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Five investigative thrillers to watch before Raat Akeli Hai

Written by Anvita Singh
| New Delhi |

Revealed: July 29, 2020 7:15:18 am


(From left) Posters of the Dev Anand starrer CID and Manorama Six Toes Below.

With the discharge of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte starrer Raat Akeli Hai upon us, it looks as if an excellent time to look at just a few investigative dramas that Bollywood has churned out. From the evergreen CID to the beloved Kahaani, listed here are 5 eclectic Bollywood crime thrillers that needs to be in your to-watch record.

1. CID


Even after six a long time of its launch (1956), Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman starrer CID has remained an engrossing thriller. It doesn’t appear dated, and its relevance within the bigger image of Indian cinema is simple. Not solely its course and performances, however its storytelling and the way in which the digicam captured the narrative is noteworthy. And sure, who can neglect its traditional soundtrack which boasted of songs akin to “Kahin Pe Nigaahen Kahin Pe Nishaana” and “Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan.”

Directed by Raj Khosla and penned by Inder Raj Anand, CID was produced by Guru Dutt. The movie adopted Inspector Shekhar as he risked his status and life to uncover a homicide thriller.

You’ll be able to stream the movie on YouTube.

2. Manorama Six Toes Below

Co-written and directed by Navdeep Singh, this 2007 thriller had Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in pivotal roles. Gritty, intense however not with out its fair proportion of lighter moments, Manorama Six Toes Below is a couple of failed crime author and an beginner detective who undertakes the massive and weird job of unveiling the ‘actual’ face of an irrigation minister in entrance of the world. Nonetheless, he quickly learns that nothing is what it appears in his sleepy city of Lakhot.

Considerably influenced by the Roman Polanski directorial Chinatown, Manorama Six Toes Below is presently streaming on YouTube.

3. Kahaani

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this suspenseful drama is an all-round bundle — from cinematography, scriptwriting to its stellar performances; Kahaani is a deal with to look at. Vidya Balan performs Vidya Bagchi who’s a pregnant woman on a mission to seek out out what really occurred to her husband. What follows subsequent is an nearly impenetrable thriller. Look out for top-notch performances by Vidya Balan and Saswata Chatterjee.

Kahaani is now streaming on Voot.

4. Talaash

All of it begins when a widely known actor dies below mysterious circumstances. Below the impression that it’s a automotive accident, police officer Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) begins the investigation. What makes the matter extra advanced right here is that Aamir’s character is affected by a deep private lack of his personal. How that a part of the narrative interacts and weaves into the material of the thriller is the USP of the Reema Kagti directorial. The film additionally stars Rajkummar Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerji.

You’ll be able to watch Talaash on Amazon Prime Video.

5. Drishyam

Although not so good as the unique 2013 Malayalam film directed by Jeethu Joseph, the Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer is a largely satisfying thriller drama helmed by Nishikant Kamat. The premise of the plot rests upon Ajay Devgn’s loyal, grounded and street-smart Vijay Salgaonkar who’s accused of abducting Inspector Common Meera Deshmukh’s (Tabu) son. Whereas the plot isn’t as concise and fascinating as the unique, Drishyam nonetheless stays a compelling drama, because of its many twists and a stellar efficiency by Tabu.

Drishyam is streaming on Voot.

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