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15 Best Indian Thriller Short Films That Will Keep You Glued To Your Seats

Don’t have the time to watch full-length thriller movies. Why not opt for short films. Trust us, these thriller short films will entertain you to the core. These short films will blow your mind as these will not be like full-fledged movies and user will have to anticipate a lot. But, if you are a fan of unpredictable movies, you must watch this list of best Indian thriller short films. Best part is most of these short films are available on You tube for free and you don’t need any OTT subscription & you can watch whenever you have some free time.

If you are a fan of watching thriller content, here are 15 best Hindi thriller short films that will keep you on the edge of your seats.

1. Last Train to Mahakali (1999)

Written and directed by ace film director Anurag Kashyap, Last Train to Mahakali is an excellent mind-bending thriller short film. Featuring Kay Kay Menon, The film is about a doctor on death row who claims to have found out a permanent cure for virus-based diseases. The film was made for the Star Plus television series Star Bestsellers in 1999.

2. Ahalya

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Ahalya is a thriller short film full of seduction, deceit and suspense. The film features Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte.  An Inspector comes down to a house to investigate the disappearance of a person. When he enters the house, a young and beautiful woman greets him. The weird thing happens when one of the dolls falls down as soon as Inspector comes in.  Did the doll fall by a fan or is there any mystery behind it?

3. Yakeen

A suspense thriller short film about a man who has killed someone. He meets a psychiatrist and tells him about it.  Strange thing is that the man can’t recall whom he has killed and why did he kill. What do you think the psychiatrist can help the man?

4. Machis Hai Kya

As you can expect there is someone who is looking for matchbox (machis). Based on the hope to find a machis, the short film is a brilliant psychological thriller. The film captures the conversation between a suicidal guy and a stranger looking for machis. Can their interaction change their perspective towards life?

5. Gutthi (The Riddle)

Are you a content writer, Have you ever faced writer’s block? This short is the story of a writer who is facing writer’s block. He invited a garbage collector for a conversation and they just keep talking over the night.  Can you think what may be the topic of discussion between a writer and a garbage collector?  Some shocking secrets and mysteries are waiting for you.

6. Trapped

Have you ever found any anonymous gift outside your door? Trapped is the story of a girl who finds a gift and decides to open it. When she opens, she finds a mirror in the box. However, this mirror is not an ordinary one.  Weird and unusual things start happening.

7. Kaaley

Set during the times after demonetization happened,  Kaaley is a nail-biting thriller.  A business tycoon is planning to convert his black money but his some goons rob his money. Businessman takes the help of a corrupt policeman to trace the money. The story takes a turn when the robber loses the money.  A chase begins to find the money, watch the film to find out who wins the race?

8. Aakhri Sawari

Do you think it is wise to share your problems with a stranger taxi driver? It is the time of late night when a distressed person enters the taxi. The driver says no to the passenger but late agrees as this is taxi’s last ride. The passenger starts drinking and tells his story to the driver.  He tells how he is deeply hurt by his wife’s extramarital affair. Driver listens to his story patiently and tries to help the passenger. Therefore, their lives change forever.

9. Yakshi

Have you heard about Yakshi who is a demon is the disguise of a young woman? Yakshi is a folklore character who is quite famous in parts of southern India.  When a wandering photographer Rishi gets stuck in a small village,  He takes a lift with a stranger. The stranger tells the story of Yakshi to Rishi. They meet a mysterious lady on the route.  Are you curious to know who is that mysterious lady? watch the short thriller to unfold the mystery.


10. Calling Bell

Has it ever happened to you that a delivery boy knocks your door for a parcel but you have not ordered anything? To make the situation more bizarre, the address and phone number on the parcel is yours.   Calling Bell is the story of a young girl who is about to leave for the office when a delivery boy knocks her door. When she rejects the parcel, the plot of the film goes to another level.

11.Tenth Race

Featuring talented Pankaj Tripathi, Tenth race is a suspense thriller short film.  The film is the story of four men who come together to discuss crimes. Though the crime is risky, they will be safe if they can execute the plan perfectly. Can they do the crimes and get away?

12. Yellow

Have you ever felt that you are not alone in the room? Yellow is a psychological thriller short film about a man who is trapped in a room.  The man finds out that he is not alone in the apartment. Therefore, he feels the presence of some spirits in the room.  Are there ghosts in the room or something from his past has come back to haunt him?

13. Seema

Seema is a short film about a schizophrenic who can’t differentiate between what is real and what is unreal? Watch the film and decide whether the movie really exists or it is just an illusion.

14. The Caller

What will you do if you receive a call from a stranger who threatens you to follow his orders? The caller is a short thriller film about Karan who receives an unknown call. The caller asks him to follow the instruction else the caller will kill Karan’s best friend? Should Karan ignore the call or do as the caller says.

15. Kriti

A short film by Shirish Kunder,  Kriti is a psychological thriller short film.  The short film features Manoj Vajpayee, Neha Sharma and Radhika Apte in mail roles. The story is about a man Sapan who has fallen in love with Kriti, a beautiful girl. When Sapan is not sure whether his love is real, he consults Dr. Kalpana, a psychiatrist.  Can the doctor help Sapan to figure out about his love?

Which Hindi thriller short films did you like most and why? Please share your experiences.

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