The season for spine-chilling mysteries and intricate plot twists is ramping up, with the much-anticipated release of “Murder Mubarak” set to hit Netflix screens on March 15. Straddling suspense and dark humor, the film is a cinematic adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s popular novel “Club You To Death,” promising viewers an engaging blend of wit and intrigue. Helmed by the adept Homi Adajania, the movie boasts a star-studded ensemble including Sara Ali Khan, Vijay Varma, Pankaj Tripathi, Karisma Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, and Tisca Chopra.

As fervor for “Murder Mubarak” grows, fans of the whodunit genre are in for a treat with a curated list of similar nail-biting thrillers available across various OTT platforms. Here’s your guide to the captivating world of murder mysteries that you can stream right now.

First on the list is “Jaane Jaan,” a Netflix offering by celebrated director Sujoy Ghosh. Featuring powerhouse talents like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Alhawat, and Vijay Varma, the narrative unfolds in the misty terrains of Kalimpong and is the screen version of Keigo Higashino’s acclaimed novel “Devotion of Suspect X.”

Prime Video throws its hat in the ring with “Neeyat,” directed by the skilled Anu Menon. In a story brimming with affluence and secrecy, Vidya Balan takes on the role of an unanticipated detective probing into a series of enigmatic deaths that disrupt a billionaire’s party. The film ropes in a stellar cast featuring Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Neeraj Kabi, and others, each character sequestering a web of undisclosed truths.

Disney+ Hotstar presents “Gaslight,” where the canvas of a majestic estate—both haunting and scenic—sets the stage for Pavan Kripalani’s whodunit. With Sara Ali Khan and Vikrant Massey at the forefront, the plot follows Misha as she seeks answers to her father’s sudden and obscure ‘absence.’

Also on Disney+ Hotstar is “Cutputtli,” where viewers tag along with a small-town policeman, portrayed by Akshay Kumar, who is doggedly tracking the culprit behind a series of ghastly serial killings in the quaint town of Kasauli.

“Badla,” available on Prime Video, engages the audience with a gripping plot where Taapsee Pannu’s character becomes entangled in a murder accusation when found in a compromising situation with a dead body and a pile of cash. The legendary Amitabh Bachchan plays the sagacious lawyer tasked with unraveling the truth behind the mystery.

Adding to Netflix’s roster of mysteries is “Raat Akeli Hai,” which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. It chronicles the tenacious investigation of a small-town detective delving into intricate secrets while solving a high-profile murder.

A remake of a Telugu mystery action thriller, “HIT – The First Case” also secures a spot on Netflix. This Hindi adaptation features Rajkummar Rao as a detective on a relentless quest to locate a missing girl, ensnaring audiences in a fast-paced and suspenseful journey.

Lastly, but surely not lacking in thrills, is “Monica O My Darling” on Netflix. With a comedic noir edge, the film tracks Rajkummar Rao’s robotics expert character as he contrives the perfect crime, aided by an assembly of quirky colleagues. Alongside stars Huma Qureshi and Radhika Apte, the narrative weaves an unpredictable tale of murder and deception.

As the draw of mysteries and hidden truths continue to captivate viewers, the above selection of whodunits on OTT platforms offers something for every aficionado of the genre. From classic tales of deduction to modern spins on suspense, these films exude the magnetic allure of the unknown, prompting audiences to deduce the truth from a labyrinth of lies—a testament to the timeless charm of the whodunit genre. (With inputs from ANI)

By IPL Agent

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