Top 5 darkest films of Bollywood
You might be living the perfect life, but one wrong turn and things might come crumbling down like a pack of cards. Things can change in a matter of moments, and it can very well happen to you too. Here are five flicks from Bollywood that show how harsh life can get.
1. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
The film which is loosely based on the life of gangster Chota Rajan shows the harsh reality of life in Mumbai’s underworld. The plot is set into motion when an innocent man (Sanjay Dutt) accidentally kills the brother of a gangster. One event leads to the other, and before you know it, Dutt turns into one of the most feared gangsters in Mumbai’s underworld.
2. LSD (2010)
Interlinking three stories on love, sex, and dhoka, Banerjee creates a story so compelling that you wouldn’t bat an eyelid throughout its runtime. It’s honest, brutal, and gruesome. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
3. Shaitan (2011)
Shaitan paints a disturbing portrait of the inherent shaitan inside each one of us. This thriller revolves around the lives of a bunch of urban 20-something kids who come from affluent but dysfunctional families. In a bid to make some easy money, they pretend to abduct the richest kid among them. But the plan backfires, and what ensues is mindless violence.
4. Ugly (2013)
True to its name, this unsettling thriller shows the ugliness of human selfishness and greed. Like its characters, almost every frame of this dark film is tinted with shades of grey and black. This film is disturbing at so many levels that it will make you sit up and think about where it all went wrong for the world.
5. NH 10 (2015)
Set on the outskirts of Delhi, this edge-of-the-seat thriller throws light on the highly sensitive topic of honour killings in India. It’s unapologetically brutal in its depiction of violence and for most parts of the film, you wait with bated breath anticipating what’s going to happen next. And when you leave the theatre, you can’t help feeling terrified.