In Indian television, the most popular activity happening is web series. There are many web series released in different genres, which makes everyone stick to watching them. These web series are streaming on various video streaming platforms like ALT Balaji, Amazon prime video, Netflix, Voot, Hotstar, and many more. Here is the list of most popular thriller web series which makes you watch them as soon as possible, and you can't avoid it. Here are some popular web series.
Mirzapur is the Crime based thriller movie that revolves around the Kaleen Bhaiyya, the notorious criminal who ruled the district Mirzapur. It is directed by
and Gurmeet Singh. It is Amazon prime video exclusive web series and released on 16th November 2018 and completed its season 1 with ten episodes. The main character of the series is
, who plays the role of Kaleen Bhaiyya, the notorious criminal, who deals with illegal weapons and drugs in the garb of carpet business.
as Guddu Pandit,
as Bablu Pandit,
as Munna Tripathi. The story revolves around two brothers, Guddu Pandit ( Ali Fazal ) and Bablu Pandit (Vikrant Massey), whose father is a law-abiding person. This story tells how these two brothers drag into something that they fear the most. Munna Tripathi is the son of Kaleen Bhaiyaa, who is always roaming around the false and illegal things. It is the story of the deserving heir of the realm of Mirzapur.
Twisted is the erotic thriller web series released on 30 March 2017, written by
and directed by Anupam Santosh.
played the main characters. Nia Sharma plays the role of Aliyah Mukherjee, the super iconic model, and Namit Khanna plays the role of Ranbir Raichand, the business tycoon. It is the story of truth with two different versions. The story revolves around the murder of Naina Raichand (
), wife of Ranbir Raichand. Investigators try to find out the murderer based on two different statements given by Aliyah Mukharjee (Nia Sharma )and Ranbir Raichand (Namit Khanna).
Rain is the psychological thriller web series, released on 22 June 2017. It was written by Vikram Bhatt and directed by
Anupam Santosh Saroj
. This web series revolves around three characters named (
), Barkha (
), and Sia(
). The whole web series revolves around one rainy night and a girl named Barkha (Priya Banerjee) who is suffering from a mental issue and is paranoid. Sia and Barkha are living in the same house, and at midnight, Barkha's ex-boyfriend arrives. But as the night passes, these three characters show the different sides. Whatever happens that night, every incident leads Barkha to struggle between reality and imagination.
Apharan is the crime thriller web series written by
Mohinder Pratap Singh
and directed by Siddharth Sen Gupta. It is developed by
and streaming on the ALT Balaji app, released on 14 December 2019. The story revolves around the cop Rudra Srivastava (Anuroday Singh), a senior inspector of Uttarakhand police. He was offered the request from the woman, Malini (Mahie Gill), to kidnap her daughter Anusha Tyagi (Monica Chaudhary). The story takes a turn when the girl, Anusha Chowdhury, is found dead, which leads the cop, Rudra Srivastava, into trouble.
The Sacred Games
The Sacred Games is the Netflix original mystery thriller web series, released on June 30, 2018, based on the novel "scared games" written by
, directed by
and Ganesh Gaitonde (
), Anjali Mathur(Radhika Apte) and inspector Sartaj Singh () are the main characters. The story revolves around the criminal Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who warns the inspector Sartaj Singh by an anonymous call to save the Mumbai city within 25 days. Inspector Sartaj Singh searches the criminal records of Ganesh Gaitonde and investigates the reason which makes him that much powerful criminal. Anjali Mathur also helped him to Find out the truth. In season 2, The story takes an unexpected turn. In this season, one more lead character takes place, Pankaj Tripathi. This season aims to put the Gaitonde in Sartaj's position, and vice versa. The one who wants to destroy Mumbai city now wants to save it at any cost, and the one who wants to save, let the city be destroyed. The story of sacred games would never disappoint us.
Paatal Lok is one of the high rated web series, released on Amazon prime video on 15 May 2020. This Web series is based on a crime thriller that revolves around the inspector Hathiram Chaudhary(Jaideep Ahlawat). He is the exhausted police inspector who fades from his job until one day, a high profile case that makes him realize his responsibilities as an inspector. The case leads him towards the dark, misanthropic realm of the underworld (Paatal Lok), which makes him investigate the truth of the lives of the suspects.
Aarya is the crime thriller web series co-created by
based on the Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis, released on Hotstar, 19 June 2020. It is the story of the brave woman Aarya Sareen(Sushmita Sen), who can do anything to protect her family. Her husband mysteriously died, and there was no clue of his death. Aarya has three kids, which she needs to protect. She wants to find her husband's murderer, which leads her to join the gangs and become the mafia queen to avenge her husband's death. While doing it, she also cares for her three kids and finds out her husband's truth. She found that her in-laws had illegal drug business.
Asur is a crime thriller web series released on the Voot platform on 2 March 2020. The series stars
and . This story revolves around the man who introspects himself to recognize it's demon personality. It is the story of the inner demon in the garb of myth, dharma, and religion. Nikhil Nair (Barun Sobti) is a former forensic officer turned teacher at the FBI HQ. His heart wants to do his job but being forced to stick to an academic role to fulfill his family priorities. A case arrived of the murder of Sandhya, the wife of his boss Dr. Dhananjay Rajpoot(Arshad Warsi). Nikhil Nair is requested to solve it. First, he denies but then on the request of his wife, he decides to return to the CBI's forensic. This web series beautifully represents the mind- games between the forensic experts and the killer.
The Family Man
The Family Man is an action thriller web series released on 20 September 2019 on Amazon prime video. This story revolves around a middle-class man, Srikant Tiwari(Manoj Bajpayee), who works as a senior analyst in the fictional Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC), which is a part of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) of India. He has two kids. As a common man, he also has many responsibilities towards his family and his nation. He is trying to protect his nation from the terrorists and also protect his family from the impact of his job, which is gravely dangerous. This story tells the power of the common man who can fulfill his responsibilities towards his family as well as his nation.
The Raikar Case
The Raikar Case is a thrilling Hindi web series released on April 9, 2020, on the video streaming device VOOT Select. This story revolves around the respected family happily living in goa with full of joy. One day the family receives the biggest shock, their youngest family member, Tarun commits suicide. The investigation team handles Tarun's case. Later, they find that Tarun doesn't commit suicide, but the murder. After the investigation, they get to know that the murderer is one of the family members.