Crime web series can leave you paranoid and scared but there is still something about the genre that pulls us towards it. The fact that these thriller tv shows are often inspired by real-life events is what makes them even more interesting to watch. Lately, Indian crime web series have gotten a lot better with crisp storylines, great direction and a star cast that does full justice to the show. Needless to say, Hindi crime web series have become increasingly popular and we're all for a good binge-watch sesh!
So, if you too are a fan of dark cinema, here's our list of the best crime web series to add to your must-watch list.
Netflix India, over the years, has come up with exceptionally engaging and enthralling crime web series that are addictive AF! Some of the best crime shows on Netflix boast of great acting, gripping storylines, and screenplay and honestly, you are definitely missing out on something major if you haven’t watched these shows yet. So, here’s a list of amazing web crime series on Netflix that you should watch.
Sacred Games was probably the first show that put Netflix India on the radar of the Indian audience. The show stars some of the biggest actors of Bollywood--Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte--and a thrilling plot directed by Anurag Kashyap.
ICYMI, The show is about a gangster who once ruled the city of Mumbai and later made it his life’s goal to destroy it. The only person who can save it within a limited number of days is a cop who is suffering from personal and mental issues.
Delhi Crime won the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series and is based on a true incident. The show is about the heinous Nirbhaya rape case that shook the nation. Starring Shefali Shah and Rasika Dugal in lead roles, this emotionally disturbing and draining series might not be for everyone.
The show features a young female constable who goes on a risky undercover mission to infiltrate a narcotics gang. Her mission takes several unpredictable turns and twists before she realises her inner strength and proves her worth in the male-dominated workforce.
The show is closely inspired by the Hulu Original series called The Handmaid’s Tale. Huma Qureshi plays the lead role in this fictional show that revolves around an organization that prohibits citizens from marrying outside their communities. The organization has trapped Huma’s character, and her only aim is to rescue her kidnapped daughter who has been labelled as ‘mixed blood’.
Jamtara revolves around a bunch of youth belonging to Jamtara, Jharkhand. These boys run a phishing scam where they loot people by getting their account details. Their fast-growing criminal network comes under the radar of a big-time gangster and soon the phishing scam that started for fun turns into a matter of life and death.
Amazon Prime has released some of the most epic Indian crime web series that has got all of us hooked from the very first season itself. Amazing storylines and realistic acting are the reasons why we love these shows. Check out the list and thank us later!
Mirzapur is one of the most talked-about crime series on Amazon Prime that revolves around the OG gangster of the city, Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi), and his estranged family. The show also features two aspiring goons (Ali Fazal and Vikrant Massey) who want to take control of Mirzapur and rule the city on their own terms.
Madhavan plays the role of a desperate father who needs to find an organ donor for his son who is suffering from a terminal illness. However, upon losing all hopes, he decides to take matters in his own hands and starts committing unforgivable crimes to save his son’s life.
Another show on Amazon Prime that revolves around a desperate father who chooses unconventional ways to save his kidnapped daughter. Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of a father who turns into a murderer for his daughter and also gets involved in the same murder investigations to distract the cops.
After an assassination attempt on a veteran journalist, the cops find four criminals and are hell-bent on proving them guilty. The investigation crosses different cities, religion, politics, and gender discrimination before finally reaching a conclusion that will baffle your minds and make you feel emotionally exhausted.
The show follows a RAW officer who is determined to find the terrorist who is planning a major bomb attack on the nation. However, several wrong leads and disturbance in the balance of personal and professional lives lead to a major mistake that Manoj Bajpayee cannot seem to undo.
Crime series on Hotstar boast of some really talented artists and gripping storylines. The plots are extremely unpredictable and full of twists that we cannot see coming even from miles away. So, without further ado, check out the list here!
Vikrant Massey finds himself in a living nightmare when he wakes up from a hangover and finds himself covered in blood. The girl he spent the night with has been murdered and he has no idea of who is to be blamed--including himself. The trial that follows is full of unpredictable turns and will keep you hooked from the start till the end.
The show follows an officer (KK Menon) and his group of undercover agents trying to find the head of a terrorist group for several years. A series of terrorist attacks give them the clue that something major is about to happen very soon and they try their best to stop the destruction at all costs.
Aarya marks the comeback of Sushmita Sen in a brilliant and powerful role. She takes over the drug business that her husband secretly run and tries to bring her estranged family together. However, everything is not as simple but she's determined to make it work.
A doctor (Tisca Chopra) has to perform a surgery on the Chief Minister of Mumbai but before the big day, she and her family have been taken hostage by an ex-cop (Ronit Roy) who wants Tisca to murder the CM. Will she abide by her duty or will she save her family, only time will tell.
Rinku Rajguru plays the role of a terminally ill woman who has only a hundred days to live. However, she wants to utilise these hundred days by feeling special and powerful. To do that, she teams up with Lara Dutta, an ambitious cop and together they try to find criminals and lock them behind bars.
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