From Murder 2 to Kaun: Bollywood films that paint a chilling portrait of serial killers
Many Bollywood filmmakers have done an excellent job at helming stories that revolve around the cold-blooded exploits of serial killers.
Check out these psychological murder mysteries involving serial killers
Bollywood boasts of some stellar examples of intriguing murder mysteries. The gruesome patterns that point to the work of a master murderer, the cat and mouse chase between killers and cops, filmmakers have done a great job to include some thrilling elements in their tales that have led to the genre of films attaining a huge fan following. Some of these films have even tried to showcase the serious issues that made these killers who they are, such as societal oppression. Check out these psychological thrillers and murder mysteries based on the stories of serial killers.
The 2014 Mohit Suri-directed crime thriller drama features Sidharth Malhotra, Ritesh Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. The film revolves around the serial killer Rakesh Mahadka, played by Ritesh who chooses his victims based on how rudely they talk to him. His insecurities are influenced by his dynamics with his wife at home who does not lose a chance to ridicule him. The story follows the chase between Guru, played by Sidharth and the killer Rakesh, after the latter murders Guru’s loved one. It is available on Disney+Hotstar.
Raman Raghav 2.0
Anurag Kashyap directed 2016 Raman Raghav 2.0 is a crime thriller following the story of a serial killer played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is chased by a cop played by Vicky Kausal. The film features power-packed performances and is considered to be one of the darkest films by the director. It is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Zee5.
Another Mohit Suri-directed murder mystery, the 2011 film stars Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles. It is an adaptation of the 2008 South Korean thriller film The Chaser. It is also a sequel to the 2004 movie Murder and revolves around a serial killer who stalks and kills sex workers.
The 1999 Ram Gopal Varma directorial, written by Anurag Kashyap, is a crime thriller that features Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sushant Singh in lead roles. The plotline revolves around a mentally disturbed serial killer who kills people after luring them into a trap. A psychological thriller that grabs your attention till the end not revealing who the real culprit is. This is a must-watch to witness impeccable storytelling and flawless performances by the actors on screen.
The 2019 murder mystery features Rani Mukerji and Vishal Jethwa in lead roles. The Gopi Puthran-directed film is a sequel to the 2014 film Mardaani and follows Shivani Shivaji Roy, played by Rani Mukerji, an IPS officer who fights crime in the city. The film revolves around her and her investigation into a series of murders followed by rapes and kidnappings that are happening in the city. It is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Last Updated: 04.11 PM, Sep 06, 2022