If you are into watching suspense thriller movies that make you sit on the edge of the seat but have exhausted options from Bollywood, we suggest you give the South Indian industry a try. Everything about their movies is eccentric, and with their out of the box ideas, they continuously win the hearts of the audience. With great acting, good direction and extravagant sets, South Indian cinema, at times, has surpassed Bollywood by leaps and bounds. Here’s a list of the best suspense thrillers from down south.
1. 7th Day
Teemed with a lot of twists and turns in the movie, 7th Day is an exciting watch. The entire storyline is quite intriguing but the end will blow your mind as the way the mystery detangles is top-notch. If you haven’t watched this one already, add it to your list.
2. Mumbai Police
Mumbai Police by Rosshan Andrews breaks all the barriers with a film like this one. ACP Antony played by Prithiviraj Sukumaran is tracking down his friend’s murderer but ends up losing his memory. The whole mystery tale will keep you gripped, This movie also earned accolades at the box office and also gained critical appreciation.
3. Vikram Vedha
Inspired by Vikram Betaal, this Tamil movie is yet another bold one, starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupati. The plot is about a tough-minded cop and a notorious gangster, Vedha, where the cop’s pursuit to get the criminal turns into a dramatic plot, thereby keeping the audience intrigued. The versatile compositions along with withering dialogues, this movie promises to keep the level of suspense high.
While we have already seen the remake of Drishyam in Bollywood, the original Malayalam movie also involves a stellar cast and plot. A happy family’s fate turns around when the daughter is blackmailed of being filmed. The father of the family then works hard to put an end to the ordeal. The movie triumphs at every single angle and is a masterpiece that should not be missed.
Despite all the controversies that surrounded Vishwapooram, this pulsating thriller is a confidently narrated movie. With the punch lines, demanding dialogues and Kamal Hasan’s incredible acting, the overall movie warrants an emotional ride with drama in perfect measure.
No loose ends whatsoever, U-turn, a Kannada film, is etched into our minds with its impeccable storyline. The movie tells a compelling story from the beginning, as it shows a basic traffic violation that further turns into an unsettling murder mystery. U-turn is a low-budget film that scored high on excellence and brilliant acting chops by a stellar cast.
7. Irumbu Thirai
There are many films based on cybercrime but Irumbu Thirai knocks it out of the park, as it talks about social relevance. The movie is based on defense information leak, where a guy has hacked the data and has put the country’s safety at risk. This Tamil thriller is unquestionably the best one that makes us know the nuances of data theft.
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