Staying at home and maintaining self-isolation during this lockdown phase is very important. If one is running out of things to do at home, catch up on these must-watch Hindi thriller movies from 2000s that are still fresh in people’s mind.
Here are 8 of Bollywood’s best thrillers from the early aughts.
This psychological thriller which is based on the Tamil film Yavarum Nalam by Vikram Kumar, follows the life of Manohar (R Madhavan) who has shifted to a new apartment with his family. The family gets hooked on to a TV serial and eerily all the events that happen in the serial start occurring in the family’s life as well.
2- Ek Hasina Thi
This film, directed by Sriram Raghavan, is the story of a woman (Urmila Matondkar) who gets involved with a man (Saif Ali Khan) and he sets her up for a crime she has not committed. She then sets out for revenge by setting him up. The psyche of the lead female character has a drastic change after the events she has to go through which leads up to the climax which is creepy to the core.
3- A Wednesday!
A Wednesday is an expertly plotted action thriller that draws well-deserved comparisons to Die Hard and keeps you guessing until the end. The plot is quite gripping and takes you on a trip of Mumbai through your screen. The movie is every bit worth-watching and has acquired a cult status.
A classic cop film with dramatic twists and unpredictable turns, Khakee is an enthralling thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There’s the police, the ISI, terrorists, the so-called “system’’ and everything in between.
The first installment of the Race film series stars Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif and Bipasha Basu in lead roles. Perfect story with plenty of twists that drive u crazier,u never know what the story folds next minute!!
This movie is undeniably one of the most engrossing suspense thrillers of Bollywood that can keep you glued to the edge of your seats. ‘Everything is Planned’, that is one dialogue which went on to become a cult reaction to any betrayal perhaps.
This psychological thriller was highly appreciated with Rajeev Khandelwal receiving rave reviews for his role. Rajkumar Gupta’s gripping thriller was based on a Filipino-American movie where an expatriate visiting his family is told his family is being held ransom. And they will be killed unless he obeys a series of instructions on the phone. With an utterly gripping performance by Rajeev, this critically acclaimed film thrills and terrifies.
Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) hires three blind men (Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal & Arjun Rampal) to rob the bank that has fired him. Sushmita Sen’s character is hired to train them. The plot twists in this one will keep you hooked. Watch to keep yourself entertained for 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon!