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Year Ender 2023: 'Kadak Singh' To 'Khufiya' - 5 Best Suspense Thrillers That You Shouldn't Miss

As 2023 comes to an end, let's take a look at the top five suspense thrillers that have pushed the genre to new limits. These films have the right blend of suspense, drama, and thrill.

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'Jaane Jaan' and 'Khufiya'
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This year has given us a plethora of shows among different genres that have left us spoilt for choice. From heartbreaking tales to stories that have us glued to our seats until the very end, the entertainment industry has delivered to perfection. But if there is one genre that is constantly pushing the envelope and bringing out fresh perspectives, it is suspense thrillers. Every suspense thriller that was released this year gave us a new blend of suspense, drama, and action that was unprecedented. 

As 2023 draws to a close, here are the top five suspense thrillers that you need to watch. Every movie will have you captivated from the beginning to the climax. 

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‘Kadak Singh’ on Zee 5

With an ensemble cast of Pankaj Tripathi, Jaya Ahsan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, and Sanjana Sanghi, ‘Kadak Singh’ follows an AK Shrivastava, an officer who is investigating a chit-fund scam case. However, he wakes up with retrograde amnesia. With the help of his daughter, he joins the pieces from his memory together. It also explores the nuances of a flawed father-daughter relationship. The movie is directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who also directed the critically acclaimed movie, ‘Pink.’

‘Jaane Jaan’ on Netflix

Set in the misty town of Kalimpong in North Bengal, this film is based on a 2005 Japanese novel by Keigo Higashino – ‘The Devotion of Suspect X.’ This film marks Kareena Kapoor Khan’s OTT debut. With a power-packed performance by Jaideep Ahlawat, the film will have you glued to your screen. ‘Jaane Jaan’ is not your regular whodunit story. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, it has multiple twists and turns that will keep you engaged. Vijay Varma and Saurabh Sachdeva bring a sinister quality to their roles that you just cannot ignore. 

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‘Bloody Daddy’ on Jio Cinema

Driven by Shahid Kapoor, this movie chronicles an NCB officer’s journey who is out to bust a drug delivery racket in Gurugram. Things go south when the drug kingpins kidnap the officer’s son and blackmail him into returning the seized goods. Ronit Roy has sunk his teeth into the role of a drug lord and he shines as the antagonist. Not just performances, the movie has ample things going on to maintain its pace and not come across as slow. With this role, Shahid Kapoor has proved his versatility once again. 

‘Neeyat’ on Amazon Prime Video 

With a stellar cast of Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, and Shashank Arora, ‘Neeyat’ is a fantastic murder mystery that will have you donning your detective hat. The movie follows a mysterious murder that takes place at the birthday party of a businessman who has fled the country after losing some serious money. Detective Mira Rao tries to understand the motives and the alibis of the people present at the party. Every person has a motive to kill, and this makes the detective’s job even more difficult. Try solving the case with the detective and you will find yourself tangled in a labyrinth of intrigue and suspense. 

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‘Khufiya’ on Netflix

Apart from the fact that one can never take their eyes off Tabu, Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Khufiya’ has a lot of elements that work in its favour. Set in the post-Kargil war period, this movie revolves around a RAW operative who is assigned the task of identifying the mole within the organization. The way the story progresses will make you question every person’s move. Apart from this, there is another parallel story running about the personal life of the agent. Every character has been fleshed out beautifully and they all have their stories. With stellar performances by Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Ashish Vidyarthi, this film has the perfect amount of tension, suspense, drama, and thrill. 

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