There are a number of Bollywood movies released every year. Each and every movie has its own different genre including comedy, action, horror, suspense, thriller, romantic, film noir, fantasy, sports, supernatural, and so on. It was very hard to pick 11 out of countless movies. After finishing the list, another movie stuck into my mind and I had to insert that movie in the list. So after devoting a lot of time to it, Movienasha compiled a list of “Top 11 thriller Bollywood movies 2015 which you should watch”. The movies which are mentioned below were personally watched by me and all are really good to watch. I hope this will entice you to watch some. Please leave comments or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments and feedback are most welcome!
Best Thriller Bollywood Movies You Shouldn’t Miss It
11. Phantom (2015)
Phantom is a movie which is full of action and thrillers. The plot of the movie was designed in a real-life scenario that happened in India years ago and Bollywood is always interested in bringing the dead back to life. Still moving on and not being partial, the movie plays on the sentiments of one of the darkest incidents in India’s recent history, as viewers follow a convoluted plot involving a rogue group of agents from India who hatch a plot to avenge the deaths of the 166 people who were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks on its soil.
The screenplay of the film has been written in coordination with author Hussain Zaidi’s book Mumbai Avengers in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Phantom was banned in Pakistan following a petition by Hafiz Saeed. It’s an oversimplified but patriotic thriller movie.
10. Uvaa (2015)
Uvaa is one of the best thriller Bollywood movies 2015 which was made under the direction of Jasbir B.Bhati and the music to the film was given by Rashid Khan and it was released in 2015. The movie features 5 actors as schoolboys from one of the U.P.’s (Uttar Pradesh) villages, namely Sangram Singh as Coach Sangram Singh, Rohan Mehra as Anil Sharma, Mohit Bhagel as Salman Khan, Lavin Gothi as Vikram Tyagi and Bhupender and Meghvrat Singh as Deen are not educated enough.
Their parents decided to get their admissions done in an English medium school in Faridabad. All 5 of them fell in love with their batchmates starring Poonam Pandey as Puja, Neha Khan as Mala, Vinti Idnani as Nisha, Sheena Bajaj as Rashmi and Yukti Kapoor as Roshni, and their respective teachers as well, not having any particular aim in life to achieve anything and living their lives fearlessly. They only want to enjoy their lives and tease and crack jokes on people around them.
But in the meanwhile, when their studies are going on, a twist comes into their lives which completely changes their lives forever and their perspective towards their lives and their aims as well. Now, this is where the climax comes in, all these 5 guys get involved in a rape case and this is where Jimmy Shergil comes on screen.
Jimmy Shergil plays the character of SP Tejaveer Singh who wishes to give the statement of death or whatsoever the punishment is to that person who indeed is the criminal and they get involved in the rape case of their own college’s principal’s daughter. So whether all of them come out clean or some of them are the hidden culprits, this is what the movie is all about. I think you have just given one chance to watch this movie. If you like it or not, don’t forget to share your opinions with us.
9. Ranbanka (2015)
‘Ranbanka’- the word comes from an Indian dictionary, a word from Rajasthani vocabulary, which means ‘a Warrior’. The set was set up in Mathura in northern India and the film stars Manish Paul in the lead role as Rahul Sharma on-screen, Pooja Thakur as his wife known as Priya on-screen, Avya Aggarwal as their son known as Ayush on-screen, Rudra kaushish as MLA Prakash Singh (brother of Raghan on screen) and Ravi Kishen as the villain known as Raghav on screen.
Rahul is an engineer who was just posted to Mathura. He settled down in the Northern State with his beautiful wife Priya and their son Ayush. On the other hand, Raghav has terrorized the locals of Mathura, and he runs a parallel administration in the city. Now like any other diplomatic Bollywood story, Raghav wants to marry Rahul’s beautiful wife Priya knowing that she is married and having a baby too. He forced Priya to accept his proposal which, when reported to the police, escalated the tension further as the local Police Department was much under Raghav’s influence. However, Raghav’s brother, the upright MLA Prakash Singh, disapproves of his younger brother’s behavior and lifestyle.
Now, the Sharma family tries to leave the city which results to be unsuccessful and in the very next stage they are threatened by their child which worsens the situation. Now, like any other Bollywood film, the shirt comes off and the fight begins and at the end, Sharma wins, and the film ends. According to me, Pooja Thakur is fine as a mother, Manish Paul as an engineer is okay, however, Ravi supports his negative role comfortably but the story and the cast do not properly fit in. Moving on, the main aim of the movie was that when a common man who is triggered can turn into a rebel i.e. do not underestimate the power of a common man.
8. Rahasya (2015)
Rahasya (English: Mystery) is an Indian murder mystery+thriller movie directed and written by Manish Gupta. The movie was released on 30 January 2015 starring Kay Kay Menon, Ashish Vidyarthi, Tisca Chopra, Mita Vasisht, Nimai Bali, Ashwani Kalsekar and many others. The movie was inspired by the Aarushi murder case, which was met with some criticism by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. The movie generally received positive reviews.
The film revolves around the story of an 18-year-old girl, Ayesha Mahajan (Sakshi Sem), who is murdered in her own house. Her father Sachin Mahajan (Ashish Vidyarthi) is deemed the prime suspect in the murder. CBI Officer Sunil Paraskar (Kay Kay Menon) picks up the case and soon finds evidence that makes it more difficult to determine who exactly is responsible for Ayesha’s death. In the end, he realizes that Ayesha’s mother (Tisca Chopra) had murdered her because Ayesha was an illegitimate child of Sachin and the family’s maid (Ashwini Kalsekar).
7. Badlapur (2015)
“Badlapur” is technically sound and ticks all the right boxes in dialogue, screenplay, art design, cinematography, and sound design. The editing could have been tightened a wee bit more, and in some parts, you do feel things slowing down a little. Anyways moving towards the plot and the story Misha (Yami Gautam, who plays Varun’s wife in the film), and her son get accidentally murdered as two bank robbers try to escape with the loot in their car. One of them is Nawazuddin Siddiqui. While his accomplice escapes with the loot and the murder weapon, Nawaz, who plays Liak in the film, is nabbed by the police and is sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. He doesn’t admit to his crime, nor does he give out the name of his partner.
Raghu’s (Varun Dhawan) picture-perfect life comes to a bloody halt with the two sudden deaths of his wife and son. And overnight he transitions from a loving husband and father to a man who’ll take revenge for sure. That is what the title says. He leaves his home in Pune and moves a few hours away, to ‘Badlapur’. Fifteen years go by but time is unable to dilute his thirst for revenge. ‘Badlapur’, which is his home now, becomes a metaphor for his vindictive refuge.
He makes Liak the cheeky, witty, twisted slime ball, whose spirit cannot be beaten, not by the police, not by Raghu, not even by destiny. He’s a killer and a romantic too and he loves his mother and he’s also a loyal friend. Still, Ragu, after living for 15 years in Badlapur, gets to know a lot about it and as the film progresses, we get to see a lot of new faces. Now Raghu gets to know how the accident happened and figures out who Link is and who he was with.
To take revenge, Raghu does spend the night with Liak’s and his friend’s wife and kills both of them ( liak’s friend and his wife). After having intercourse with Liak’s girlfriend as well Raghu moves towards Liak and goes to kill him but this time the as the clock strikes 9, the phase changes and Liak takes the charge of both the murders ( Misha and her son ) and says to Raghu that what more difference remains between them if both of them had committed crimes and that of murders. Still, Sriram did a fabulous job compared to his previous releases.
Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte, Huma Qureshi, and Kumud Mishra deliver top-notch performances in their limited screen time. Radhika stands out especially as the good protective wife and the scenes involving her, Vinay, and Varun are some of the best. Vinay is apt for the part as a husband with a past, as is Huma, who delivers a controlled performance as a call-girl. Kumud Mishra, the post-bellied police inspector, manages to show multiple shades ranging from fury to patience. The director doesn’t linger on any scene or any line more than what is required. It’s amazing how with the least amount of dialogues he manages to give us an insight into each of his characters. It’s as thrilling as it is introspective. There’s no good, bad, or ugly. Go figure.
6. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is one of the top and best suspense movies in Bollywood directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Aditya Chopra and Banerjee. The movie was released on 3 April 2015 starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Swastika Mukherjee, and Anand Tiwari in the lead role. The movie is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer. Films like Byomkesh Bakshy deserve a sequel. Such perfect movies aren’t made frequently in this country. Sushant Singh Rajput did his character very well in the movie.
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I watched it again yesterday and shall watch it again and again whenever I get a chance. and, of course, one of the reasons is the acting of Neeraj Kabi. This movie is a great mix of noir and detective thrillers. The movie is full of suspense and thrillers. The movie gained a positive review from the critics as well as from audiences. This mystery is the one you would want to solve. The dialogue of Dr.Guha ” Bakshy Babu meri Dosti nahi le sake, toh meri Dushmani Kaise loge” is awesomely presented by Neeraj Kabi. Must watch the movie for every detective’s movie fans.
5. NH10 (2015)
‘NH10’, directed by Navdeep Singh, is about a road trip that goes horribly wrong when a young married couple crosses paths with a gang of ruthless killers on the national highway. The married couple is none other than Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam, who is shot dead at the end of the film. It’s a standard genre movie on the surface, and Singh does a good job of creating edge-of-the-seat tension. But he also layers the narrative with rich subtext, delivering so much more than your average thriller. It’s often terrifying on this highway and proves that one wrong turn can cost you even your life, but you’ll be glad you were there for the ride.
On the whole, NH10 is raw and entertaining in its own way. The location of the set was made while running on the National Highway 10 and in a village where the one-woman show ends the film. What I felt was that the film was all about choosing the right destination for your honeymoon and moreover correct life partner who at least knows google maps. No doubt, it is meant more for the class audience but since the investment in the film is not big, it would very easily fetch commission. The rest of the film was not a great hit but not a flop either.
Part of the story is loosely adapted to the 2007 Manoj-Babli honor killing case. The movie is based on the plot of the British film Eden Lake. The film and Sharma’s performance received critical acclaim, and the movie emerged as a sleeper hit. Some critics consider it the most violent Hindi-language movie of the 2010s but I don’t totally agree with the critics. NH10 is a necessary tale of revenge. I think you just have given a chance to watch this movie. Don’t forget to share your opinion with us. Your comments are always welcome!!
4. Gabbar Is Back (2015)
Gabbar Is Back is also one of my favorite action and thriller movies directed by Krish and produced by Shabinaa Khan, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie was released on 1 May 2015 starring Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Suman Talwar, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Sunil Grover in the lead role. The movie is a remake of the Tamil movie Ramanaa (2002) directed by A.R. Murugadoss. The movie was just awesome. The movie has outstanding background music backed with terrific dialogue and equally great dialogue delivery. This time Gabbar will fight for public excellence. Akshay is rocking nowadays. The way he is signing the films now is brilliant. Baby and Gabbar is one of my favorite movies by Akshay Kumar.
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If you enjoy films that have good vs evil stories with full-on action and ‘Dhamakedaar’ dialogues, this is your film. The movie was very good with a good message, a message that needs to be understood by every person living in India, to treat everyone equally and fairly with no corruption. We live in a world where if it does not hurt us then it’s not our problem even if it is causing a big problem to others. After watching this, we surely need a real “Gabbar” to blow some courage in all of us and wipe out corruption from the root. Pachaas Pachaas Kos Dur Jabh Koi Rishwat Leta Hai, Toh Sabh Kehte Hain Mat Le Varna, Gabbar Aa Jaaega.
3. Talvar (2015)
Talvar (English title: Guilty) is one of the best Bollywood thriller movies directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Vineet Jain and Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie was released on 2 October 2015 starring Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, and Sohum Shah in the lead role. The movie is based on the 2008 Noida double murder case. The film has tried to cover all the aspects regarding Aarushi’s murder case. I am very disappointed with the way CBI and the police handled this case. Talvar is a film striving to portray the case not in a black and white manner by clearly demarcating who is in the right and who in the wrong, but by trying to present all sides of the case in an unbiased manner.
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However, the film will fail in its endeavor if the public itself decides to take sides before reviewing the film. If we have already firmly made up our minds regarding the culprits and the perpetrators of this case, I see no point in those individuals seeing this film. The prime objective of this motion picture will fall flat on people whose vision is already tainted with their version of black and white. This movie has literally shaken me from inside. I can’t get over its impact. It really hits you deep inside your mind. It compels you to think over the circumstances and re-rationalize your thoughts. “Talvar” in a true sense, the conflict between justice and prejudice has a deep impact on us and our society. It’s an eye-opening movie and I must watch a movie.
2. Drishyam (2015)
Drishyam is an Indian thriller movie directed by Nishikant Kamat and produced by Ajit Andhare, Abhishek Pathak, and Kumar Mangat Pathak. The movie was released on 31 July 2015 starring Ajay Devgan, Tabu, and Shriya Saran in the lead role. The video was distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The movie is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam movie Drishyam starring Mohanlal and Meena in the lead role which was directed and written by Jeethu Joseph.
The Malayalam movie Drishyam set a record after finishing 10,000 shows within 26 days. The movie became the highest-grossing film in the history of Malayalam cinema. The movie received a very strong positive response from critics as well as from the public with an average score of 8.9 out of 10 by IMDb. There is a lot of expectation from the movie to perform very well at the box office which is going to be released on 31 July 2015. Drishyam is one of my all-time favorite thriller Bollywood movies 2015.
The movie features Ajay Devgan as Vijay Salgaonkar, Tabu as IG Meera Deshmukh, Shriya Saran as Nandhani Vijay Salgaonkar, Ishita Dutta as Vijay’s daughter, Rajat Kapoor as Meera’s Husband, and Prathamesh Parab. The soundtrack of the movie is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics written by Gulzar. It is one of the most-awaited, or so we can say, most anticipated movies of 2015 in Bollywood. The movie looks like an interesting plot with lots of drama and suspense. Ajay and Tabu look set to mark with their performance too. This movie always comes in the category of Suspense and Thriller movies or we can say suspense+ thriller movies.
1. Baby (2015)
The baby was directed by Neeraj Pandey and narrated by Danny Denzongpa starring Akshay Kumar as Ajay, Taapsee Pannu as Priya, Rana Daggubati as Jai, Madhurima Tuli as Anupam Kher as Shuklaji, Danny Denzongpa as Feroze Ali Khan, and various other actors. For your brain to be thinking, why was the title ‘BABY’ chosen? because the team existed only for 5 years and was then either determined or made official. The rules are that the black cards of these agents are exterminated if they get caught, India decides them.
It’s a sexy idea; writer-director Neeraj Pandey creates a film that plays to patriotic sentiments and allows us to indulge in some action-pack super-power fantasies. Like America and Osama Bin Laden, we too have men and ways to pluck up clustered criminals from foreign lands. There is a sweet satisfaction in watching Sanford, even though the drama is predictable and, by the end, wildly implausible. Neeraj has great firmness and talent in setting up 10 different situations around men in uniforms.
e.g. In a special 26, he created threatening and cracking suspense. the narrative is filled with far-fetched moments and logical echoes, and at one point a dreaded terrorist escapes after a full-blooming shootout in the lame light. This is a major accident that occurs but it hardly attracts any attention, in fact, they’re barely any cars on the road in any traffic in Mumbai, I can tell you it is pure fantasy. He has created a film that has emotions, drama, action, thriller, and moments for the audience when you clap on the show.
There are also glimpses of genuine insight earlier in the film ahead the baby says that the fact that now terror groups of Indian recruits reveals the failure of the state but Neeraj chooses not to pursue that thorny narrative thread instead he stays with the firmer palatable and heroine tape of a few good men and a one-woman to sacrifice their lives of their country which translates into solid entertainment. One of the thriller Bollywood movies 2015 I have ever seen.
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