Happy Birthday Urmila Matondkar: Kaun to Bhoot; 5 best thrillers to watch from the actress

Urmila Matondkar – the name needs no introduction. The diva managed to win hearts with her flawless beauty, panache, impeccable acting prowess and versatility. For the uninitiated, Urmila had carved out a place for herself as both a child artist and a leading actress. In fact, she had made her debut as a child artist with the 1977 release Karm. However, her performance in 1983 in the release of Masoom with Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Jugal Hansraj made her a household name.

On the other hand, her stint in the release of Narsimha in 1991 earned Urmila recognition as the main lead and there has been no stopping for her since. Trying her hand at romantic drama, romantic comedies, family drama, crime thriller and more, Urmila Matondkar has never been shy about experimenting with her roles. In fact, she has also acted in several Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi films. Needless to say, it’s always been a treat to watch on the big screen. While Urmila has a versatile line of work, her horror thrillers have left a special impact on audiences. As the actress turns a year older today, here’s a look at some of her best thrillers.


This psychological thriller released in 1999 was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and starred Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sushant Singh in the lead. Kaun cast Urmila as a serial killer and her performance left everyone intrigued. Written by Anurag Kashyap, the film managed to keep the audience hooked until the end.

Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya

This 2001 release happens to be a romantic thriller starring Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar, and Sonali Kulkarni. It was a remake of the American film Fatal Attraction and featured Urmila playing the role of an obsessed lover. Her performance in the negative role left a mark on the audience.


Another Ram Gopal Varma on the list, Bhoot happens to be a supernatural horror movie and starred Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar. Bhoot featured Urmila playing the role of someone possessed by a ghost. Interestingly, the film also had Rekha and Fardeen Khan in key roles and it managed to send chills down your spine.

Ek Hasina Thi

This film released in 2004 was a neo-noir thriller directed by Sriram Raghavan. Ek Hasina Thi introduced Urmila Matondkar and Saif Ali Khan in the lead. The film revolves around a young woman who falls head over heels in love with a charming and mysterious businessman. While everything seems like a fairy tale, her life takes an ugly turn as she is framed for horrific underworld crimes and gets arrested. However, she manages to get out of jail and makes sure to get some sweet revenge.


Directed by Shripal Morakhia, Naina was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong-Singaporean horror film The Eye and starred Urmila in the lead role. The film revolved around a girl named Naina who begins to see ghosts after receiving a life-altering cornea transplant.

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