Top 12 Indian Thriller Movies of 2022 That Are Truly Mind-Bending

Thriller has been the most welcomed genre of the year 2022, and love for thrillers is witnessing a sharp rise over time. The reason behind it is psychological; thriller and scary movies boost the adrenaline rush in our brain, promoting prompt reaction, better alertness, and improved concentration. A nail-biting suspense, constant brainstorming, and unexpected twists are some ingredients that make a thriller worth your time and money. 

What’s the point of watching a thriller movie if your jaw doesn’t drop once the secret is unveiled? Well, we can give you a list of some best thriller movies that ought to do just that. Check out the top thriller movies of 2022 that will do a bit more than just entertainment. 

Drishyam 2

Drishyam-2

Well, we all know the impact that Drishyam 1 left on our brains. Now, it’s back with the second franchise, which is even more intriguing. It ought to give your head a spin of 360 degrees, with twist after twist. The movie is a remake of a Malayalam movie of the same name. The movie takes over the story from where it was left in its prequel. The murder case is reopened by police and Ajay Devgn is all set to save his family from what comes next.

Release date: 18th November 2022

OTT Platform: OTT release for Drishyam 2 is not confirmed yet, but the Malayalam version is available on Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 8.7

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Monica, O My Darling

Fan of the neo-noir genre? Well, this Netflix crime thriller drama Monica, O My Darling is what you need.  The movie begins with a small-town guy Jayant Arkhedkar who has become a successful robotic expert and is ruling the Unicorn Group. But his success is gifted because his girlfriend (Nikki)’s father owns that organization and trusts his son-in-law more than his own son. The movie has been received quite warmly by the audience. And, that’s what we expect from the duo of Rajkumar Rao and Radhika Apte.

Release date: 11th November 2022

OTT Platform: Netflix 

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

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Kantara

This biggest sensation of 2022, is going to rule the world of thrillers for generations. Kantara is about the land that is gifted by an emperor to tribal people in exchange for their deity’s blessing; he gets the peace and calm he was craving. But, his later generations start to doubt his decision and try every possible thing to recapture the land. And, then there is a Forest Officer who wants the villagers to stay away from the forest which is their source of survival. 

But what’s different about the movie? It’s the climax!! The climax of the movie will give you goosebumps and won’t let you sleep for several nights. It stands at the 1st position in the list of top 250 Indian movies, as per the IMDb ratings. The movie is released in multiple languages including Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil language. But, the OTT release for Hindi release is not final yet.

Release date: 30th September 2022

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime (Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil only)
IMDb Rating:  8.8/10

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NAANE VARUVEAN

Naane Varuvean, translated as “I will come myself” is one fine Tamil psychological thriller that stars superstar Dhanush in a double role. It is the story of twin brothers Prabhu and Kathir. The movie compiles revenge, vergence, and a tint of horror. The movie has received an overwhelming response from the audience as well as critics. If you want a movie that has multi-layer suspense and the complimentary element of fear l, Naane Varuvean should be on the top of your to-watch list.

Release date: 29th September 2022

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating:  6.3/10

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Vikram

“Action-thriller” has been the most practiced movie form in India, and Kamal Hassan’s “Vikram” belongs to the same. This Tamil movie revolves around the team of  Black Ops cops, who are on the mission of unmasking a gang of murderers in disguise. The movie casts some of the best actors such as Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, and Vijay Sethupathi. The cameo appearance from Suriya as kingpin has been immensely praised. Movie’s IMDb rating of 8.4 speaks for itself.

Release date: 3rd June 2022

OTT Platform: Disney+Hotstar

IMDb Rating:  8.4/10

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Karthikeya 2

The next name in this list of thriller hits is Karthikeya 2. The movie is released in multiple languages, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu and to our surprise, it is acclaimed in all. The plot of the movie revolves around ornaments of Lord Krishna and Indian religion and culture. Anupam Kher’s monologue about Shri Krishna will give you goosebumps right away and it has been trending on social media since the release of the movie.

Release date: 13th August 2022

OTT Platform: Zee5 

IMDb Rating:  7.9/10

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Chup

Sunny Deol is back after a long wait and his movie is living proof of why we missed him while he was away. The power-packed performance of Sunny Deol and the direction of R.Balki in their latest movie “Chup” has been applauded by audiences and critics alike. The movie is about a psycho-killer who is murdering film critics. The movie surely questions the ethics of so-called critics, but the suspense will surely give you some sleepless nights. 

Release date: 13th August 2022

OTT Platform: Zee5 

IMDb Rating:  7.9/10

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Etharkum Thunindhavan

 “Etharkum Thunindhavan” is another action thriller on the list that is directed by famous director Pandiraj and produced by Kalanithi Maran under Sun Pictures. The movie stars Suriya, Priyanka Arul Mohan, and Vinay Rai. The movie rests on the search for a young lawyer who is investigating mysterious deaths of young women and ends up reaching the web that exploits & extorts gullible women. The 

Release date: 10 March 2022

OTT Platform: Netflix 

IMDb Rating:  6.5/10

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Dhokha: Round D Corner

The movie stars R.Madhavan, Period! Well, there are other talented actors as well such as Aparshakti Khurana, Khushali Kumar, and Darshan Kumar. The movie revolves around a couple Yatharth and Sanchi whose relationship is going through turbulence and Yatharth is cheating on Sanchi. She is under the hostage of Gul whom the police believe to be a terrorist but is he actually a terrorist or there is suspense?  Well, the climax is worth spending your 112 minutes on this movie.

Release date: 23 September 2022

OTT Platform: Netflix 

IMDb Rating:  6.9/10

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Yashoda

Yashoda is working in Zomato and is a surrogate mother because she needs money to aid her sister’s operation. Yashoda is sent to a state-of-the-art surrogacy center owned by Dr. Madhubala, but she smells danger. This survival thriller is laden with twists and suspense. Samantha as Yashoda is excellent. It is definitely one of the best thrillers of this year. 

Release date: 11 November 2022

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video (9th December 2022)

IMDb Rating:  8.4/10

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Freddy

Dr. Freddy Ginwala is a reserved and unsocial dentist based in Mumbai. He has gone on many dates with women however, all turned out the same rejected way. His best and only friend is his pet turtle, who is named Hardy. Dr. Freddy spends all his free time building miniature versions of planes. When he was just a kid, his father murdered his mother and then committed suicide himself. His aunt, named Persis, has been his guardian and supported him since then. But, is Freddy actually this normal and delicate? Nope!! There is something strange and psychic about Freddy that the movie reveals gradually. This is one of the latest Indian thrillers. 

Release date: 2 December 2022

OTT Platform: Disney+Hotstar

IMDb Rating:  8.2/10

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Honourable Mention:

Bhediya

Bhediya is more inclined to be a horror film, but it surely consists of some of the best thriller components. Bhaskar who is bitten by a Bhediya is now transforming into a creature, but there are many unanswered questions. Bhaskar and his friends are searching for the reasons to the unexplained behaviour of their friend. It will not only make you curl up in fear, but make you roll on the floor laughing.

Release date: 25 November 2022

OTT Platform: Jio Cinema (YTA)

IMDb Rating:  7.9/10 

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