Category:Indian psychological thriller films
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The following 60 pages are in this category, out of 60 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 60 pages are in this category, out of 60 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 1: Nenokkadine – 1, Nenokkadine is a 2014 Indian Telugu-language psychological thriller film written and directed by Sukumar. Produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta, and Anil Sunkara as 14 Reels Entertainment and distributed by Eros International, nassar, Pradeep Rawat, Kelly Dorji, and Anu Hasan appear in supporting roles. Maheshs son, Gautham Krishna, made his debut in the film as a version of the protagonist. 1, Nenokkadine revolves around the search by Gautham for his parents, Sameera, a journalist, convinces him that he is an orphan and is hallucinating. Sukumar began working on 1, Nenokkadines script after completing 100% Love, R. Rathnavelu was the films director of photography, and Karthika Srinivas its editor. Devi Sri Prasad composed the soundtrack and background score,1, Nenokkadine was introduced on 12 February 2012 and principal photography, which began on 23 April 2012, was completed in late December 2013. It was filmed in London, Belfast, Bangkok and Indian cities including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, produced on a budget of ₹700 million,1, Nenokkadine was released on 10 January 2014 on about 1,500 screens during the Makar Sankranti festival season. Grossing over $1.27 million,1, Nenokkadine became the fourth-highest-grossing Telugu film in history at the United States box office, the film won three awards from eight nominations at the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards, and two awards at the 11th CineMAA Awards. It was dubbed into Tamil and Malayalam as Number 1 and into Hindi as 1, Gautham is a schizophrenic Indian rock musician who is missing 25 percent of his grey matter. He hallucinates a mysterious person he believes is one of the three murderers of his parents, as a child, Gautham was convinced that he was an orphan and assumes that his parents are dead, he does not remember their names or what they looked like. At one of his concerts, Gautham sees one of the three men and chases him, Sameera, a journalist at the concert, films Gautham fighting his imaginary opponent. Gautham surrenders to the police after killing the man, confessing that he killed three men, one in Belfast, one in Pune and one just now in Hyderabad and he is released from custody after Sameera broadcasts the video on television. According to his doctor, if Gautham can hallucinate a person other than the three men, he can be treated, Gautham goes to Goa on vacation. Sameera stalks him, convincing him that two people are stalking him, a journalist who wants to him, and a person claiming to be his fan. Gautham begins to fall in love with Sameera and he saves her from a group of people trying to murder her, on an isolated island together Gautham learns the truth behind the fourth imaginary person and writes Sameera off as a disturbed journalist. By the time he learns about Sameeras intentions, she has left for Hyderabad, in Hyderabad, Gautham accidentally spoils Sameeras birthday plans, infuriating her. Although he is convinced that he has made up an enemy to cope with being an orphan, Gautham saves her and proposes marriage, which she accepts. Gautham meets Rosarios in the lobby of Sameeras office building, assuming that he is an illusion, he shoots Rosarios in his head
2. Anniyan – Anniyan is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language psychological thriller film written and directed by S. Shankar and produced by V. Ravichandran of Aascar Films. The plot centres on an everyman whose frustration at what he sees as increasing social apathy. Sadha plays his love interest, Nandini, actors Vivek, Prakash Raj, Nedumudi Venu and Nassar also feature in the film. Shankar conceived the film in mid-2003 during the period of his previous film. He based the film on his own experiences during his formative years when he was disturbed by what he saw around him. Pre-production for Anniyan began in November 2003 and principal photography in March 2004, the making of the film, which included numerous production delays, took 14 months. The film was shot at Hyderabad, Thanjavur, Villupuram and Chennai, the film was notable for its recreation of the Tyagaraja Aradhana music festival and the extensive use of time slice photography in an action sequence. Cinematographer V. Manikandan abandoned the project halfway through, until he was replaced with Ravi Varman. The technical departments were headed by V. T. Vijayan, Sabu Cyril, and Peter Hein, and the soundtrack was composed by Harris Jayaraj, who was in his first collaboration with the director. The film was touted as the magnum opus and was budgeted at ₹263.8 million. Notably, it was the first South Indian film to obtain institutional finance, further, the film was also dubbed into French and released in French-speaking countries worldwide by Columbia Tristar. While the film was a success across South India, the Hindi version received a lukewarm response and was a box-office failure. Anniyan received positive responses from critics and audience alike and, together with its dubbed versions, in addition to winning eight Filmfare Awards and six State Film Awards, the film won a National Award in the Special Effects category. Ramanujam Iyengar alias Ambi is an orthodox Brahmin and a consumer protection advocate living in Triplicane. He expects everyone to follow the law and prosecutes those who violate it, however, his efforts fail as circumstantial evidence always seems to favour the accused. He also fails to raise civic awareness due to pervasive corruption, Anniyan creates a website, compiles a list of wrongdoers from his site, and kills them using punishments described in the Garuda Puranam, one of the ancient Hindu scriptures. Ambi is secretly in love with his neighbour Nandini, a carnatic singer. When he proposes to her during the annual Tyagaraja Aradhana at Thiruvaiyaru, distraught, Ambi attempts suicide, almost drowning himself before having second thoughts
3. Moodu Pani – Moodu Pani is a 1980 Indian Tamil-language thriller film written, directed and filmed by Balu Mahendra and produced by Raja Cine Arts. The film tells the story of Chandru, who has a hatred towards prostitutes. He falls in love with Rekha and believes marrying her will end his psychological distress, Moodu Pani was the third directorial venture of Mahendra and his second Tamil film after Azhiyatha Kolangal. It was the first appearance of Mohan in a Tamil film, Moodu Pani was shot mostly in Bangalore, with additional filming taking place in Ooty. The films similarities to Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho and the Oedipal elements between Chandru and his mother have been widely discussed, the soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, this being his 100th film, and his brother Gangai Amaran was the main lyricist. Moodu Pani was released on 6 November 1980 to critical acclaim, with praise for the performances of Pothen and Shoba. The film was a success, running for over 200 days in theatres. It was also responsible for a resurgence of the genre in Tamil cinema at that point. Despite the film propelling Pothen to stardom, it led to him being typecast in similar roles. Raghunath, an inspector, knows Chandru and his mother. His son Ravi is engaged to Rekha, the daughter of his friend, haunted by memories of the prostitute, Chandru lures two prostitutes to lonely places and murders them as he sees that woman in each of them. Rekhas female friend Pallavi comes to Bangalore to meet her, the conversation is overheard by the Madam of a brothel, who misleads Pallavi. Instead of being taken to Rekhas house, Pallavi is taken to the brothel, Rekha and Raghunath search for Pallavi. Chandru comes to the brothel and takes Pallavi in his car. Rekha learns of Pallavis murder through Raghunath, neither Rekha nor Raghunath are aware that Chandru is the murderer, still photographer Bhaskar takes pictures of his lover with a motorbike in the background. Chandru, who had come on that motorbike, had parked it there and murdered a prostitute who enticed him near the same location, reading about the murder in a newspaper, Bhaskar shows Raghunath the pictures with the murderers motorbike in the background. Raghunath investigates and learns that the owner has lent it to his friend, Chandru meets Rekha at a theatre and then at a book stall. He proposes to Rekha and even pleads with her to marry him, surprised at his extreme pleading, Rekha politely informs him that she loves someone else, and their marriage is already fixed
4. 8 x 10 Tasveer – 8 x 10 Tasveer is a 2009 Bollywood mystery psychological thriller film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and produced by Percept Picture Company, starring Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Takia Azmi. The film features Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffrey, Anant Mahadevan, Girish Karnad, Benjamin Gilani, Rushad Rana, Andrea Tully, and Pia Shah in supporting roles. In March 2008, the cast and crew filmed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and it was previously called Tasveer, but changed due to the directors insistence that the title was jinxed. The films music is composed by Salim-Sulaiman with a track by Bohemia. Jai Puri is a forest ranger in the woods near Alberta, Jai lives in a cabin with his girlfriend Sheila, but has been estranged from his parents, Bhalla and Savitri Fakri. Jatin is the CEO of a privately held Canadian oil company, Jai has a supernatural gift, he is able to enter a photograph and vividly experience the events preceding the time of the photograph. Jai is unable to understand or explain this gift, except to recall that it started when he was very young and he tries to use this gift to help people, despite the risks to his own body. He can remain in only for a minute, and experiences life-threatening. Jais father drowns in an accident under mysterious circumstances. Jatin was aboard his own boat, the Golmaal, and was surrounded by his wife, his brother, Sunder, longtime friend and lawyer Anil, and Adit, Jatins surrogate son. Eccentric former cop Hapibulla Happi Pasha, who suffers from OCD, believes Jatin may have been murdered, the only clue is an 8x10 photograph of the four men, which Savitri shot a few moments before Jatin fell off the boat and had a hypothermia-induced heart attack. Jai repeatedly uses his gift to enter the photo and experience the incident through the eyes of the four subjects in it and he picks up various clues from the viewpoint of the subject. Happi follows up on these clues and tries to string together a theory, but Jai feels his body gradually weakening from the stress of entering the photo. Sunder is found hanged, an apparent suicide, and a party in a black SUV tries to kill Jai. Later, someone makes an attempt on Savitris life, Jeet and Sheila dump Happis body, as well as that of their betrayed confederate Adit, into the sea, and attempt to do the same with Jai. Jai escapes, and attempts to reconcile with his long-lost brother, touched, Jeet kills Sheila as she fires on Jai, but her shot kills Jeet. At the end, Jai moves in with his mother, Akshay Kumar Jai Puri / Jeet Puri Ayesha Takia Azmi Sheila Patel Sharmila Tagore Savitri Puri Jaaved Jaaferi Pasha a. k. a. The film was delayed because of the producers-distributors dispute with exhibitors over revenue-sharing terms
5. A (1998 Kannada film) – A is a 1998 Indian Kannada-language psychological romance film film written and directed by Upendra. It starred Upendra and Chandini as the lead couple and it tells the love story between a film director and an actress which is narrated through multiple flashbacks within flashbacks and reverse screenplay. The film deals with dark truths of the world like the casting couch. Due to the screenplay, some audience members watched it multiple times to understand the story. The opening sequence of the movie reminds of Jean-Paul Sartres short story Erostratus, upon release, A collected more than ₹20 crore at the box office. The movie was dubbed into Telugu and released in Andhra Pradesh, the film was remade in Tamil as Adavadi. It was Gurukirans first film as a music director, Upendra won the Udaya Film Award for Best Male Actor and Gurukiran won the Udaya Film Award for Best Music Director. A foreign woman, Marina, wants to distribute the controversial film A directed by Soorya. However the censor board permits only twenty minutes to be screened. She suggests its producers to re-shoot the film, however, Soorya is not in a position to participate in the films shoot as he became a drunkard after actress Chandini, who debuted with his film, rejects his love. Sooryas family is unable to meet their ends after he stops directing films, lost in her thoughts, he wanders near her house every night drunk, only to be expelled by her henchmen. On one of such nights, Soorya is badly beaten up and is admitted to a hospital by Marina, there, one of Sooryas former assistant directors explain Sooryas past to Marina. Soorya was a director who had no feelings, especially for a womans love. After his current female lead fails to act properly, he casts Chandini after a chain of events, initially, Soorya rejects Chandinis love, but after frequent run-ins, and days of pursuit, Soorya falls in love with her madly. He later meets a rich and busy Chandini, who lives in a big bungalow and she defends herself saying that Sooryas views on materialistic world influenced her to give priority to money over everything else after her fathers death. He tries to explain her that she is wrong, but is expelled, since then, Soorya gave up everything and became an alcoholic, wandering near her house every day with a hope that she would accept him. He escapes from the hospital and is confronted by Marina, to whom Soorya explains about his love for Chandini and he then saves a novice actress named Archana from a group of henchmen who are revealed to be Chandinis. She proves this to Soorya, who along with his father and those police were bribed by Chandini who abducts Archana while Soorya and his father are arrested
6. Aamir (film) – Aamir is a 2008 Indian psychological crime thriller film directed by Raj Kumar Gupta and starring Rajeev Khandelwal. Its plot is similar to the 2005 Filipino film Cavite, the film begins with Dr. Aamir Ali returning to Mumbai on vacation. Upon arrival at the airport, a person hands him a cellphone. The caller asks him to follow instructions, though initially reluctant, he sees a video in the phone and realises that his family has been kidnapped. Not sure what to do, he agrees to follow the instructions when told that his family will be released if he does so. The instructor asks Aamir Ali to think of Islam and wants him to do something for his rather than work. He is then made to go a hotel, where he is given an address, from there, he goes to a PCO and calls an anonymous number, which is in Pakistan. He is asked to stay in a lodge, where a man asks him to follow him. Aamir is then led to a house where he is given a red briefcase, initially thinking the briefcase is a bomb, he opens it and finds that it is full of money. From the lodge, he is asked to catch a bus at a designated time. He leaves to catch the bus, but on the way his briefcase gets stolen, realizing that the only way to save his family is to get back the briefcase, he enlists the help of a prostitute whom he met at the lodge. After finding the place, he fights back and takes the briefcase and he then hurries to catch the bus. Once inside the bus, he is told to put the briefcase underneath his seat, Aamir now realises that his briefcase has been switched. Instead of money, they have put a bomb inside it and he begins to hallucinate and boards the bus once again, taking the briefcase. He then clears an area asking everyone to clear by saying he has a bomb in his hands. He holds on to the briefcase tightly and begins to think of his family, the antagonist who instructs him to do this weeps upon hearing his plan of creating a terrorist has been ruined. The film ends with a reporter reporting live from the spot, but why he decided to kill only himself is unknown. The movie was released on 6 June alongside the Ram Gopal Varma-directed Sarkar Raj, shot on a budget of ₹20 million, Aamir is a thriller set in the streets of Mumbai