The digital platform, or OTT, is a vast and rapidly growing platform experimenting in a variety of genres. And instead of focusing on only one genre, the directors, producers, and writers are taking up multiple genres to create a story that leaves viewers awestruck. As the creators have varied options available, the thriller, crime-based plot has become popular among them to choose from. And adding revenge tragedy to the plot to make it wholesome is like a cherry on top of the sliced pastry. If you are the one who is more into watching revenge-based crime thrillers and is in need of wanting more to fulfill your craving for web shows, then this article piece is definitely one for you.
Produced by Rithesh Sidhwani and
under Excel Entertainment, Mirzapur is a revenge-based crime thriller streamed on Amazon Prime. It features
, Divyenndu Sharma, Ali Faizal, and
as Kaleen Tripathi, Munna Tripathi, Guddu Pandit, and Bablu Pandit in lead roles, respectively. The story is based on the Purvanchal Region of Uttar Pradesh, which is ruled by the mafias of Mirzapur, followed by drug and gun violence.
Criminal Justice is the story of cab driver Aditya (Vikrant Massey), who had a plan with his friends after completing his work for that day, but a woman sits in his car and keeps on changing the location the whole night, which spoiled his plans. Later, he was found guilty and tagged with the murder charges. It is a crime thriller released in 2019 and premiered on Hotstar. It is written by
, directed by
, and has Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, and
in lead roles.
3. Sacred Games
Netflix's original web series, Sacred Games, is a crime thriller released in 2018. It was adopted from Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel ‘Sacred Games’. The story begins with a police inspector, Sartaj Singh, who gets a call from an underworld don, Ganesh Gaitonde, to save the city from him within 25 days, or else it would have to face the consequences of the tragedy done by him. It has Pankaj Tripathi, ,
in lead roles and is directed by
4. The Family Man
The Family Man is a spy thriller written and created by Raj & DK, originally released on Amazon Prime in 2019. This show was the OTT debut of the most versatile actor, Manoj Bajpayi, starring him, Priyamani, ,
in lead roles. The story starts with a middle-class man, Srikrant Tiwari, who works as an undercover agent with the National Investigation Agency and portrays the role of both an agent and a family man well. Written by Raj, DK, and
and produced by
and Krishna D.K., this show has left viewers wanting more from Manoj Bajpai.
Hostages is a Hotstar Special thriller crime-mystery web show that premiered on Disney + Hotstar in 2019. The story revolves around a well-known surgeon, Mira Anand, portrayed by
, scheduled to perform the Chief Minister’s operation. But the night before the operation procedure started, her family was taken hostage. She was ordered to slay her patient, who is the Chief Minister, or they would kill her entire family. Written by
, Shiva Bajpai, and
and directed by
, it has Tisca Chopra,
, and Dalip Tahil in lead roles.
6. Out Of Love
Out of Love is based on the British psychological thriller television series Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned by Michael Bartlett. Written by
and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia,
, it originally premiered on Hotstar in 2019. The story revolves around a happily married couple, Meera (
) and Akarsh (
), until she finds a hair on one of his clothes. Her suspicion increases as the story proceeds, and she becomes adamant about finding out about the other woman in his life.
7. Breathe: Into The Shadows
Produced under Abundantia Entertainment and directed and created by
, Breathe: Into the Shadows is an Indian television series crime-thriller that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2020. The story plot revolves around a psychiatrist, Dr. Avinash Sabharwal, portrayed by
, and his 6-year-old daughter, Siya, kidnapped by a masked man. The story proceeds with how he saves his daughter from the masked man.
8. Guns & Gulaabs
A newly released Indian comedy-crime-thriller web series on Netflix, Guns & Gulaabs, is produced by D2R Films and directed by Raj & DK. The story revolves around two rival groups led by Ganchi and Nabeed in Gulaabgunj (a fictional town), who handle and control the flow of government-licensed grown opium in the town. Directed by Raj & DK, it stars
, Goutam Sharma, Gourav Sharma,
in lead roles.
, Taish is an Indian action thriller drama released on Zee5 in 2020, both in film and in a 6-episode series version. It has
, and Sanjeeda Shaikh in lead roles. The story revolves around two families, namely Brar and Kalra, where the Kalra family is involved in business while the Brar family is involved in crime. The story proceeds when one member of the Brar family is harmed by the Kalra family.
Poison is an Indian crime thriller 11-episode web show released on ZEE5 in 2019. The story starts with Ranveer Shrivastav, played by
, who was falsely wrapped in a murder and sentenced to prison for the crime. And once he completes his prison days, he moves to Goa to take revenge. Written by
and directed by Jatin Wagle, it has
, and Tanuj Virwani in lead roles.