We have compiled the best nail-biting crime thrillers of Bollywood which are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, and Disney+Hotstar. If you are a fan of the crime thriller genre or you want to find some of the best Bollywood crime thriller movies, here are the movies you should not miss.
Binge-watch all these movies, as they are the most gripping crime thrillers on OTT platforms. Don’t miss out on this list of the best Bollywood gruesome crime thrillers, from new to old.
There are several Bollywood crime thriller movies available for binge watching on OTT. In addition, many upcoming Bollywood films in the crime and thriller genres are scheduled for theatrical and OTT releases in 2023.
There are a number of movies available on digital platforms, but here you can check out the list of selected ones. Few Bollywood suspense thriller movies are gripping until the end.
Director: Vasan Bala
Production Company: Matchbox Shots
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Release Date: 11 November 2022
Star Cast (Key Role): Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte
The Neo-Noir crime comedy series had a direct-to-OTT release on Netflix and received positive responses from the public and critics. Also, it became the most viewed film on the platform.
Monica, O My Darling is based on the 1989 Japanese novel Burutasu No Shinzo by author Keigo Higashino, and its title is taken from the 1971 Hindi thriller movie Caravan’s iconic item number “Piya tu ab to aaja,” featuring Helen.
Director: R. Balki
Production Company: Hope Production
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Release Date: 23 September 2022
Star Cast (Key Role): Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary
The R. Balki directorial is the third Hindi film of Mollywood superstar Dulquer Salmaan after Karwaan and The Zoya Factor. Also, the film marks actor Sunny Deol’s comeback after the 2019 action thriller film Black.
The film’s story revolves around IG Mathur, who is head of the crime branch in Mumbai and is on a mission to catch a psychopath serial killer who targets film critics. The crime thriller raises questions about the ethics of criticism.
Director: Ranjit M. Tewari
Production Company: Pooja Entertainment
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
Release Date: 2 September 2022
Star Cast (Key Role): Akshay Kumar, Rakul Preet Singh, Sargun Mehta
Cuttpullti had a direct OTT release on Disney+Hotstar, and it is the remake of the 2018 Tamil film Ratsasan, which starred Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul in the lead roles.
The Ranjit M. Tewari directorial follows an aspiring film director who, after facing multiple rejections from film producers and under his family’s pressure, decides to switch his profession from a director to an SI in the Himachal Pradesh police, which leads him to embark on a chase for the truth and reveal a gruesome conspiracy.
Director: Sidharth Sengupta
Production Company: Lyca Productions, Colour Yellow Productions, Mahaveer Jain Films
IMDb Rating: 5.5/10
Release Date: 29 July 2022
Star Cast (Key Role): Janhvi Kapoor, Samta Sudiksha
Good Luck Jerry is the remake of the 2018 Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, which was a commercial success. The Janhvi Kapoor starrer had a direct-to-OTT release on Disney+Hotstar.
The film is written by Pankaj Matta and produced by Subaskaran Allirajah, Aanand L. Rai, and Mahaveer Jain. The film revolves around Janhvi Kapoor’s character Jaya “Jerry” Kumar, who dived into the world of drug peddling due to her desperate need for money, which led her into an even worse situation.
Director: Sailesh Kolanu
Production Company: T-Series Films, Dil Raju Productions
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Release Date: 15 July 2022
Star Cast (Key Role): Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra
Directed and written by Sailesh Kolanu, HIT: The First Case is the Hindi remake of Kolanu’s 2020 Telugu film of the same name. The film, after getting a mixed response in its theatrical release, was released on Netflix on August 28.
The film revolves around a cop named Vikram Jaisingh, who works in the Homicide Intervention Team (HIT) and is on a mission to solve a kidnapping case. Things get more complicated when he starts investigating the case, and some shocking truths come out during the entire process.
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Production Company: Matchbox Pictures
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10.
Release Date: 5 October 2018.
Star Cast (Key Role): Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, and Tabu.
This is an underrated film, which had won 3 national awards. It is available on Netflix. The Movie is based on a French film the Piano tuner where Ayushmann Khurrana who is playing the role of a blind pianist in the film, gets embroiled in the murder of a former actor. Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu got appreciations for their performances in the film, both by the critics and the fans.
Director: Hansal Mehta
Production Company: Swiss Entertainment, Karma Features
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10.
Release Date: 4 May 2018
Star Cast (Key Role): Rajkumar Rao
This movie has been made under the Direction of Hansal Mehta who has given us a superhit web series Scam1992 last year. If you are a fan of real-life based crime movies, then it’s a must-watch for you. Highly underrated, It is a blend of biographical crime & drama, One of the brilliant performances by Rajkumar Rao in any of his movies. The movie explores Omar’s life, who had served in Indian jail and was arrested for kidnapping foreigners in 1994. The movie is available on the Zee5 platform.
8- Dial 100
Director: Rensil D’Silva.
Production Company: Sony Pictures Films India
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Release Date: 6 August 2021
Star Cast (Key Role): Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, and Sakshi Tanwar
Stellar performances by Manoj Bajpayee and Neena Gupta as expected from both the veterans of the Film Industry. The Movie revolves around Neena Gupta who is playing a character of a disordered woman, who calls Manoj (a cop) that she is going to commit suicide, later in the movie Manoj finds out that the woman is lying, it’s a trap & his family is in danger. What the mysterious woman will do next? Find it out on the Zee5 platform.
You will again witness Manoj Bajpayee as a Cop in this Movie After the two Super Hit seasons of the Web Series ‘The Family Man’.
9- Raat Akeli Hai
Director: Honey Trehan.
Production Company: Macguffin pictures, RSVP Movies
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10.
Release Date: 31 July 2021
Star Cast (Key Role): Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is performing a cop role in the movie, who is summoned to investigate a death of a politician and the suspects of the murder is the politician’s own family members. Will Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be able to solve this puzzling crime scene?. Watch this amazing thriller movie on Netflix. He got Filmfare’s Best Actor OTT Award for his brilliant performance in the film. The film also features Shweta Tripathi, Radhika Apte, and Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia.
Producer: Arjun Rampal, Rutvij Patel
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Release Date: 8 September 2017.
Star Cast (Key Role): Arjun Rampal
Daddy is based on a real-life biopic of an underworld DON Arun Gawli. The Movie explores the life of the Mumbai gangster Arjun Rampal(Arun Gawli) that how a gangster got the name Daddy and turned to a politician later. Arjun Rampal also co-wrote and produced this film. Farhan Akhtar’s character name is Maqsood in the movie. It is available on Amazon Prime.
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Producer: Shailesh R Singh
IMDb Rating: 9/10.
Release Date: 22 July 2016
Star Cast (Key Role): Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill
Irrfan aka Nirmal kidnaps the son of the Home Minister who was somehow involved in the death of Nirmal’s family member, why will the Home Minister do that to an ordinary man? Madaari is a nerve-racking thriller movie. This movie was a sleeper hit that later became a cult classic. Jimmy Shergill is playing a cop role in the film. This movie is available on Zee5. Nishikant Kamat the director of the super hit action movie Force who also played the Negative role in the movie Rocky Handsome. He had directed this film. Sadly, we have lost both the veterans Nishikant Kamat and Irrfan khan too soon.
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Release Date: 8 January 2016.
Star Cast (Key Role): Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is the producer of this film who already has several hits like Mission Kashmir, 3 Idiots, and Munna Bhai series, etc.
The film explores the story of Farhan Akhtar (Danish Ali) an ATS(Anti Terrorism Squad) officer chasing wazir, who is threatening Amitabh Bachchan( Pandit Omkar Nath Dhar) a disabled man. Neil Nitin Mukesh is in the role of wazir in this movie. Will Danish be able to catch wazir? Who is the pawn in the movie? Watch this chess game-based movie on Amazon Prime Video.
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Production Company: Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Release Date: 11 May 2018
Star Cast (Key Role): Alia Bhatt
It is the highest-grossing film of the director Meghna Gulzar who is the daughter of the famous poet Gulzar.
In this movie, Alia Bhatt is in a lead role featuring Vicky Kaushal. Based on a novel written by Harinder Sikka in which an Indian spy of R&AW marries a Pakistani military officer upon her father’s request to relay information to India. This crime-thriller is available on Amazon Prime Video.
14- Raman Raghav2.0
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Production Company: Phantom films
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10.
Release Date: 24 June 2016 in India.
Star Cast (Key Role): Nawazuddin Siddiquie, Vicky Kaushal.
This film is based on the 60’s Mumbai serial killer Psycho Raman (Nawaz) where he somehow also involved a police officer Raghav (Vicky Kaushal). This mind-boggling crime thriller is available on Amazon Prime. This film is directed by Anurag Kashyap who is a big name among directors in the film industry. He is known for his film Gangs of Wasseypur.
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Production Company: Red Chillies Entertainment, Azure Entertainment
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10.
Release Date: 8 March 2019.
Star Cast (Key Role): Amitabh Bacchan, Tapsee Pannu, and Amrita Singh
It is a remake of the Spanish film The Invisible Guest where Taapsee Pannu is playing the character of Naina who is accused of murder in the film. Naina’s lawyer without knowing anything hires famous defense attorney Amitabh Bachchan aka Badal Gupta who later turned into the father of the boy who got murdered. This movie is hard to explain in words as it is directed by Sujoy Ghosh, director of the Super Hit Kahani series starring Vidya Balan. You have to watch it to know it. It is available on Netflix.
16- Mardaani 2
Director: Gopi Puthran
Producer: Aditya Chopra
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Release Date: 13 December 2019.
Star Cast (Key Role): Rani Mukerji
This movie is a sequel to Mardaani. “Police Media Nahin Ki Bina Saboot Ke Faisla Suna De” is the most likable dialogue of the movie.
Rani Mukerji is in the role of Shivani Shivaji Roy in this movie who wears the uniform of a crime branch inspector whose purpose is to find a psycho criminal who kidnaps the orphan girls. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
17- Mumbai Saga
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Production Company: T-Series
IMDb Rating: 6/10
Release Date: 19th March 2021
Star Cast (Key Role): John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi
If you loved the Movie Shootout at Wadala then it’s a must-watch for you. The film is based on 90’s real-life events, a guy from a lower-middle-class family John Abraham (Amartya Rao) who becomes a badass underworld don when some bad guys tried to kill his younger brother. Apt dialogues like ‘Bandook Se Nikali Goli Na Eid Dekhti Hai Na Holi’ are the tip of the iceberg in the movie. It was a theatrical release but because of covid19 protocols later it got premiered on Amazon Video Prime.
18- Section 375
Director: Ajay Bahl
Production Company: Panorama Studios and T-Series
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Release Date: 13 September 2019
Star Cast (Key Role): Akshay Khanna, Richa Chadda
The Movie revolves around a courtroom drama where Akshay Khanna aka Tarun Saluja fights his case for the notable film director who is accused of a crime that he raped his assistant costume designer. Richa Chadha aka Hiral Gandhi is in a role of a lawyer of the victim. Is she really a victim? Watch this Crime Drama Thriller on Amazon Prime Video to get the answer to your query.
19- Article 15
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Production Company: Zee Studios
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Release Date: 28 June 2019
Star Cast (Key Role): Ayushmann Khurrana
Anubhav Sinha is the director of the movie Article15 who is known for his movies like Ra.One, Mulk, Thappad, etc.
The Movie is on the Caste-based crime issue in Uttar Pradesh. Ayushman Khurrana is playing a character named Ayan, an IPS officer, who tries to find the murderers who have hanged three young girls on a tree in a village because they belong to a scheduled caste. Inspired by real events of killings in Badaun village in Uttar Pradesh. Watch it on Netflix.
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Production Company: RSVP Movies
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Release Date: 1 March 2019
Star Cast (Key Role): Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee
Sonchiriya is based on the 70’s dacoits of Chambal Valley. The Movie revolves around saving the life of a girl named Sonchiriya. Rebels get killed one by one, trying to save the girl from Indumati’s family head.
Manoj Bajpayee(Man Singh) is in the role of leader of the dacoits who has two loyal men who respect him more than anything, Sushant Singh Rajput in the role of Lakhan and Ranvir Shorey in the role of Vakil Singh. Have the rebels got to succeed in saving the child? It is available on Zee5.