15 best Bollywood crime thrillers on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Zee5
We have compiled the best biting Bollywood crime thrillers which are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Zee5. If you are a fan of the crime thriller genre or want to find some of the best crime movies in Bollywood, here are the movies you can’t miss.
Watch all these movies in burst because they are the most captivating crime thrillers on OTT platforms.
15 best Bollywood crime thrillers on Amazon, Netflix, and Zee5
Do not miss this list of the best macabre crime thrillers in Bollywood, from the new take to the old. There are a number of movies available on digital platforms, but you can check out the list of selected movies here. Few Bollywood thrillers are captivating to the end.
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Production company: Matchbox Pictures
IMDb Rating: 8.2 / 10.
Release date: October 5, 2018.
Featured actors (key role): Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Tabu.
It is an underrated film, which had won 3 national awards. It is available on Netflix. The film is based on a French film The Piano Tuner where Ayushmann Khurrana, who plays a blind pianist in the film, finds himself embroiled in the murder of a former actor. Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu were appreciated for their performances in the film, both by critics and fans.
Director: Hansal mehta
Production company: Swiss Entertainment, Karma Features
IMDb Rating: 7.2 / 10.
Release date: May 4, 2018
Featured actors (key role): Rajkumar rao
This film was directed by Hansal Mehta who gave us a successful Scam1992 web series last year. If you are a fan of real life based crime films then this is a must see for you. Very underrated, it is a mixture of biographical crime and drama, one of the brilliant performances of Rajkumar Rao in one of his films. The film explores the life of Omar, who served in an Indian prison and was arrested for kidnapping strangers in 1994. The film is available on the Zee5 platform.
3- Dial 100
Director: Rensil D’Silva.
Production company: Sony Pictures Films India
IMDb Rating: 6.6 / 10
Release date: August 6, 2021
Featured actors (key role): Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar
Stellar performances from Manoj Bajpayee and Neena Gupta as expected from the two veterans of the film industry. The film revolves around Neena Gupta who plays the character of a messy woman, who calls Manoj (a cop) that she is going to commit suicide, later in the film Manoj finds out that the woman is lying, it is a trap and her family is in danger. What will the mysterious woman do next? Find out on the Zee5 platform.
You will see Manoj Bajpayee as a cop again in this film after the two successful seasons of the web series ‘The Family Man’.
4- Raat Akéli Hai
Director: Darling Tréhan.
Production company: Macguffin Photos, RSVP Films
IMDb Rating: 7.3 / 10.
Release date: July 31, 2021
Featured actors (key role): Nawazuddin siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a cop role in the film, which is summoned to investigate the death of a politician and the murder suspects are members of the politician’s own family. Will Nawazuddin Siddiqui be able to solve this puzzling crime scene ?. Watch this incredible thriller on Netflix. He received Filmfare’s Best OTT Actor Award for his brilliant performance in the film. The film also features Shweta Tripathi, Radhika Apte and Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia.
Producer: Arjun Rampal, Rutvij Patel
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Release date: September 8, 2017.
Featured actors (key role): Rampal d’Arjun
Papa is based on an actual biopic of an underworld DON Arun Gawli. The film explores the life of Mumbai gangster Arjun Rampal (Arun Gawli) and explains how a gangster got the name dad and turned to a politician later. Arjun Rampal also co-wrote and produced this film. Farhan Akhtar’s character name is Maqsood in the movie. It is available on Amazon Prime.
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Producer: Shailesh R Singh
IMDb Rating: 9/10.
Release date: July 22, 2016
Featured actors (key role): Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill
Irrfan aka Nirmal kidnaps Home Secretary’s son who was somehow involved in the death of Nirmal’s family member, why is Home Secretary doing this to an ordinary man ? Madaari is a scary thriller. This film was a dormant success that later became a cult classic. Jimmy Shergill plays a cop role in the film. This film is available on Zee5. Nishikant Kamat the director of the hit action movie Force who also played the role of Negative in the movie Rocky Handsome. He had made this film. Unfortunately, we lost veterans Nishikant Kamat and Irrfan khan too soon.
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
IMDb Rating: 7.1 / 10
Release date: January 8, 2016.
Featured actors (key role): Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is the producer of this film which already has several successes like Mission Kashmir, 3 Idiots, and Munna Bhai series, etc.
The film explores the story of Farhan Akhtar (Danish Ali), an ATS (Anti Terrorism Squad) officer chasing wazir, who threatens Amitabh Bachchan (Pandit Omkar Nath Dhar) a disabled man. Neil Nitin Mukesh plays the role of the wazir in this film. Will the Danish be able to catch the wazir? Who is the pawn in the movie? Watch this movie based on a chess game on Amazon Prime Video.
Director: Meghna gulzar
Production company: Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions
IMDb Rating: 7.8 / 10
Release date: May 11, 2018
Featured actors (key role): Alia bhatt
It is the highest grossing film from director Meghna Gulzar who is the daughter of famous poet Gulzar.
In this film, Alia Bhatt plays a main role with Vicky Kaushal. Based on a novel written by Harinder Sikka in which an Indian R&AW spy marries a Pakistani military officer at his father’s request to relay information to India. This crime thriller is available on Amazon Prime Video.
9- Raman Raghav2.0
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Production company: Ghost movies
IMDb Rating: 7.4 / 10.
Release date: June 24, 2016 in India.
Featured actors (key role): Nawazuddin Siddiquie, Vicky Kaushal.
This film is based on the 60s Mumbai serial killer Psycho Raman (Nawaz), where he also implicated a policeman Raghav (Vicky Kaushal). This mind-boggling crime thriller is available on Amazon Prime. This film is directed by Anurag Kashyap who is a big name among directors in the film industry. He is known for his film Gangs of Wasseypur.
Director: Sujoy gosh
Production company: Red Pepper Entertainment, Azure Entertainment
IMDb Rating: 7.8 / 10.
Release date: March 8, 2019.
Featured actors (key role): Amitabh Bacchan, Tapsee Pannu and Amrita Singh
It is a remake of the Spanish film The invisible guest where Taapsee Pannu plays the character of Naina who is accused of murder in the film. Naina’s lawyer without knowing anything hires famous defense lawyer Amitabh Bachchan aka Badal Gupta who later became the father of the boy who was murdered. This movie is difficult to explain in words as it is directed by Sujoy Ghosh, director of the Super Hit Kahani series starring Vidya Balan. You have to look at it to find out. It is available on Netflix.
11- Mardaani 2
Director: Gopi Puthran
Producer: Aditya Chopra
IMDb Rating: 7.4 / 10
Release date: December 13, 2019.
Featured actors (key role): Rani mukerji
This film is the sequel to Mardaani. “Police Media Nahin Ki Bina Saboot Ke Faisla Suna De” is the film’s most sympathetic dialogue.
Rani Mukerji stars as Shivani Shivaji Roy in this film who wears the uniform of a Criminal Division inspector whose goal is to find a psychopathic criminal who kidnaps orphaned girls. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
12- Bombay Saga
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Production company: T series
IMDb Rating: 6/10
Release date: March 19, 2021
Featured actors (key role): John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi
If you enjoyed the Movie Shootout in Wadala then this is a must see for you. The film is based on real-life ’90s events, a guy from a lower middle class family John Abraham (Amartya Rao) who becomes an underworld badass when bad guys try to kill his younger brother. Appropriate dialogues like “Bandook Se Nikali Goli Na Eid Dekhti Hai Na Holi” are the tip of the iceberg in the film. It was a theatrical release, but due to covid19 protocols it was subsequently released on Amazon Video Prime.
13- Article 375
Director: Ajay Bahl
Production company: Panorama and T-Series Studios
IMDb Rating: 8.1 / 10
Release date: September 13, 2019
Featured actors (key role): Akshay Khanna, Richa Chadda
The film revolves around a courtroom drama where Akshay Khanna, aka Tarun Saluja, fights for the famous director who is accused of raping his costume designer assistant. Richa Chadha aka Hiral Gandhi plays the role of the victim’s lawyer. Is she really a victim? Watch this dramatic thriller on Amazon Prime Video to get your query answered.
14- Article 15
Director: Anubhav sinha
Production company: Zee Studios
IMDb Rating: 8.2 / 10
Release date: June 28, 2019
Featured actors (key role): Ayushmann Khurrana
Anubhav Sinha is the director of Article15 movie which is known for his films like Ra.One, Mulk, Thappad, etc.
The film deals with the issue of caste-based crime in Uttar Pradesh. Ayushman Khurrana plays a character named Ayan, an IPS officer, who tries to track down the murderers who hanged three young girls from a tree in a village because they belong to a listed caste. Inspired by real life events of murders in the village of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Watch it on Netflix.
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Production company: RSVP Movies
IMDb Rating: 8.1 / 10
Release date: March 1, 2019
Featured actors (key role): Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee
If you liked the movie Paan Singh Tomar, you will like it too.
Sonchiriya is based on the dacoits of the 1970s from the Chambal valley. The film revolves around saving the life of a girl named Sonchiriya. The rebels are killed one by one, trying to save the daughter of Indumati’s head of the household. Manoj Bajpayee (Man Singh) plays the role of the leader of the dacoits who has two loyal men who respect him more than anything, Sushant Singh Rajput as Lakhan and Ranvir Shorey as Vakil Singh. Did the rebels succeed in saving the child? It is available on Zee5.
Here is the complete list of the best Bollywood crime movies on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Zee5 with brief details, comment us your favorite movie among them.