Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies of all-time on Amazon Prime

Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime: These days South Indian movies have started to make a lot of good quality content-oriented films. Many South Indian films have expanded their boundaries and started making Pan-India films.

Some south Indian films have dominated the box-office collections worldwide and popularly became pan-world films. Pan India Blockbuster movies like Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017), KGF: Chapter 1 (2018), Kaithi(2019), Pushpa (2021), RRR (2022), KGF: Chapter 2 (2022), Vikram(2022), etc. have made the entire nation proud as well as proved that south Indian cinema can make excellent movies that can become popular worldwide.

Also, there are many excellent South Indian thriller movies of all time which will be discussed further.

Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime

List of Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Here is the list of the top 10 Best South Indian Thriller movies which is available on Amazon Prime Video

1. Ratsasan(2018)

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Raatchasan (2018) on IMDb

Genre: Psychological Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video, Jio Cinema, and SUN NXT

Release Date: 5th October 2018

Cast: Vishnu VishalAmala Paul, Saravanan, Kaali VenkatVinodhini Vaidyanathan, and Ramdoss

Director: Ram Kumar

Music Director: Ghibran

Cinematographer: P.V. Shankar

Duration: 2 Hours 32 minutes

The story is based on a youngster who aspires to become a movie director. But, he becomes a police officer against his wishes, in order to manage his family situation after his father’s death. As a newcomer in the police department, this youngster faces a challenging task as a cop to track down the serial killer in his town after facing continuous murders of many innocents.

The excellent screenplay, the outstanding performance of every actor, superb direction with a gripping narration, and background score by Ghibran make it one of the best south Indian Thriller Movies of all time and for every audience, it would be the most thrilling moment while watching the movie.

Also, this movie is one of the Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime

2. Evaru(2019)

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Evaru (2019) on IMDb

Genre: Crime Thriller Drama

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 15th August 2019

Cast: Adivi SeshRegina CassandraNaveen Chandra, and Murali Sharma

Director: Venkat Ramji

Music Director: Sricharan Pakala

Cinematographer: Vamsi Patchipulusu

Duration: 1 Hour 58 minutes

This movie is an official remake of the Spanish film The Invisible Guest(2016). The story is about a police officer named Vikram who investigates the murder of a senior police officer. The conversation between the victim, who was raped by the senior police officer and Vikram gets interesting every scene by scene leading to many mysterious facts being revealed.

The mind-blowing twist in this movie every layer by layer of the scene makes the audience feel stunned by the gripping narration and outstanding performance of every actor. This movie is one of the Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime.

Previously, Amitabh Bachchan and  Taapsee Pannu starrer Hindi movie titled Badla(2019) was a remake of the Spanish movie The Invisible Guest(2016) and had most of the similarities.

But this movie Evaru proved to be a complete and faithful remake of the Spanish movie which had many changes according to the Telugu audience as well as other states of Indian audiences.

Adivi Sesh has given an excellent career-best performance as a cop in this movie. Also, this movie is one of the biggest blockbusters in Adivi Sesh’s career.

3. Hit: The First Case(2020)

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HIT (2020) on IMDb

Genre: Action Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 28th February 2020

Cast: Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma.

Director: Sailesh Kolanu

Music Director: Vivek Sagar

Cinematographer: S. Manikandan

Duration: 2 Hours 8 minutes

The story is based on a police officer who has to overcome his past trauma and has to solve the case of a missing girl. He starts dealing with the case as it is related to his personal life. But, the case seems to be too complicated as he gets involved in the case more and more with the increasing number of suspects.

At a certain point in time, there won’t be any accurate evidence available to find out the exact culprit involved in the crime.

The screenplay of this movie makes it a suspense-filled moment for every audience while watching. But, the ending part of the movie doesn’t seem to be convincing to the audience. Probably, the director might have set the climax for the sequel of this movie.

The upcoming movie HIT: The Second Case(2022) is a sequel to this movie starring  Adivi Sesh, Meenakshi Chaudhary, and Bhanu Chander in lead roles and will be released theatrically worldwide on the 29th July 2022.

4. Saani Kaayidam(2022)

Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime Saani Kaayidam
Saani Kaayidham (2022) on IMDb

Genre: Action/ Crime-Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 6th May 2022

Cast: Keerthy Suresh and Selvaraghavan 

Director: Arun Matheswaran

Music Director: Sam CS

Cinematographer: Yamini Yagnamurthy

Duration: 2 Hours 17 minutes

There are some movies in the south that are made without the presence of a hero. The best example is the movie Saani Kaayidam.

The story is about a lady police constable who belongs to the Dalit background, faces severe tragedies in her life, and suffers a lot. What are the sufferings faced by a Dalit Police constable? What are the tragedies faced by that Dalit woman? How the Dalit woman takes revenge on those people who spoiled her life forms the rest of the story.

Keerthy Suresh as Ponni and Selvaraghavan as Sangaiyyah’s exceptional performance connects emotionally well with every audience. Every scene of this movie makes it the best cinematic experience for all audiences.

A simple revenge story being presented in a most engaging manner makes it an interesting and worth-watching moment. The revenge and emotional moments make this movie different from other revenge story films.

This raw content movie based on a dark theme concept would be liked only by a certain set of audiences.

5. Kuruthi (2021)

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Kuruthi (2021) on IMDb

Genre: Political Action Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 11th August 2021

Cast: Prithviraj SukumaranRoshan MathewMamukkoyaSrindaaMurali Gopy, and Shine Tom Chacko 

Director: Manu Warrier

Music Director: Jakes Bejoy 

Cinematographer: Abinandhan Ramanujam

Duration: 2 Hours 2 minutes

The movie shows the love and hate relationship between humans in the name of religion which leads to the thrilling concept of the entire show. After watching this movie, every audience realise the love-hatred relationship happening in our country on the basis of religion.

The dialogues in this movie connect very well with all audiences in every emotional aspect of human lives.

6. Joseph(2018)

Joseph (2018) on IMDb

Genre: Police Investigation Thriller Drama

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 16th November 2018

Cast:  Joju GeorgeDileesh PothanIrshadAthmiya RajanJohny AntonySudhi KoppaMalavika Menon, and Madhuri Braganza

Director: M. Padmakumar

Music Director: Ranjin Raj, Bhagyaraj (Pandu Paadavarambathiloode), and Anil Johnson (Background score)

Cinematographer: Manesh Madhavan

Duration: 2 Hours 18 minutes

This movie is one of the best South Indian Thriller movies of all time available on Amazon Prime Video.

The story is about an ex-policeman whose wife gets killed in an accident. The incident seems to be an accident but the policeman finds out that his wife was killed in a well-planned murder.

The movie story is more emotional rather than thrilling as more preference was given to emotional aspects in this movie. But, the emotional scenes of the movie make the thrilling scenes much more interesting.

7. Cold Case (2021)

Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime Cold Case
Cold Case (2021) on IMDb

Genre: Crime Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 30th June 2021

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran,  Aditi Balan, Pooja Mohanraj, Anil Nedumangad, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Anand, and Rajesh Hebbar 

Director: Tanu Balak

Music Director: Prakash Alex

Cinematographer: Gireesh Gangadharan and Jomon T John

Duration: 2 Hours and 20 minutes

A police officer starts an investigation after a human skull is found on open land and tries to find out strange facts about the skull and who is the killer behind it.

At the same, a journalist who stays newly as a tenant in a rent house finds out about some supernatural events taking place in that house.

How these stories of a police officer and the journalist link together form the concept of the movie.

8. Imaikkaa Nodigal(2018)

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Imaikkaa Nodigal (2018) on IMDb

Genre: Action Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 30th August 2018

Cast: AtharvaaNayantharaAnurag KashyapRaashi Khanna, Vijay Sethupathi, and Manasvi Kottachi

Director: R. Ajay Gnanamuthu

Music Director: Hiphop Tamizha

Cinematographer: R. D. Rajasekhar

Duration: 2 Hours 50 minutes

The story is based on a lady CBI officer named Anjali  Vikramadithyan who killed a serial killer in an encounter much earlier. But, the entire department is in a shocking state as they come to know that the serial killer named Rudra is still alive and starts killing people in the town brutally.

Things become more interesting when Rudra starts targeting Anjali  Vikramadithyan’s family members and the case becomes more personal rather than professional.

Though the concept seems to be simple, the thrilling scenes make this movie much more interesting while watching. Also, to understand the confusing twists in this movie, it is recommended to watch the movie with attention to the best OTT Platforms.

The movie is a bit lengthy, but the excellent screenplay and direction, outstanding performances of every actor, and the thrilling moments make the audience engaged throughout the movie.

This is a perfect movie for audiences who expect all the elements involved apart from thrilling sequences.

9. Trance (2020)

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Trance (2020) on IMDb

Genre: Psychological Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 20th February 2020

CastFahadh FaasilDileesh PothanGautham Vasudev MenonNazriya NazimChemban Vinod, and Soubin Shahir

Director: Anwar Rasheed

Music Director: Jackson Vijayan and Vinayakan (songs), Jackson Vijayan and Sushin Shyam (Background score)

Cinematographer: Amal Neerad

Duration: 2 Hours 50 minutes

The story is about a motivational speaker who dreams big of achieving success in life and gets a chance to become famous in his life. This movie shows how people use a person’s situation in unavoidable circumstances.

Though the movie was much gripping in the first half, the tempo of the movie during the second half drops down a bit. But Fahadh Faasil’s energetic performance keeps the audience engaged throughout the lengthy show making it a worth-watching movie.

Also, it is to be noted that this movie would be liked by only a certain set of audiences.

10. FIR(2022)

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FIR (2022) on IMDb

Genre: Action Thriller

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 11th February 2022

Cast: Vishnu Vishal, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Reba Monica John, Manjima Mohan, Raiza Wilson, and Maala Parvathy

Director: Manu Anand

Music Director: Ashwath

Cinematographer: Arul Vincent

Duration: 2 Hours 35 minutes

FIR: Faizal Ibrahim Raiz: The story is based on a man who belongs to the Muslim religion. He gets involved in some unexpected incidents in such a way that the evidence collected proves him to be one of the most wanted terrorists and gets arrested by RAW. After being arrested, the way his family faces severe insults in society and that too being a Muslim is shown in this movie.

It is recommended to lower your expectations before watching this movie as this movie is not worth watching.

Overall Facts About Best South Indian Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime Video:

The above-listed Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies are available on Amazon Prime and these thriller movies are recommended to watch on the OTT Platforms to get the best cinematic feel every scene by scene.

It is expected that the South Indian Cinema Industry will surely come up with more thriller films in the upcoming days.

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