There are films which become hits due to their star-studded performances, and then there are films which rock the silver screen with their rare combination of performance, plot line and direction.

The new genre of Indian filmmakers is taking a step ahead, breaking the making of formula films and coming up with the newest and innovative ideas to leave the audience gripped to their seats.

Let’s count on the following Best Indian Movies with Unexpected climax Twists.

Best Indian Movies with Unexpected Climax Twist

Indian Cinema rarely make films with unexpected twisted climaxes, but still, we have a few great films from all over India, in different languages.

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1. Drishyam 2 (2021)

Drishyam 2 best Malayalam film on Prime

Drishyam 2, starring Mohanlal, is the sequel to Drishyam. It starts where Drishyam ends, and believe it or not, it is one of the mind-blowing movies in Indian cinema. The epic climax twist leaves you awestruck, and you demand more sequels at the end.

It was later remade in Telugu and Hindi languages, starring Venkatesh and Ajay Devgn, respectively.

2. Lucia (2013)

Lucia Kannada Film Thriller

Lucia is a Kannada psychological thriller directed by Pawan Kumar. I call it “Inception of Indian Cinema”; the film stars Sathish Ninasam and Shruthi Hariharan.

The film portrays an ordinary torch bearer, Nikki, who works in one of the local theatres in the outskirts of Bangalore.

The film was premièred at the London Indian Film Festival and won the Best Film Audience Choice Award. It was remade in Tamil as Enakkul Oruvan, starring Sidharth Narayan in the lead role.

Language: Kannada/Tamil

3. Pizza (2012)

Pizza Tamil movie suspense thriller

Pizza is a Tamil supernatural thriller film directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The star cast of the film includes Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan in the lead roles, coupled with Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran, and Bobby Simha in supporting roles.

This film was remade in Bollywood with the same title, Starring Akshay Oberoi. The story of the film showcases a delivery boy, working for a local pizza joint. The poor chap is continually cautioned by his girlfriend-turned-wife, a striving horror novelist, that he is soon going to have a ghostly encounter.

Language: Tamil

4. Mankatha (2012)

Mankatha Tamil Suspense Thriller

Mankatha is a Tamil action film directed by Venkat Prabhu, starring Ajith Kumar along with a chain of stars including Arjun Sarja, Trisha Krishnan, Vaibhav Reddy, Lakshmi Rai, Andrea Jeremiah, Premji Amaren, Mahat Raghavendra and Anjali. The story of the film showcases a gang of thieves who plan to steal cricket betting money worth Rs. 500 crore.

The climax of the film takes a twist when an unknown man comes into the picture and joins the gang. Now, the team of five goes ahead with fresh plans, but nothing is going to work out as every team member starts moving with his own game.

Language: Tamil

5. Kahaani (2012)

Kahaani Hindi Movie suspense thriller

The film is directed by Sujoy Ghosh and is a mystery thriller film.

The film stars Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The story of the film explores the theme of feminism and motherhood in this patriarchal society.

The film depicts the journey of a pregnant woman to find her missing husband. The helpless lady has come from London all the way down to Kolkata for her mission. The engaging suspense of the film claims to be the best-ever climax in Indian film history.

Language: Hindi

6. Drishyam (2013)

drishyam Malyalam Thriller

Drishyam is a Malayalam thriller film directed by Jeethu Joseph. The film stars Mohanlal, Meena and Asha Sarath in the main roles, coupled with Siddique, Roshan Basheer and Neeraj Madhav in supporting roles. This film was remade in Hindi with the same title, starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Shriya Saran in Lead roles. Drishyam is a film about a common man and his family.

We are expecting an intelligent remake in Hindi of Drishyam; the film’s success and box office record in Malayalam and Telugu makes it an iconic film in which the star actor Ajay Devgn is playing a middle-class family man.

Language: Malayalam/Hindi/Telugu/Tamil

7. Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

Karthik Calling Karthik thriller

This is a 2010 psychological thriller directed by debutant Vijay Lalwani. The star cast of the film includes Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone in the main roles.

The story revolves around Karthik, who attains triumph and even wins the heart of his stunning co-worker after receiving early morning phone calls from someone claiming to be himself.

This turns him into an all-new happy-go-lucky guy, and everything seems to be perfect, but then the climax takes a surprising twist. And that lets the audience glued to their seats and keeps them wondering what’s gonna happen next.

Language: Hindi

8. Munnariyippu (2014)

Munnariyippu malayalam Thriller

Munnariyippu is a mystery psychological thriller film starring Mammootty and Aparna Gopinath in the lead roles. Film is about a convicted murderer C.K Raghavan (Mammootty) and how a reporter Anjali Arakkal (Aparna Gopinath) tries to recover his life.

The film is all about searching for the real convict or the story behind the current life of the Raghavan. There is a mind-blowing suspense in the climax.

Language: Malayalam

9. A Wednesday (2008)

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A Wednesday is a Bollywood Suspense thriller film directed by Neeraj Pandey. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher, coupled with Jimmy Shergill, Deepal Shaw, and Aamir Bashir.

The story of the film revolves around a mysterious caller who is frightened to set off bombs in Mumbai unless four jailed militants are freed. Naseeruddin Shah is the show stealer in his character who questions the injustice done to the common man of the country.

The film is a simple, small length, yet entertaining and gripping with a number of twists in the climax. The film portrays the enormous potential of Indian cinema.

Language: Hindi

10. Mumbai Police (2013)

Mumbai Police Malayalam Movie

Mumbai Police is a Malayalam Murder Mystery Thriller Film directed by Rosshan Andrrews, starring Prithviraj, Jayasurya and Rahman in the lead roles, coupled with Kunjan, Aparna Nair and debutant Hima Davis.

The story of the film revolves around ACP Anthony Moses, played by Prithviraj, who is just about to solve a crime incident and report the name of the culprit to his boss, Farhan (Rahman), when he is caught in a terrible accident which leaves him without any memory of his past.

The film follows a non-linear narration at parts and that has worked out really well in holding the audience clutched to their seats.

Language: Malayalam

11. 1 Nenokkadine (2014)

1 Nenokkadine (2014) Best telugu Action Movies

1 Nenokkadine is a psychological thriller directed by Sukumar, starring Mahesh Babu and Kriti Senon.

The story of the film is based on a rock star who tolerates delusions that are attached to the killing of his parents and the discovery of an extraordinary variety of rice.

Language: Telugu

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12. Bachchan (2013)

Bachchan Kannada Film Thriller

Bachchan is a Kannada action thriller film directed by Shashank. The film stars Sudeep, Bhavana, Parul Yadav and Tulip Joshi.

The film is said to be the best Kannada action film. The plotline of the film revolves around Bharath, aka Bachchan, a businessman who is accused of murdering a police official and a doctor.

The film is quite gripping and full of twists in the climax part where the makers exactly ask the audience to forget everything that happened beforehand.

Language: Kannada

Your Turn!

This list of Best Indian films with Twisted endings is curated after watching many Indian suspense movies. If you think some of your favourite film with twisted climaxes deserves a place in this list, then do share the name in the comments.