1. Special 26 - 2013
It was one of the great hits back in 2013 with some stellar acting from the nearly the entire cast.
delivered a particularly praiseworthy performance with
thoroughly enjoyable as the greyhound of an inspector hot on the criminal’s heels. The closing scene of the movie walks us through the carefully crafted con of the thugs (no spoilers!) with an entertaining twist ending.
2. Don – 2006
The Don, I believe as the movie proves in a non-ambiguous manner, always wins. He always comes out on top, no matter how dire the situation and no matter how high the odds are apparently stacked against him. The Don, again to quote from the movie (because well, better words are hard to find elsewhere), is always two steps ahead. He has the endgame planned, just like the one in this movie, and the closing scene will establish that for you beyond the shred of doubt.
3. Baahubali– 2015
This one doesn't require much elaboration. Considering that your jaws are already barely hanging on by the time the denouement comes around, you can rest assured that they are going to fall right off. With the sequel having rolled out and answered the perennial question that left viewers frustrated at the end, there does seem to be some slight hope for respite.
4. Race – 2008
The movie takes viewers on a thrilling ride filled not only with dangerous races and fast cars but double imposters to boot. What follows after that is twists and turns of both the cars and the plot with the ending tying everything up with a neat little bow.
5. A Wednesday – 2007
This is certainly not your run-of-the-mill movie. A tense hour and a half is enough for your mental sanity to be hanging on by a thread when the ending hits you full in the face. This is Indian cinema at its thrilling best and the close to this intense journey through Mumbai will leave you with a fresh perspective and a new energy.
6. 3 Idiots - 2009
The trip of the three friends (If you are counting Chatur) comes to a delightful end with the three finally finding their long lost friend. However, the journey couldn’t have been more hilarious and the reunion both so surprising and touching.
Karthik Calling Karthik
Cold calls out of the blue are not something that we look out for. Especially when we are fully settled down with a proper job and a relationship and life couldn’t seem better. One of Indian cinema’s genuine attempts at evoking the psychological, the film attempts to interest the viewers not only with a new kind of story but deliver with a thrilling end.
8. Bodyguard – 2011
A unique kind of romance flick deserves a viewing to see the plot rushing toward the climax. With the eponymous bodyguard trapped in a relationship he can’t get out of, what happens when push comes to shove? Enjoy the finish.
9. Kahaani – 2012
The bustling city of Kolkata serves as the backdrop for this superb thriller. One of the well-received works in Indian Cinema to date, the film grabs your attention with its unusual premise right from the start. We then embark on a mesmerising detective journey into a city full of many secrets with all roads leading to a breathtaking conclusion.
10. Talaash– 2012
Dealing with the supernatural is always a bit messy. One of the more controversial endings to be featured on this list, the film deserves its rightful place for its unique take on what seemingly appears to be a routine police investigation.