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Sridevi
  • Sajal Ali
  • Adnan Siddiqui
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Akshaye Khanna

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 146 min

Movie Trailer: Mom

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Thupparivaalan (2017)

Kaniyan, a detective from Visakhapatnam, is approached by a child to investigate the mystery behind his pet dog’s death. However, it leads Kaniyan to a larger conspiracy involving a deadly assassin.

Director: Mysskin

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vishal
  • Prasanna
  • Vinay
  • Anu Emmanuel
  • Andrea Jeremiah

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 151 min

Movie Trailer: Thupparivalan

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Shuddhi (2017)

An American woman making her way through India meets two journalists fighting for justice. Together, the three women set out to correct the sequel of wrongs.

Director: Adarsh Eshwarappa

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Lauren Spartano
  • Nivedhitha
  • Amrutha Karagada

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 118 min

Movie Trailer: Shuddhi 

  • Ittefaq (2017)

An acclaimed author and a young homemaker become the prime suspects in a murder. Police officer Dev must figure out who’s telling the truth when both offer conflicting stories about the possibilities of that fateful night.

Director: Abhay Chopra

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Sidharth Malhotra
  • Akshaye Khanna
  • Sonakshi Sinha

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 105 min

Movie Trailer: Ittefaq

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Dhruva (2016)

An IPS officer uncovers a network of organized crime. He then plans to take down the mastermind behind a massive racket and faces numerous challenges on his way.

Director: Surender Reddy

Language: Telugu

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Ram Charan
  • Arvind Swamy
  • Rakul Preet Singh
  • Navdeep

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 165 min

Movie Trailer: Dhruva

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

  • Pink (2016)

After being molested, Minal and her friends try to file an FIR against a politician’s nephew. Deepak, a retired lawyer, helps them fight the case when the subsequent case gets rigged.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Taapsee Pannu
  • Kirti Kulhari
  • Andrea Tariang
  • Vijay Varma

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 136 min

Movie Trailer: Pink

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu (2016)

Venkob Rao is a middle-aged man with Alzheimer’s disease who lives with his workaholic son, Shiva. When Venkob suddenly goes missing, Shiva sets out to find him with the help of a doctor.

Director: Hemanth M Rao

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Anant Nag
  • Rakshit Shetty
  • Vasishta N. Simha
  • Sruthi Hariharan

IMDB Rating: 8.7

Running Time: 144 min

Movie Trailer: Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu

  • Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

A restless serial killer Raman continually evades the law. But when he discovers a soulmate in Raghavan, the investigating officer of his case, he attempts to convince him of how comparable they are.

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Sobhita Dhulipala
  • Vicky Kaushal

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 127 min

Movie Trailer: Raman Raghav 2.0

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Badlapur

Raghu battles good and evil as he avenges the criminals who murdered his family 15 years ago.

Director: Sriram Raghavan

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action

Main Cast:

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Varun Dawan
  • Yami Gautam

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 134 min

Movie Trailer: Badlapur Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Watch Badlapur | Prime Video

 

  • Visaaranai (2015)

A group of immigrants is tortured to plead guilty for a crime they didn’t commit. When a police officer from their hometown helps set them free, they agree to do him a favor, unaware of the trouble they are getting into.

Director: Vetrimaaran

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Dinesh
  • Anandhi
  • Samuthirakani
  • Murugadoss

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Running Time: 118 min

Movie Trailer: Visaaranai

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Thani Oruvan (2015)

Siddharth Abhimanyu is a rich and powerful scientist who commits many medical malpractices for money. Hence, Mithran, a dutiful IPS officer, sets out to expose and bring him to justice.

Director: Mohan Raja

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Jayam Ravi
  • Arvind Swamy
  • Nayanthara

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Running Time: 158 min

Movie Trailer: Thani Oruvan

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Sathuranga Vettai (2014)

Gandhi, a skilled con man, successfully pulled off several high-profile scams. A group of people he had cheated on got together to trap him to settle scores.

Director: H. Vinoth

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Natraj
  • Ishaara Nair
  • Ponvannan
  • Ilavarasu

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 149 min

Movie Trailer: Sathuranga Vettai

Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

  • Thegidi (2014)

With his keen observational skills and graduation in Criminology, Vetri finds his passion by working in a private detective agency. Various cases are solved until he falls in love with Madhu and finds one of his cases revolving around her. Will he uncover the mystery that surrounds him?

Director: P. Ramesh

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Ashok Selvan
  • Janani Iyer
  • V. Jayaprakash

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 126 minutes

Movie Trailer: Thegidi Official Theatrical Trailer

Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

  • Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014)

Richi, a journalist, considers the versions of some of the individuals involved in a high-profile murder case, with the support of which he unveils the truth.

Director: Rakshit Shetty

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Rakshit Shetty
  • Kishore
  • Tara
  • Sheethal Shetty
  • Rishab Shetty

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Running Time: 154 min

Movie Trailer: Ulidavaru Kandanthe

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum (2013)

When Chandru supports a dying criminal unwittingly, the police arrest his entire family. Then, they start blackmailing him into allowing them to catch him, which triggers a risky game between Chandru and the criminal.

Director: Mysskin

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Sri
  • Mysskin
  • Shaji Chen
  • Adithya

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 142 min

Movie Trailer: Onnayum Aattukuttiyum

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Special 26 (2013)

A group of cons pose as CBI officers and conduct bogus raids to loot politicians and business people. When the honest CBI officers learn about this gang, they devise a plan to catch them red-handed.

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Akshay Kumar
  • Manoj Bajpayee
  • Kajal Agarwal
  • Jimmy Sheirgill

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 144 min

Movie Trailer: Special Chabbis

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Mumbai Police (2013)

Antony Moses is a daredevil police officer who has lost his memory after a fatal road accident. However, his friend and superior Farhan insists to continue his job and closes the case he was investigating before the mishap by keeping his amnesia secret from others.

Director: Rosshan Andrrews

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Prithviraj Sukumaran
  • Jayasurya
  • Rahman

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 145 min

Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

  • Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

Das kidnaps the son of a politician, Arumai, who has been plotting his kidnapping to extract cash from his father. Troubles arise when an insane police officer is brought to take the case.

Director: Nalan Kumarasamy

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vijay Sethupathi
  • Bobby Simha
  • Ashok Selvan
  • Ramesh Thilak

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 128 min

Movie Trailer: Soodhu Kavvum

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Kahani (2012)

Vidya, a pregnant woman, travels to Kolkata from London to find her missing husband. When all indications lead to a dead end, she recognizes there is more than what meets the eye.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vidya Balan
  • Parambrata Chatterjee
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Indraneil Sengupta

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 122 min

Movie Trailer: Kahani

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Talaash (2012)

A painful past, hiccups in marriage life, and a challenging murder case make Inspector Surjan Shekhawat run helter-skelter with the aid and comfort of Rosie, a prostitute.

Director: Reema Kagti, Priyamvada Narayanan(Second Unit Director)

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action

Main Cast:

  • Aamir Khan
  • Kareena Kapoor
  • Rani Mukherjee

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 140 min

Movie Trailer: Talaash Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Watch Talaash | Prime Video

 

  • Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (2012)

Venu works at a roadside shop and falls in love with Jyothi, employed in the adjoining apartment. However, before Venu expresses his love for her, she meets with an accident, and he gets arrested.

Director: Balaji Sakthivel

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Sri
  • Urmila Mahanta
  • Mithun Murali
  • Manisha Yadav

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 115 min

Movie Trailer: Vazhakku Enn 18/9

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Aaranya Kaandam (2010)

Singam Perumal is aged and hopeless for his wife, but he still is a substantial criminal. So when he attempts to beat his arch-enemy Gajendran with a plan, a sequel of incidents exposes a dog-eat-dog world.

Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Jackie Shroff
  • Ravi Krishna
  • Sampath Raj
  • Yasmin Ponnappa

IMDB Rating: 8.6

Running Time: 126 min

Movie Trailer: Aaranya Gaandam

  • Gulaal (2009)

Dilip, a law student from Rajpur, is abused and assaulted by a group led by Jadhwal. In his search for revenge, he gets embroiled in the messy world of politics.

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Raj Singh Chaudhary
  • Kay Kay Menon
  • Deepak Dobriyal
  • Mahi Gill

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 140 min

Movie Trailer: Gulaal

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Big B (2007)

When Mary gets murdered in cold blood, her four adopted children come together to find her killer. But, as they hunt for her murderer, larger conspiracies come to light.

Director: Amal Neerad

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Mammootty
  • Nafisa Ali
  • Manoj K Jayan
  • Bala
  • Sumit Naval

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 150 min

Movie Trailer: Big B 

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Cyanide (2006)

The movie is based on the aftermath of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. However, the showdown between the investigative group and the killers is shown here without mentioning Rajiv Gandhi or the LTTE.

Director: A. M. R. Ramesh

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Ravi Kale
  • Rangayana Raghu
  • Malavika Avinash
  • Tara

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 115 min

  • Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)

Raghavan, a police officer, sets out to arrest a serial killer who killed his friend’s daughter. But, as the offender goes rampant in other countries, Raghavan is compelled to go to New York to catch him.

Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon

Language: Tamil

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kamal Haasan
  • Jyothika
  • Kamalini Mukherjee
  • Prakash Raj

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Running Time:  174 min

Movie Trailer: Vetaiyadu Vilayadu

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Pokiri (2006)

A police officer masks himself as a criminal and joins the mafia to wipe out the criminals. Meanwhile, he fell in love with Shruti, an aerobics instructor.

Director: Puri Jagannadh

Language: Telugu

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Mahesh Babu
  • Ileana D’Cruz
  • Prakash Raj

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 168 min

Movie Trailer: Pokiri

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Maqbool (2003)

In Mumbai’s criminal underworld, Jahangir Khan is the lord of all lords. Those devoted to him include Maqbool, his chief. But Maqbool is in love with Nimmi, Jahangir’s mistress, who convinces him to be ambitious and take over the empire. After working potential rivals out of the way, Maqbool betrays Jahangir, murdering him in his bed. However, it isn’t long before the ghosts of their treacherous deeds haunt them.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Irrfan
  • Tabu
  • Pankaj Kapur
  • Om Puri
  • Naseeruddin Shah

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 132 min

Movie Trailer: Maqbool

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Swasthik (1998)

After the demise of his biological parents, Guru is raised by a family of Pakistani descent. But his happiness turns upside down when he realizes the truth.

Director: Upendra

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Raghavendra Rajkumar
  • Vijayalakshmi
  • Srinath

IMDB Rating: 8.7

Running Time: 140 min

  • Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)

After Peter enlists in the army, he’s assigned to train under the infamous Maj. Chauhan. He is a strict but talented officer who prepares Peter for a hostage-rescue mission in which terrorists have hijacked a bus. The passengers are saved, but in the process, Peter loses his leg, bringing his military career to an end. When Chauhan travels to Peter’s hometown to visit, he discovers Peter has been killed, and Chauhan vows revenge.

Director: Nana Patekar

Language: Hindi

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Nana Patekar
  • Madhuri Dixit
  • Dimple Kapadia
  • Habib Tanvir

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 168 min

Movie Trailer: Prahaar

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Guri (1986)

A dedicated and efficient customs officer is falsely charged with rape after he refuses mafia leader Rudrayya’s invitation to participate in criminal activities with him.

Director: P. Vasu

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Rajkumar
  • Archana
  • Mukhyamantri Chandru

IMDB Rating: 8

Running Time: 145 min

  • Sahasa Simha (1982)

Police officer Pratap unearths a child kidnapping gang during a murder investigation. He goes undercover as a gang member’s son to join the criminals and punishes the guilty.

Director: Joe Simon 

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Vishnuvardhan
  • Kajal Kiran
  • Rajya Lakshmi
  • Vajramuni

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 164 min

Streaming Platform: Amazon

  • Goa Dalli CID 999 (1968)

When Shekhar, a nuclear scientist, invents a destructive formula, his foes lure him by coaxing his gambling habit. As Shekhar starts winning all the bets, Agent 999 is sent to look into the matter.

Director: Dorai-Bhagavan

Language: Kannada

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Rajkumar
  • Lakshmi
  • Narasimharaju

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 144 min

Streaming Platform: Amazon

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