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Top 12 Indian Thriller Web Series | Best Hindi Thriller Web Series

In recent times, web series have gained tremendous popularity in India. And why not, after all, they are a great relief from the cliche daily soap, or unrealistic Bollywood movies. Especially in the case of the thriller genre. Like the other countries, even Indian web series is coming up with gut-wrenching murders, mysteries, and stories that can send chills down your spine. So, like us, if you are also a thriller fan and in dire need to binge-watch, then we are going to make your work easier. Here is a list of Best Indian Thriller Web Series that you must watch.

1. Asur (2020)

Available on: Voot

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Directed by: Oni Sen

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

Asur is a psychological thriller web-series, starring famous Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi. Set in the backdrop of the mystical city of Varanasi, the story revolves around shocking serial killings. One day, Asur follows the protagonist, Nikhil Bair, a forensic expert, turned teacher, on his way back to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Eventually, he finds himself stuck in an entangling murder mystery. The story is a perfect blend of suspense and mythology.

2. Breathe (2018)

Available on: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Directed by: Mayank Sharma

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

Breathe is a crime drama thriller series and Prime Video’s second original series that explores the lives of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Two desperate men to save their loved ones get to engage in an ultimate cat and mouse game of crimes and murders. But Kabir, the unconventional crime branch officer, tries to put pieces of all crimes together to do justice. In the end, it leaves you with one question- How far one can go for your loved ones?

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3. The Final Call (2019)

Available on: ZEE5

IMDb Rating:  7.3/10

Directed by: Vijay Lalwani

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

The Final Call is an Indian Thriller web series based on the 2015 novel I Will Go With You by Priya Kumar. The story centers around the life of passengers in a plane, where the pilot commits suicide. Watch it to know what becomes of them, their life, and the thoughts before you know you are about to meet the end. Also for some tremendous performance of the famous Bollywood star, Arjun Rampal.

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4. The Family Man (2019)

Available on: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating:8.6/10

Directed by: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

The Family Man is an action-drama thriller starring the famous and versatile actor, Manoj Bajpai. It tells the story of a middle-class man who secretly works for an intelligence officer for T.A.S.C, a fictitious branch of National Branch Agency. But his false identity seizes from him what he loves the most. To know how his life turns, you must watch the series.

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5. Special Ops (2020)

Available on: Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey, Shivam Nair

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

Special Ops is an Indian spy thriller series that follows the story of Hemant Singh of Research Analysis Wing. He draws a pattern into terrorist attacks and is convinced that there is only one mastermind. To solve the case and prevent further attacks, he forces a team of five agents to live in different parts of the world to catch him. Overall the story is inspired by several espionage missions undertaken by India in the last two decades.

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6. Sacred Games (2018)

Available on: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Neeraj Ghaywan

Number of Episodes: 16

Number of Seasons: 2

Sacred Games is a thriller series based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name. Set in contemporary India, it covers the story of Sartaj Singh, a troubled officer, and Ganesh Gaitonde, a gangster. Ganesh asks Sartaj to save Mumbai within 25 days. Will Sartaj be able to do that? Besides showing the struggle of Sartaj, it also focuses on the issues faced by the gangster. What makes him who he is? To find out, you must watch this series, which shows the reality of the dark underworld. Because of its plot and acting skills, it also got nominated for the Emmy award.

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7. Leila (2019)

Available on: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 4.7

Directed by: Deep Mehta, Shankar Raman, Pawan Kumar

Number of Episodes: 6

Number of Seasons: 1

Leila is an Indian thriller web series based on the 2017 novel by Prayag Akbar. It features the story of a mother who tries to find her missing daughter in the forgotten margins of segregated communities of the coming future. On her way, she faces horrors both real and imagined. Through the series, the creators tell about the upcoming future in the best way possible, showing extreme pollution, water scarcity, and religious segregation.

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8. Criminal Justice (2019)

Available on: Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vishal Furia

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

Criminal Justice is an Indian series based on Peter Moffat’s Criminal Justice released in 2008. It shows the talented Vikrant Messy as a cab driver, Aditya, who has a one night stand with his passenger, Sanaya. But when he wakes up, she is murdered. Fearing his fate, he leaves the scene but meets with an accident that lands him to the police station. As the case furthers, it gets more and more entangled. Will he be able to get out of the situation?

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9. Inside Edge (2017)

Available on: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Directed by: Karan Anshuman

Number of Episodes: 20

Number of Seasons: 2

A cricket thriller web series that centers on the Mumbai Mavericks, a fictional T20 team, and the owners who operate a league-wide spot-fixing syndicate. Set in a landscape of conflicting interests, it manifests greed, and selfishness. Plus, perfectly traces the ups and downs of the game, as well as the human virtues. 

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10. Bose: Dead/Alive (2017)

Available on: Alt Balaji/ Jio Cinema

Directed by: Pulkit

IMDb Rating: 9/10

Number of Episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 1

Bose: Dead or Alive is a historical thriller drama based on the book India’s Cover-up by Anuj Dhar. The story shows India’s biggest cover-up: Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose and the mystery of his alleged death. Rajkumar Rao, in the lead role, brings out the freedom fighter on-screen so well that it fees like you know the person in real. His acting, the plot, and other actor’s performance makes it a perfect mix of biography, history, and mystery.

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11. Mirzapur (2018)

Available on: Amazon Prime

Directed by: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Number of Episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 1

Set in contemporary Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur is a series that revolves around drugs, guns, and lawlessness. Mirzapur is a fictional town of the U.P. lacking governance, but has mafia rivalry, greed, dirty politics, and killings. Akhandand Tripathi, via his business of carpets, became mafia boss of the town. His son Munna is unworthy but power greedy heir., while Bablu and Guddu has the potential and trust of Tripathi to carry the business forward. See to what extent the son of the mafia goes to unleash his envy.

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12. Delhi Crime

Available on: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Directed by: Richie Mehta

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

Delhi Crime is a crime thriller based on a Delhi gang-rape case, that took place in Munriks, in South Delhi. The series shows the story aftermath of the crime. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vartika Chaturvedi, investigates the case to find the gruesome side of not only the culprits, but the society. Because of the way it presents the crime, it becomes an eye-opener series, and a must-watch.

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