By Hindustan Times
Aamir Khan will be back this Friday with Reema Kagti's Talaash. With its plot kept tightly under wraps, the crime-thriller is generating a lot of curiosity.
Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
Plot: A cop, a housewife and a prostitute get entangled in a mystery that links their lives in unexpected ways.
USP: Lethal combination of Aamir, Kareena and Rani + Perfectionist Khan's success rate
Release date: November 30
Meanwhile, we take a look at best thrillers of 2012 and next year's most promising ones.
TOP 5 THRILLERS OF 2012
2012 has been a year of thrillers with Talaash to be the closing deal. While not all managed to create an impact, some definitely thrilled the audience.
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta
Plot: A filmmaker must save his love from the black magic of a wicked woman who has become blind in love, lust and passion.
USP: Emraan-Bipasha paired up for the first time and Bipasha returned to playing an antagonist
Release date: September 7
Ek Tha Tiger
Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Plot: RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin.
USP: Ex-lovers reunited onscreen and of course, Salman mania needs no introduction.
Release date: August 15
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee
Plot: Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop.
USP: The realistic set-up and gripping screenplay.
Release date: June 8
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda
Plot: After fixing matches in Jannat (2008), Emraan Hashmi returns to being the greedy KKC Sonu Dilli in its sequel.
USP: A complete A-rated Emraan Hashmi film.
Release date: May 4
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Cast: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee
Plot: A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband.
USP: Post The Dirty Picture success, Vidya Balan in her pregnant avatar created a lot of buzz.
Release date: March 9
TOP 5 THRILLERS OF 2013
Thriller fever will not end with this year. Come 2013, and Bollywood has an interesting mix on plate.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel
Plot: A son decided to take revenge after his father goes into depression and the race (where betrayal is survival) begins for the second time.
USP: After hit Race, duo Abbas-Mustan is back to twist your mind and senses with an interesting star cast.
Release date: January 25
Director: Vishesh Bhatt
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari
Plot: Murder 3 will not be an erotic film but will have sensuality. Other details are not known yet.
USP: The Murder franchise, which started with Mallika Sherawat in the first part and Jacqueline Fernandez in the second, will now be taken forward by Aditi Rao Hydari.
Release date: February 15
Shootout at Wadala
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Cast: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Sonu Sood
Plot: Based on the first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982.
USP: A sequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala, the cast is interesting and the plot gripping.
Release date: May 1
Director: Prakash Jha
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai
Plot: The film is expected to be based on the current scenario where the middle-class all over the world is in anguish with the system and is gearing up to renegotiate democracy.
USP: A Prakash Jha thriller starring an exciting mix of actors.
Release date: August 15
Ragini MMS 2
Director: Bhushan Patel
Cast: Sunny Leone
Plot: The original film revolved around the video footage of a girl named Ragini and was loosely inspired from the real story of a girl from Delhi. The sequel too is inspired by a real-life story.
USP: After Jism 2, this will be Sunny Leone's second Bollywood outing.
Release date: October 11