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Top 5 most underrated Indian horror films to binge watch during lockdown.

By Navjot Bains . 5th April 2020 06:17pm
Top 5 most underrated Indian horror films to binge watch during lockdown.

 

I know spending the time under a lockdown situation is really testing our patience and we are looking for recommendations on what to watch and where . So I'm back with my  handpicked top 5 underrated Bollywood horror films.

I've added two psychological thrillers as well because these two will also provide a tinge of horror element. Moreover these two are amongst the best psychological thrillers out there as this genre is fresh and not much has been explored. So let us quickly jump into it

 

1. Tumbbad

When a family builds a shrine for Hastar, a monster who is never to be worshipped, and attempts to get their hands on his cursed wealth, they face catastrophic consequences.

Greed and horror the concept itself is enough to wow you.

The film holds a rating of 8 3 on IMDb.  This film is directed by Rahi Anil Barve and  Anand Gandhi

This film is set in early 1900s and will give you chills . There is a line in the film ," soja nahi to hastar aa jayega" . The line and the consequences woven around this line are frightening enough to petrify you.

Watch it for it's brilliant cinematography,  a brilliant screenplay and mind boggling performances especially by Sohum Shah and Mohammad Samad.

Makers were also in talks for converting this film into a web series.

YOU CAN WATCH THE FILM ON AMAZON PRIME


 

 

 

2. The house  next door

Neurosurgeon Krishnakanth and his wife Lakshmi welcome their new neighbors, whose elder daughter Jenny has a crush on him. When Jenny gets possessed, Krishnakanth intervenes to help the family.

The film holds a rating of 6.8 on IMDb

The film is directed by Milind Rau and is available in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

If you are a person who defines horror as jump scares and sleepless nights then this one is for you.

The first half is chilling and the entire film grips you till the very end.

This one is dark, haunting,  intense,  terrifying and fresh .

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON NETFLIX

 

 

3. Pari

A kind-hearted man tries to help Rukhsana, a chained woman in a hut who is probably a victim of abuse. However, he soon realises that things are not as they appear to be.

This one is rated 6.6 on IMDb

Anushka Sharma has always been ready to experiment be it with her production house or be it with the choice of films that she does.  Pari was the most exciting one as handling horror is not easy.

Pari is one of the most underrated and underappreciated  hindi films  that I've come across.  The screenplay is brilliantly written with a lot of confusion thrown into it. You might not get the film once but if you watch it twice you'll love it .

The bluish- green lighting scheme of the film gives a sense of horror. A haunted Kolkata is beautiful to witness.

This one will not give you those jump scares but has a lot pf graphics that can make you uncomfortable.

You can't help but fall in love with Anushka Sharma in the first half She is super innocent but you see her converting in the second half and this actress never falls short of her skills.  Parambrata Chaterjee is endearing.  He is a very sensible actor and he has the ability to charm you with his face ( you can watch his short film 'anukul' on YouTube  it's superb).

The film is directed by Prosit Roy and kudos to him for giving us a really fresh experience.

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON AMAZON PRIME.

 

4.  Phobia

Mehak, a talented artist, develops agoraphobia after a taxi driver assaults her. She moves to a new apartment and starts having visions, leading her to think that a malevolent force has possessed her.

The film holds a rating of 6 9 on IMDb

Phobia is a smart,  sassy and spooky thriller written and directed by Pawan Kirpalani who earlier made Ragini M.M.S and Darr at the mall.  This will make you jump.

Phobia rides on the blazing talent of Radhika Apte,  she is practically in every frame of the film but you never get tired watching her.   Radhika is terrific in this one. Phobia is satisfying and fun  and will play with your mind at times.

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON ZEE5

 

5. Game over

Swapna, a game designer, has post-traumatic stress disorder and a chronic fear of the dark. Her life turns upside down after a serial killer enters her house and creates havoc.

This holds a rating of 7.1 on IMDb

Taapsee Pannu is impressing us with every film that she is doing . But she entered the horror pyschological thriller space in 2019 with a mind blowing film called Game Over.  This one is directed by Ashwin Saravanan  and is available in Hindi,  Tamil ,Telugu.

All you need to do is give attention to details while watching this . A lot of people are unable to crack this one. But once you crack it ,your mouth is wide open . This one has the ability to awestruck you.

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON NETFLIX

 

BONUS:  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN THE WEB SERIES SPACE THEN DO NOT MISS RADHIKA APTE'S MIND BLOWING WEB SERIES 'GHOUL'  AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX.  THIS ONE ACTUALLY GAVE ME SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.

 

KEEP WATCHING,  STAY SAFE , STAY INSIDE