You must have seen lately that the Hindi Horror Movies scene in Bollywood has taken a dramatic turn in recent years. The greater part of the Bollywood Horror films in the earlier years used to have an old-world enchantment with a storyline pertinent to that time, however, with the improvement in innovation, the nature of VFX utilized in Bollywood Horror Movies has gone up by a few scores! The producers have understood the potential of this genre and are trying to tap into this niche with big budgets. We have curated a list of some of the best horror movies in Hindi that have been released in Bollywood.
Here’s a list of the 15 best Hindi horror movies that you need to watch:
1. Raaz (2002)
Raaz is undoubtedly one of the most classic Bollywood horror movies that you need to watch. The story of this film revolves around a couple, Sanjana and Aditya who are on a Holiday in Ooty to make things better for their marriage. Ooty was the place where they fell in love with each other and wanted to bring back that love towards each other. However, things take a scary turn when sinister things start happening with Sanjana. She starts having encounters with a spirit and is being possessed. The cast of this film includes Dino Morea, Bipasha Basu, and Ashutosh Rana in key roles. Also, the songs from this movie made it to the top of the charts back when it was released.
2. Bulbbul (2020)
Recently released on Netflix, Bulbull is one of the best Hindi horror movies that you can watch right now. The film is directed by Anvita Dutt Guptan and features Tripti Dimri, Rahul Bose, and Paoli Dam in key roles. Set in 1881, this movie showcases the story of a little girl who was married off to a rich older man. The girl grows up to be a beautiful, bold, and brave woman who doesn’t fear anyone. However, she has a deep dark secret that she hides under that persona. Things start to get mysterious when everyone abandons her and the men in the village start dying. Apparently, she is a witch that hunts and kills men who torture women. Also, this film is produced by Anushka Sharma’s production house (Clean Slate Films).
3. 1920 (2008)
1920 is another classic Bollywood Hindi horror movie that many consider one of the best to date. The story of this film revolves around an inter-faith couple named Arjun and Lisa. Arjun moves to Palampur after a rift with his family about marrying a girl of another faith. However, things get scary when Lisa gets possessed by a demonic spirit. The film was loosely inspired by the popular Hollywood film ‘The Exorcist’ which was released in 1973. This movie featured actors like Adah Sharma, Rajneesh Duggal, and Raj Zutshi in key roles.
4. Pizza (2014)
Pizza is a remake of a 2012 released Tamil horror movie by the same name. The movie showcases the story of a pizza delivery guy named Kunal who lives with his wife Nikita. His wife is a writer by profession and is working on a project that revolves around supernatural powers. Kunal on the other hand doesn’t believe in any of these concepts and lies to his employer about certain horror events. However, things get scary when all his made-up horror story becomes a reality. The cast of this film includes talented actors like Akshay Oberoi, Arunoday Singh, and Parvathy Omanakuttan in key roles.
5. Raaz 2: The Mystery Continues (2009)
Featuring Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, and Adhyayan Suman in key roles, Raaz 2 is one of the most memorable Hindi horror movies of all time. This is the second installment of the Raaz franchise with great performances and one of the best music albums as well. The story of this film revolves around an artist Prithvi Singh, a young model Nandita Mehra, and her partner Yash Dayal. When Prithvi sees that a girl that she drew on his canvas exists in real life, he is left stunned. However, when they meet each other things start to take a supernatural turn as Nandita gets possessed by a ghost.
6. 13B (2009)
13 B is one of the most critically acclaimed Hindi horror movie that you need to watch. The film showcases the story of Manohar and his family who move into a new apartment. As soon they movei into the apartment, they start to experience strange events. The women of the family get hooked to a TV show that is based on a family similar to them. As the time passes Manohar realises that is happening in that TV show is also happening with this family. The cast of this film includes R Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Sachin Khedekar and Deepak Dobriyal in key roles.
7. Ragini MMS (2011)
Inspired by 2007 released American horror movie Paranormal Activity, Ragini MMS is a new concept horror movie. This movie is shot in a footage found style that makes it even scarier. The movie showcases the story of a couple who go out to relax and have fun at a farmhouse, but things get scary when they realise that the place is haunted. This story is set in the outskirts of Mumbai and is said to be based partly on the real story of a girl named Deepika from Delhi. The movie features Rajkumar Rao and Kainaz Motivala in key roles.
8. Ek Thi Daayan (2013)
Ek Thi Daayan is one of the top Hindi horror movie when it comes to Bollywood. The movie features stalwarts like Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin in key roles. This movie showcases the story of a magician named Bobo who faces hallucinations and seeks professional help. However, he finds out that he is being haunted by a sinister witch. Bobo and his family starts staying back in his old apartment when he reads an old book about witchcraft that starts making sense to him. Later he realises that all his answers were all hidden in his past.
9. Tumbbad (2018)
Based on a Mythological story, Tumbbad is one of the best Hindi horror movie that has been released recently in Bollywood. The mythological story of this film revolves around the goddess who created the universe and Vinayak Rao. He tells his son about the Goddess of Prosperity and how she gave birth to 160 million gods. One of his child was very greedy of wealth hence the goddess cursed him that nobody will worship him. However, things get scary when residents of Tumbbad build a temple to worship him and face evil incidents. The cast of this film includes Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe and Rojini Chakraborty in key roles.
10. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
One of the best horror comedy movies of all time, Bhool Bhulaiya certainly makes it to this list. The story of this film revolves around Siddharth, an NRI and his wife who return to their traditional house in India. However, his wife Avni does know that a part of their house is haunted and gets possessed by the spirit of Manjulika. To makes this right Siddharth seeks help of his friend Aditya who is a Psychiatrist. The movie features stalwarts like Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Vidya Balan and more.
11. Pari (2018)
Featuring Anushka Sharma and Parambatra Chatterjee, Pari is a Hindi horror movie that is based on supernatural events. The movie showcases the story of a guy named Arnab who tries to help a woman named Rukshana. He found her under strange circumstances and doesn’t know anything about her. However, the story takes a scary turn when he finds out that she isn’t normal and is possessed by demon entity named Ifrit.
12. Ghost Stories (2020)
Ghost Stories is a horror anthology movie that has four different short films directed by four different directors (Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar). The film features actors like Vijay Varma, Jahnvi Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and many more. However, the film was also controversial due to some objectionable scenes in the movie. A nust watch for horror genre lovers in India.
13. Raaz 3 (2012)
The third installment of the popular Bollywood horror franchise Raaz, this one also gave viewers a chill down their spine. The story of this film revolves around the theme of jealousy where an actress named Shanaya is gets insecure around debutant Sanjana. She then sort to black magic to resolve this issue and restore her spot as the top actress. This leads her making a deal with evil spirits and making life hell for Sanjana. This was one of the best horror movie released that year after a long time. The cast of the movie includes Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta and Emraan Hashmi in key roles.
14. Chhorii (2021)
Chhorii is a recently released supernatural horror movie from Bollywood that showcases the story of a pregnant woman named Sakshi who moves to a small village. She works for an NGO and is living happily with her husband until some events starts happening to her in village. This film is a remake of 2016 released Marathi movie ‘Lapachpi’. One of the most promising performance of Nushrat Barucha that’ll definitely keep you up at night after watching this.
15. Haunted 3D (2011)
Haunted is the story of a realtor who finds that a mansion is possessed by two spirits that are completely opposite to each other. In order to make this right, he travels back in time to make the spirits go away and prevent disasterous events from happening. The cast of the film includes actors like Tia Bajpai, Mimoh Chakraborty and Arif Zakaria in key roles.
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We hope you had fun exploring these best horror movies in Hindi. Happy Binging!