10 Best Telugu Crime Thriller Movies You Should Watch

Personally, I have never met a person who would not want to watch a good crime thriller. Even if you are into romance, slapstick comedy, rom-com, coming of age, and other lighthearted genres, once in a while you would want to see a well-paced, edge-of-the-seat thriller. Or its sub-genre, crime thriller. So here is a list of the 10 best Telugu crime thriller movies you should watch.

1. Ave Kallu (1967)

At the time of its release, this was a huge hit. It follows a Susila who returns from college to find her family has been killed. The only clues available are a half-smoked cigar and a mysterious woman in white running in the courtyard. Sounds like a horror movie? It is one, in a way.

Stream: Amazon Prime Video

2. Drushyam (2014)

This film probably caught the attention it deserves after its Hindi remake with Ajay Devgn in the lead. Drushyam was originally a Malayalam language film, which was remade in Telugu before its Hindi remake. The story is the same. It is still fun to watch though.

Stream: Jio Cinema

3. D 16 (2016)

D 16 follows a police officer as he investigates the mysterious circumstances behind the death of a couple. However, he loses his leg in a confrontation during the investigation.

Stream: Disney+ Hotstar

4. Goodachari (2018)

Goodachari depicts the story of Gopi who is recruited into RAW. However, on his graduation day, he is implicated to kill two RAW agents. He is declared a wanted terrorist. Here on, begins Gopi’s journey to clear his name and find the people responsible.

Stream: Amazon Prime Video

5. Evaru (2019)

Evaru follows a police officer who is tasked to catch the killer of a senior officer who has allegedly raped Sameera. When he starts investigating, he encounters many dark secrets.

Stream: Amazon Prime Video

6. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019)

Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya depicts the story of a private detective who solves menial cases with the help of his assistance. When a father comes to him to investigate his daughter’s murder, things take a serious turn.

Stream: Amazon Prime Video

7. Game Over (2019)

Starring Tapsee Pannu, Game Over is a nail-biting thriller with a twist. Unlike other stories, the protagonist has three lives in the twisted game of survival with the serial killer who broke into her house.

Stream: Netflix

8. Seven (2019)

The movie has an interesting premise. Several women claim Karthik as their husband and lodge a missing complaint. Tensions arise when a man who claims to know him is murdered.

Stream: Zee5

9. Hit (2020)

With the Hindi remake starring Rajkumar Rao and Sanya Malhotra playing in the theatres, I believe it is high time we take a look at the original Telugu version. It follows a police officer belonging to the homicide intervention team who must overcome the struggles with his tragic past in order to investigate a case involving a missing woman.

Stream: Amazon Prime Video

10. Raahu (2020)

Raahu follows a young woman with conversion disorder, which makes her temporarily blind at the sight of blood. She adecides to get married to her boyfriend much to her father’s disapproval due to his belief in astrology.

Stream: Zee5


Also read: 10 Best Malayalam Crime Thriller Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

This was the list of 10 best Telugu crime thriller movies you should watch.

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