In Pictures: Bollywood's best suspense thrillers

Updated: Jan 31, 2017, 12:39
  • In Pictures: Bollywood's best suspense thrillers
    'Kaabil' (2017): Central to 'Kaabil' story isn't a romance, but an all-consuming thriller about crime and punishment. The visually impaired couple, Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam, is up against odds that are even further stacked up against them - caught as they are between municipal politicians (Rohit, Ronit Roy) and a bunch of thug Mumbai cops (Narendra Jha, Girish Kulkarni). 'Kaabil' is the kind of script that, if being narrated to a room full of listeners, would have absolutely everyone guessing what happens next
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    Manorama Six Feet Under (2007): An amateur, small-town detective gets entangled in a mess of lies, deceit and murder. The film has Abhay Doel at his very best, with good supporting acts from Raima Sen and Gul Panag
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    100 Days (1991): A young woman has a dream of her sister getting killed, and the same turns out to be true. She keeps getting visions with various clues that eventually lead her to the murderer. Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff and Javed Jaffrey star in the film
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    Ittefaq (1969): A painter being tried for his wife's murder escapes from the mental hospital which he has been sent to, and lands up at a woman's house, holding her at gunpoint to evade arrest. There's a dead body in the house though; Ittefaq has Rajesh Khanna in one of his rare non-romantic roles at his peak
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    Shikar (1968): A manager comes to know that a man has been murdered and informs the police. However, all evidences at the crime scene have been tampered, making it extremely difficult for the cops to make any headway into investigations. Dharmendra, Asha Parekh and Sanjeev Kumar play lead roles
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    Parwana (1971): An artist is obsessed with a girl, but the latter is in love with a wealthy tea plantation owner, who somehow gets entangled in the murder case of the girl’s uncle. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Navin Nischol and Yogeeta Bali
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    Dhund (1973): A young woman's invalid husband gets killed. The widow and her ex-boyfriend are viewed as suspects, but the actual killer is someone else. Zeenat Aman, Sanjay Khan and Danny Denzongpa star in the film
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    Inkaar (1978): A wealthy businessman uses the help of a police officer - who had wanted to marry the businessman's sister but was not given permission -- to trace down his servant's son, who has been mistakenly kidnapped for ransom instead of the entrepreneur's son. The kidnapped boy is rescued but the main abductor is still at large and the money isn't recovered. Vinod Khanna puts in a stellar performance as the cop
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    Khamosh (1985): Arguably Hindi cinema's most underrated thriller, this Vidhu Vinod Chopra flick has a plot wherein the murderer is among the group of people living in a hotel, but the mystery over the actual killer is brilliantly hidden in the plot till the absorbing climax. Star cast includes stalwarts like Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Pankaj Kapoor
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    Khoj (1989): A man gets a call from a priest saying his missing wife is with him in the Church. But, after seeing her, he claims that she is not his wife. The inspector who is investigating the case, however, finds all the proofs to be against the man, but the husband maintains his stand. The film has Rishi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Kimi Katkar among the principal cast
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    Kanoon (1960): The film is a courtroom drama, where the judge's would-be son-in-law is the defence lawyer in a case of murder for which he actually suspects his would-be father-in-law. Rajendra Kumar, Nanda and Ashok Kumar play the central characters
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With Hrithik Roshan's 'Kaabil' hitting the screens, we look back at some of the best thrillers to come out of Bollywood in the last few decades

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