7 Greatest Detective Movies of Indian Cinema

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C.I.D. (1956)

Dev Anand plays Shekhar, a Bombay Police detective who finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy when his newspaperman friend is murdered.

Sonar Kella (1976)

Satyajit Ray adapted his own short story featuring the iconic Feluda, who was played in the film by Soumitra Chatterjee.

Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)

Navdeep Singh directed Abhay Deol in this Chinatown (1974) tribute set in the desert of Rajasthan.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Sushant Singh Rajput starred as the famed detective on his first case in Dibakar Banerjee's stunning neo-noir film.

Talvar (2015)

Irrfan played a ruthless investigator handling a rather public inquiry into a double murder in metropolitan India.

Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019)

In the Swaroop RSJ film, Naveen Polishetty plays a luckless detective whose fortunes change when he finally lands a case.

Raat Akeli Hai (2020)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui headlined Honey Trehan's directorial debut, playing a determined police officer assigned to a high profile murder case involving an erstwhile aristocratic family.

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