The Best Recent Telugu Suspense Thriller Movies So Far

Best Telugu Suspense Thriller Movies: Action, Romance and Comedy Genres are the most popular genres in Telugu Cinema, there’s just something about these genres that we Telugu audience love. However, Tollywood also has been producing top-class Suspense Thriller movies for decades. Filmmakers with the art of delivering a heightened feelings of suspense, excitement and surprise also entertaining this section of audience. So, we have made out a list of the Best Telugu Suspense Thriller Movies that you should definitely watch.


The Best Recent Telugu Suspense Thriller Movies So Far

  • HIT

If you are searching for the recent suspense thriller movies of 2020 in Telugu, then don’t miss HIT The First case directed by Sailesh Kolanu starring Vishwak Sen & Ruhani sharma in lead roles.

HIT is definitely one of the best Thrillers that will keep you on the edge of the seat, with a tighter narrative, screenplay and performances.

  • Gatham

One of the most engaging Thriller completely shot in United States. Gatham is the latest Psychological Suspense Thriller film directed by Kiran Reddy and starring Bhargava Poludasu, Rakesh Galebhe, and Poojitha Kuraparth. This is a low budget film with new cast & crew but with an extraordinary screenplay and cinematography.

Gatham (2020) is a film that is entirely based on its Screenplay. The first half of the film is so exciting to the audience and the Twists in the Second Half goes deeper and reveals the suspense.

  • Madha

One of the rare film’s of its kind in Telugu Cinema. Madha (2020) is a Telugu-language Suspense thriller film directed by debutant Srividya Basawa starring Trishna Mukherjee, Anish Kuruvilla and Rahul Venkat in prominent roles.

The movie starts with misleading scenes but told in a gripping way to the end. The Twists in the second half increases the suspense little more with a decent screenplay.

  • U Turn

U Turn, 2018 Telugu and Tamil bilingual thriller film written and directed by Pawan Kumar. It is a remake of Kannada film of the same name. Samantha, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika Chawla and Narain played the main roles.

Though it is a Telugu Remake, the film has not missed its true Essence of narrating the story to the audience with gripping suspense as it is in the Original Kannada version.

  • Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya

Nowadays it’s a hard task to make the audience to stick to their seats in theaters if the movie is not engaging. Only movies like Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya can make the Impossible possible. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019) is a Telugu Suspense Thriller film written and directed by Swaroop RSJ and produced by Rahul Yadav Nakka. The film stars Naveen Polishetty, Shruti Sharma, Darbha Appaji Ambarisha and Suhas in main roles.

The story of Agent Sai Sreenivas Athreya (2019) revolves around a Nellore-based detective who investigates the case of an unidentified body found near a railway track and falls in a trap.

  • Kshanam

As said earlier, Suspense Thrillers are not new to Telugu audiences but “Kshanam” is treated differently from traditional way of storytelling. Though it is a psychological thriller, the misleading scenes were told in a gripping way to the end. Kshanam is Telugu Suspense Thriller film, that was released in 2016, directed by Ravikanth Perepu, the film stars Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma and Anasuya in lead roles.

The main plot of Kshanam is about Rishi, a non-resident Indian, returns to India to help his ex-girlfriend to find her daughter kidnapped by some unknown people.

  • Evaru

Though the story of Evaru is based on the Spanish film “The Invisible Guest”, it has its own Essence in telling the story in a gripping screenplay to the Telugu audience. Evaru is a Suspense crime thriller film directed by Venkat Ramji starring Adivi Sesh, Regina Cassandra, Naveen Chandra and Syed Irfan Ahmed in lead roles.

The story is all about an Inspector Vikram Vasudev who takes over the case of investigating the murder of a high ranking officer killed by his alleged rape victim. When he goes deeper into the investigation he uncovers some surprising facts and twists to the end.

  • Okka Kshanam

Okka Kshanma is a concept based suspense thriller film directed by Vi Anand and produced by Chakri Chigurupati starring Allu Sirish, Surbhi Puranik, Srinivas Avasarala and Seerat Kapoor in the lead roles.

This is one of the most gripping story and completely new to Telugu audience based on parallel lives. The Love birds Jeeva and Joshna are happy in their relationship but things goes bitter when they learn that they are leading parallel lives to a couple who faces troubles in their lives.

  • Gentleman

Gentleman comes with a suspense factor where Nani plays a dual role. The Suspense Thriller film directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti features Nani, Surabhi, Srinivas Avasarala and Nivetha Thomas in the lead roles.

Two female Co-passengers on a plane become friends and share their love stories. One among them is shocked when she finds the man she loves resembles the other’s boyfriend. This leads her to turning into a Lady Detective.

  • Karthikeya

Karthikeya is a clean movie cleverly designed with suspense elements to make this film different from other Thrillers.

Featuring Nikhil Siddharth (Karthikeya) and Swati Reddy (Valli) in the lead roles. This film set to revolve around a closed temple in Subramanyapuram village on the border of Andhra Pradesh which has some disbelief and mysteries surrounding it. How Karthikeya solves mysteries surrounding this temple is the rest of the story.

  • Kalki

Kalki is an investigative Thriller based on a Village backdrop, directed by Prashanth Varma, the film stars Rajasekhar, Adah Sharma, Nandita Swetha, and Pujita Ponnada in the lead roles.

The twists in the end revealed in an gripping manner made this movie a Super Hit film in 2019. Moreover, presenting Rajasekhar in a new Avatar added positive vibe to the film.

  • 1 – Nenokkadine

In Tollywood, it is rare to see a suspense thriller film from a top actor like Mahesh Babu. It is one among the rare movies that is above the intellectual level of common Telugu audience. Nenokkadine is a suspense thriller film with a lot of action directed by Sukumar stars Mahesh Babu and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles.

The story of Nenokkadine revolves around a rock-star, who suffers from a mental disorder wants to take a revenge against the gang who killed his parents in his childhood. How he takes the revenge with his psychological disorder is the rest of the story.

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