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10 Bollywood Psychological Thrillers You Should Watch

If you've spent enough of the last couple of weekends watching romcoms and comedies, you could do with a change. Hopefully, you've finished all the underrated films and lesser-known comedies we've already told you about, so it's time for something darker now. Enter psychological thrillers! Think you can watch all these?

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1. Karthik Calling Karthik

For the sheer thrill of when you realise that the person on the other end of the phone call is none other than you! A frustrated and introverted Karthik starts getting early morning phone calls from someone who calls himself, well, Karthik! His voice is so assertive that it completely changes Karthik’s life. Is the person calling his alter ego or is he schizophrenic? Don't miss it!

2. Kaun

The film is one of both, Urmila Matondkar and RGV's, best films. A girl is alone at home waiting for her family to return. Just when the door bell rings, and she thinks it's her parents, enters a strange man. Everything turns upside down by the time of the climax. With only three characters, one house and one night as the entire setting, the film sent chills down everyone's spine. Well, there was a kitten too!

3. Darr

A violent love story that laid the foundation of SRK's career. It was fresh and frightening! Shah Rukh played an evil person wrapped up in an unassuming boy-next-door look. Yash Chopra places the psychotic obsessive lover between a couple, adds some memorable songs and serves a psychological thriller that continues to stand the test of time. The climax was inspired by Hollywood film Cape Fear.

4. Aamir

While on a visit to India, NRI doctor Aamir realises his family is missing and he has been set up by terrorists to plant a bomb. His refusal to comply would mean the death of his family. Does he carry out the instructions given by the man on the other end of the phone? Rajeev Khandelwal wins it with his brilliant act.

5. A Wednesday

An about-to-retire police commissioner recounts the most memorable case of his career wherein he was informed about a bomb scare in Mumbai, as the sequence of events unfolded on a particular Wednesday between 2 pm and 6 pm. They do not exist in any written record, only in his mind and in those who were involved. Hollywood's A Common Man is its official remake starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross.

6. Ek Hasina Thi

A couple's whirlwind romance turns sour when the girl is framed and convicted for the underworld crimes of a mysterious businessman. Finally out of prison, she sets out on the journey of sweet revenge. Solid acting from both Urmila and Saif Ali Khan. But a gruesome climax!

7. Fired

Fired is a real time depiction of the last two hours in the life of a CEO who has recently fired almost half his employees, set in an empty office space, which also acts as a major character, enhancing the suspense of the film.

8. Kahaani

The awesome thriller revolves around a pregnant lady out on the search of her missing husband in Kolkata, with the help of a police officer. But everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband. As she walks deeper into the bylanes of the festive city, hidden truths around the city's crime and mystery begin to open up. It has one of the best climaxes of recent times.

9. Ugly

Action begins when a 10-year-old girl gets kidnapped while she is out with her father, an aspiring actor. Her parents are divorced and her stepfather, who is a cop, steps in for the investigation. As the investigation proceeds, the characters are placed in sordid scenarios that reveal their unsavory sides. Everyone seems to have an ulterior motive, as they get greedy and ugly, not caring about the girl.

10. 404

Professor Anirudh believes that things that don't have a scientific explanation do not exist. Unusual events begin to happen in one of the rooms of his medical institute, which is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a student who committed suicide there. Anirudh doesn't believe this. Despite evidence suggesting a rational explanation to the physical events, the movie closes open-endedly, leaving a supernatural explanation for the audience.

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