Thrillers are reserved for the most fearless of film fanatics. Thriller flicks are full of conflict, unexpected twists, and tensions, it is meant to have you on the edge of your seats.
Under the thriller umbrella, you will find murder mysteries, political conspiracies, crime, and psychological dramas as it contains multitudes. The best of them will have you biting your nails throughout.
Movies like the Drishyam film series have undoubtedly renewed interest in the established genre. Thrillers never go out of fashion as it keeps the audience intrigued. We have done our best to give you the top 10 best Indian thriller movies of 2022 (so far) with the respective OTT platforms.
1- Drishyam 2
Ajay Devgn returned in his most famous role Vijay Salgaonkar in the sequel of the cult Drishyam series. It revolves around Vijay, a cable operator, and his family. The film follows the storyline of the reopening of a murder case from the prequel which refuses to stop haunting them.
The film ended the box office drought of Hindi cinema and is eying to become one of the highest grosser of 2022. The film will have its OTT debut after the theatrical run.
2- Monika, Oh My Darling
Netflix’s film Monica, Oh My Darling is a neo-noir crime thriller that revolves around a robotic expert named Jayant Arkhedkar who dreams to rule the Unicorn group owned by his girlfriend (Nikki)’s father.
The film received a lot of accolades for the story and the performances of the main lead. It holds an IMDb rating of 7.5 out of 10. Available on Netflix.
The 2022 Kannada sensation Kantara tells the rights of indigenous people on the land where they have lived for generations. The most thrilling part of the movie is the climax which received accolades from all quarters.
It stands at 1st position in the IMDb all-time 250 Indian movies. The film has an IMDb rating of 8.8 out of 10. It is available on the Amazon Prime Video OTT platform in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil languages, while the Hindi OTT release date is yet to be announced.
4- Naane Varuvean
Naane Varuvean is a Tamil psychological thriller that revolves around rival twins, Prabhu and Kathir. It is headlined by Dhanush who received praise from critics and the audience alike for his outstanding performance in dual roles. The film has premiered on Amazon Prime Video, it has an IMDb rating of 6.3 out of 10.
Kamal Hassan’s action thriller Vikram has grossed big at the box office this year. The Tamil film follows the storyline of the Black Ops cop team’s mission of unmasking a gang of masked murderers.
It is headlined by the powerhouses likes of Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, and Vijay Sethupathi. The cameo appearance from Suriya as a mafia kingpin named Rolex received a lot of accolades. IMDb rating is 8.4/10 and the digital partner is Disney+Hotstar.
6- Karthikeya 2
The Telugu film Karthikeya 2 has emerged as a huge hit in all versions. It revolves around the ornaments of Lord Krishna and Indian History. The most catching part of the film is Anupam Kher’s monologue about Shri Krishna, which went viral on social media.
It is available on the homegrown streaming platform Zee5 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. IMDb 7.9/10.
7- Etharkum Thunindhavan
Suriya’s action thriller, “Etharkum Thunindhavan” is available on Netflix in Hindi. The film was a huge hit in Tamil, it is directed by the known director Pandiraj and backed by Kalanithi Maran under Sun Pictures. Along with Suriya, it has Priyanka Arul Mohana and Sathyaraj in key roles.
The latest Tamil espionage thriller Sardar is headlined by Karthi. The film marks his back-to-back hit after Ponniyin Selvan-1. It is available on the streaming platform Aha. Directed by P.S Mithran and bankrolled by S. Lakshman Kumar under the banner Prince Pictures.
It is a survival thriller and has an IMDb rating of 6.9 out of 10. The film is directed by Sajimon Prabhakar and starred by Fahad Faasil. The national-winning award actor has received praise for his role in the film from the audience and critics alike. It is available on Amazon Prime Video.
10- Hit-The First Case
The film has an IMDb rating of 6.9 out of 10. The film underperformed at the box office, however, OTT audiences love the flick and Rao’s performance. The mystery thriller is a Hindi remake of a Telugu film of the same name. It is available on Netflix.