The Hindi film industry has experimented with diverse genres such as romance, comedy, action and horror. In the early years, horror was a relatively lesser explored genre, with the Ramsays being the only banner to venture into the territory. But, of late, many leading film makers have tried their hand at making horror movies and have received considerable success too.
Here is the list of top 10 best horror movies of Bollywood:
The 1992 movie by Ram Gopal Verma, “Raat” happens to be one of the most memorable movies of the industry in horror genre. It is the story of a young girl being possessed by an evil spit and the character has been perfectly portrayed by ace actress Revathi.
9. Darna Mana Hai
The next name in the list of top 10 best horror movies of Bollywood is that of another RGV movie called “Darna Mana Hai” which came in 2003. It is a breakthrough movie in terms of making, with 6 short horror stories mingled into one. The film had a big star cast, including the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty.
Ram Gopal Verma came back yet again in 2003 with a scary film called “Bhoot”, which starred Ajay Devgan and Urmila Matondkar as an urban couple, with the later being possessed by a troublesome ghost of a murdered woman.
7. 1920: The Evil Returns
Vikram Bhatt established his supremacy in the horror camp of Bollywood with the 2008 film called “1920: The Evil Returns”. The film did not have a famous star cast, but a gripping story line and excellent cinematography fetched huge acclaim for the movie.
One of the earliest Bollywood experiments with horror is “Mahal”, which hit the silver screen in 1949. It dealt with the subject of reincarnation and had Ashok Kumar and Madhubala in the lead roles. The movie is remembered for its melodious music till date.
Next on the list of top 10 best horror movies of Bollywood is the latest Bipasha Basu starrer “Alone”, which is a remake of a South Indian movie. It is the tale of twin sisters, one of whom dies and comes back to haunt the other.
4. Ragini MMS
“Ragini MMS” is a 2011 release by the prestigious banner of Balaji. It is based on an American movie called “Paranormal Activity” and has a spine chilling story. The sequel of the movie “Ragini MMS 2” has also been appreciated.
3. Vaastu Shastra
“Vaastu Shastra” is another excellent horror flick by Ram Gopal Verma. The 2004 release had Sushmita Sen in the lead role. Coupled with an amazing story line and excellent special effects, the movie came ahead as one of the best made in the horror genre.
Featuring next in the list of top 10 horror movies in Bollywood, is “Haunted”, another presentation from the Bhatt camp. The film, which released in 2011, made a mark with the use of 3D technology and a very innovative storyline.
“Raaz”, which came in 2002, came as one of the most successful horror movies in the industry. The first part of the three part series starred Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea and was based on the Hollywood movie “What Lies Beneath”. The success of the first part inspired the Bhatt camp to bring two sequels to it.
The journey of the industry in the horror genre does not end here, as this is something which has always been able to entice the viewers and will continue to do so.