18 Best Kannada Thriller Movies of All Time to Watch Now

Best Kannada Thriller Movies

Are you a fan of Kannada thriller movies? Your search ends here! In this comprehensive list, we have curated the best Kannada thriller movies of all time, guaranteed to offer a unique blend of entertainment and intrigue that is perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages. Whether you’re in the mood for a chilling psychological thriller or a heart-racing crime drama, there’s something here to satisfy every cinephile’s craving for excitement.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable cinematic journey through the best Kannada thriller movies that have captured the hearts of audiences across the globe.

List of Top Kannada Thriller Movies of All Time to Watch Now:

RangiTaranga Movie Poster


Release date: 3 July 2015
Director: Anup Bhandari
Starring: Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan, Avantika Shetty, Saikumar
Storyline: Mysterious events begin to unfold after a reclusive novelist and his wife move back to her ancestral village, followed by a journalist. It is considered one of the best Indian mystery thriller movies.

Available on: SunNXT

Kantara Movie Poster


Release date: 30 September 2022
Director: Rishab Shetty
Starring: Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar
Storyline: When greed paves the way for betrayal, scheming, and murder, a young tribal reluctantly dons the traditions of his ancestors to seek justice.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix

Vikrant Rona Movie Poster

Vikrant Rona

Release date: 28 July 2022
Director: Anup Bhandari
Starring: Sudeepa, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, Jacqueline Fernandez
Storyline: The story revolves around Inspector Vikrant Rona, who arrives at a remote village in the middle of a tropical rainforest where he starts witnessing a series of unexplainable events which are attributed to the supernatural.

Available on: Zee5, Disney+ Hotstar


Release date: 20 June 2014
Director: P. Vasu
Starring: Ravichandran, Navya Nair, Swaroopini Narayan, Unnathi, Asha Sarath, Prabhu, Achyuth Kumar
Storyline: A man takes desperate measures to try to save his family from the dark side of the law after they commit an unexpected crime.

Available on: N/A

Lucia Movie Poster


Release date: 6 September 2013
Language: Kannada
Director: Pawan Kumar
Starring: Sathish Ninasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar, Rishab Shetty
Storyline: The plot revolves around Nikki, an usher in theatre who has insomnia. After consuming a special pill, he gets entangled in a different kind of dream.

Available on: SunNXT

Ulidavaru Kandanthe

Release date: 28 March 2014
Director: Rakshit Shetty
Starring: Rakshit Shetty, Kishore, Tara, Sheethal Shetty, Rishab Shetty, Achyuth Kumar, Yagna Shetty
Storyline: The film revolves around five stories connected to an incident of a person’s murder, with each character narrating it in his own perspective.

Available on: SunNXT

Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Movie Poster

Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu

Release date: 3 June 2016
Director: Hemanth M. Rao
Starring: Anant Nag, Rakshit Shetty, Vasishta N. Simha, Sruthi Hariharan
Storyline: The film revolves around Venkob Rao, a middle-aged man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, going missing. His son Shiva who is worried by his father’s disappearance embarks on a search with a female doctor. Venkob becomes entangled with a killer. The rest of the film involves whether Shiva finds his father or not.

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar


Release date: 21 February 2014
Language: Kannada
Director: Prashanth Neel
Starring: Sriimurali, Hariprriya. Thilak Shekar
Storyline: A man with a dangerous past must protect a girl from those who are hell-bent on killing her.

Available on: JioCinema

Mufti Movie Poster


Release date: 1 December 2017
Director: Narthan
Starring: Shiva Rajkumar, Sriimurali, Shanvi Srivastava
Storyline: An undercover cop goes into the big bad world (Ronapura), an place taken over by a don, where his safety may be compromised.

Available on: Zee5

U Turn

Release date: 20 May 2016
Director: Pawan Kumar
Starring: Shraddha Srinath, Roger Narayan, Radhika Chetan, Dileep Raj
Storyline: The plot revolves around the death of motorists who break a traffic rule at a particular flyover in Bangalore and subsequent pinning down of the culprit by an intern journalist and police inspector duo.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix


Release date: 11 September 2015
Director: Duniya Soori
Starring: Vikky Varun, Manvitha Harish, Rajesh Nataranga, Prakash Belawadi, Chandrika, Sheethal Shetty
Storyline: When a love story goes awry, two young lovers are forced to take to the road with the police hot on their heels. They escape across Karnataka in a roller-coaster ride that is at once enthralling, exasperating and nail-biting.

Available on: Zee5

Kavaludaari Movie Poster


Release date: April 12, 2019
Director: Hemanth M Rao
Starring: Rishi, Anant Nag, Achyuth Kumar, Suman Ranganathan, Roshni Prakash, Sulile Kumar, Sampath
Storyline: The accidental discovery of human bones during a road-widening project leads a local traffic cop into the mystery of a 40-year-old case. His investigation leads him across trails that will put his wit, resolve, and morals to the test.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Nanna Prakara

Release date: 23 August 2019
Director: Vinay Balaji
Starring: Kishore, Priyamani, Mayuri Kyatari, Pramod Shetty, Girija Lokesh
Storyline: The Story is based on Crime and Suspense-thriller with three separate stories that eventually connect to each other. It is based on the philosophy of karma- “what goes around, comes around.”It is all about consequences whether good or bad. The actual incidents are hidden from the reality of the world. The investigation deals with finding out the Truth.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Birbal Trilogy Case 1 Finding Vajramuni Movie Poster

Birbal Trilogy Case 1: Finding Vajramuni

Release date: 18 January 2019
Director: M. G. Srinivas
Starring: M. G. Srinivas, Rukmini Vasanth, Madhusudhan Rao
Storyline: A man who is wrongly accused of murder is helped by an advocate, facing various threats during the investigation.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


Release date: 5 April 2019
Director: G. V. R. Vasu
Starring: Shiva Rajkumar, Baby Meenakshi, Vasishta N. Simha, Kruthika Jayakumar, Isha Koppikar
Storyline: A blind man bonds with a young girl, and would go to great lengths to protect her from a serial killer.

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Bell Bottom Movie Poster

Bell Bottom

Release date: 15 February 2019
Director: Jayatheertha
Starring: Rishab Shetty, Hariprriya, Achyuth Kumar, Yogaraj Bhat, Pranay Ranjan
Storyline: Police constable Divakar finally gets a chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a detective when a mysterious robbery takes place at the local police station.

Available on: JioCinema


Release date: 26 July 2019
Director: Mahesh Gowda
Starring: Raj B. Shetty, Virginia Rodrigues, Chaithra Achar
Storyline: A woman with a mysterious past goes to extreme lengths to protect her daughter from the assassins who are after them.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Act 1978

Release date: 20 November 2020
Director: Manjunatha Somakeshava Reddy (Mansore)
Starring: Yagna Shetty, Shruti, Sanchari Vijay
Storyline: ACT 1978 talks about a pregnant woman who chooses her own way to condemn the injustices caused by the bureaucratic system.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


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