7 Revolutionary Indian Crime Thriller Films

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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) - Netflix

Anurag Kashyap's film about inter-generational rivalries between pistol-toting families in mid-20th century India became a juggernaut unlike any other, creating a cultural benchmark for storytelling of its kind.

Drishyam (2013) - Disney+ Hotstar

The Jeethu Joseph-helmed film starring Mohanlal as a man who will to any extent to protect his family became a cultural behemoth, spawning remake after remake in multiple languages.

Vikram Vedha (2017) - MX Player

Pushkar-Gayathri pitted R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi as a police officer and a gangster in a battle of wits, drawing out philosophical undertones from the staples of the crime thriller genre.

Andhadhun (2018) - Apple TV

Sriram Raghavan's zany, unpredictable black comedy about accidental criminals kept everyone, including the characters played by Tabu and Ayushmann Khurrana, on edge.

Kaithi (2019) - SonyLiv

Lokesh Kanagaraj directed Karthi in this film about an ex-convict out on parole who gets embroiled in a situation with poisoned policemen and vengeful criminals, all the while trying to just get out of dodge so he can meet his daughter.

Mailk (2021) - Prime Video

Fahadh Faasil headlined the Mahesh Narayanan film that examined the intersection of organized crime, religion, politics, and the individual's relevance in society.

Viduthalai: Part One (2023) - ZEE5

Vetrimaaran directed the first instalment of this period crime thriller about a manhunt launched by the Tamil Nadu Police looking for a separatist leader played by Vijay Sethupathi.

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