These South films full of thriller and suspense are heavy on Bollywood, see list

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The craze for South films is continuously increasing. Perhaps this is the reason why nowadays most of the South films are being released in Hindi also. If you are fond of South Cinema, then today we are going to give you information about the list of crime, thriller and suspense films available on OTT. Let us further give you information about the IMDb ratings of these films along with the OTT platform of these films. So let us know about these films in detail…

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South Indian Thriller Movies

movies IMDb Rating release year
Drishyam 2 8.4 2021
Vikram Vedha 8.2 2017
Yashoda 6.6 2022
Kantara 8.2 2022
Raatchasan 8.3 2018
HIT: The Second Case 7.2 2022
Visaranai 8.5 2015
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru 8.2 2016

Drishyam 2

Drishyam 2, the sequel of Malayalam film Drishyam, was released in the year 2021. The suspense of this film is its life. Similarly, like the first part, great suspense and thriller was seen in its second part.

  • IMDb Rating – 8.4
  • where to see – Prime Video
  • star cast – Mohanlal, Meena, Ansba

Vikram Vedha

This is one of the top South Indian psycho thriller films, which was directed and written by the duo Pushkar and Gayathri in the Tamil language. The film is inspired by Baital Pachisi, an Indian folktale and tells the story of a power struggle between a criminal mastermind named Pehli Vedha and a ruthless, no-nonsense cop.

  • IMDb Rating – 8.2
  • where to see – Disney Plus Hotstar, Zee5, MX Player, YouTube
  • star cast – Madhavan, Shraddha Srinath, Vijay Sethupathi, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar


Samantha’s film Yashoda is available to watch on OTT. This film is based on surrogacy. This film can be seen in many languages. Yashoda is a Tamil action thriller film released in the year 2022. You can watch the film on Prime Video.

  • IMDb Rating – 6.6
  • where to see – Prime Video
  • star cast – Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Unni Mukundam, Varlashmi Sarathkumar


Rishabh Shetty’s film Kantara is based on the story of Kadubetti, a coastal village in Karnataka, which depicts the conflict between humans and nature. The audience liked this film very much in theatres. Now it is available to watch on OTT.

  • IMDb Rating – 8.2
  • where to see – Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
  • star cast – Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar ji, Achyut Kumar


The film was released in 2018, which was well-liked. You can watch it on Disney Plus Hotstar. You can also watch it in dubbed version on YouTube. The film was made for Rs 5-8 crores and did business around Rs 50 to 55 crores.

  • IMDb Rating – 8.2
  • where to see – Disney Plus Hotstar
  • star cast – Amala Paul, Vishan Vishnu

HIT: The Second Case

In the film, the actor is seen solving the mystery of a serial killer. Along with this, there are many other great twists for the audience. Adivi Seshe won the hearts of the audience with her acting in this film. If you want to watch a great movie with twist and thriller then you will definitely like this.

  • IMDb Rating – 7.2
  • where to see – YouTube, Prime Video
  • star cast – Adivi Sesh, Meekshi Choudhary, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani


Visaranai, released in 2015, is a Tamil-language crime thriller film written and directed by Vetrimaaran. It is based on the novel Lock Up by M. Chandrakumar. This film was also sent to the Oscars as India’s official entry in the Foreign Language category.

  • IMDb Rating – 8.5
  • where to see – Netflix
  • star cast – Dinesh, Samutrakani, Ananti

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

The story of the film ‘Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru’ is full of suspense. The film shows how a man breaks into an apartment late at night during heavy rain and a murder takes place there. An attempt has been made to give the angle of a serial killer in the film.

  • IMDb Rating – 8.2
  • where to see – Disney Plus Hotstar, MX Player
  • star cast – Rahman, Prakash Raghavan, Sharathkumar


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