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Top 30 Best Indian Best Thriller Web Series That You Must Watch

In recent times, Web Series has gained tremendous popularity in India. And why not, after all, they are a great relief from the cliché 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 murder 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 the best Indian thriller web series that are worth your time.

Best Indian Thriller Web Series List –

1. JL50 (2020)

Available on: Sony LIV

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Directed by: Shailender Vyas

Number of Episodes: 4

Number of Seasons: 1

JL50 is an Indian sci-fi thriller web television series that premiered on Sony LIV in September 2020. This series tells the story of a plane that was discovered in 2019 and went missing 35 years ago. It has an interesting and new concept and an honest attempt in the sci-fi genre, the direction is crisp, actors are phenomenal. The star casts are Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur, Piyush Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Ritika Anand.

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2. Avrodh: The Siege Within (2020)

Available on: Sony LIV

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Directed by: Raj Acharya

Number of Episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 1

Avrodh: The Siege Within is a war thriller based upon the themes of the Indian Army and Uri Surgical Strike. It is based upon the chapter from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s India’s Most Fearless:  “We Don’t Really Know Fear”. The first seven episodes consist of their planning of the strike and the last two episodes present the execution of their war strike. The main casts are Amit Sadh, Darshan Kumar, Madhurima Tuli, and Neeraj Kabi who have given their best in this Hindi thriller web series.

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3. Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega (2020)

Available on: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Directed by: Soumendra Padhi

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

A group of small-town Jamtara’s young men runs a lucrative phishing operation until a corrupt political leader wants a share in their scheme and a cop wants to find and fight it. Jamtara is worth watching as it shows the dark world of phishing that exists in the backward districts of India.

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4. Paatal Lok (2020)

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Directed by: Avinash Arun, Prosit Roy

Number of Episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 1

Paatal Lok is a story of how a down in his luck cop Hathiram Chaudhary (Jaideep Alhawat) bags the case of investigating four people, including Vishal Tyagi (Abhishek Banerjee), accused of conspiracy to murder a well-known journalist. Paatal Lok is one of the best crime thriller web series and there are possibilities for a second season.

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5. Aarya (2020)

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Directed by: Ram Madhvani, Sandeep Modi, Vinod Rawat

Number of episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 2

Aarya is worth a watch as it is a crime thriller with a strong emotional core. It stars Sushmita Sen, who very nicely pulled off her role, which has multiple layers. Arya Sareen, a caring mother and wife, is unaware of her husband’s illegal business. Things go haywire when her husband dies, and now the whole mafia is behind her family. What will Arya do to protect them?

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6. 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, 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 and finds himself stuck in an entangling murder mystery. The story is a perfect blend of suspense and mythology.

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7. Bard Of Blood (2019)

Available on: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Directed by: Ribhu Dasgupta, Jay Dev Banerjee

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

Bard Of Blood is an Indian web television series based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. Ex-IIW agent Kabir Anand (Emraan Hashmi), a courageous analyst and a sleeper agent takes on a covert mission in Balochistan where four Indian spies are captured. The mission soon turns south and Kabir must face his demons from the past. Kirti Kulhari has also given a very impressive performance in the action thriller series.  

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8. Breathe (2018)

Available on: Amazon Prime

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

Directed by: Mayank Sharma

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 2

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 men desperate 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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9. 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 on the life of passengers in a plane, where the pilot commits suicide. Watch it to know what becomes of them, their life, and their thoughts before you know you are about to meet the end. It also gives a tremendous performance of the famous Bollywood star, Arjun Rampal.

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10. The Family Man (2019)

Available on: Amazon Prime

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

Directed by: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.

Number of Episodes: 19

Number of Seasons: 2

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 as an intelligence officer for T.A.S.C, a fictitious branch of the 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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11. Special Ops (2020)

Available on: Disney+ 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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12. 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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13. Leila (2019)

Available on: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 4.7/10

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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14. 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 at 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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15. Apharan (2018)

Available on: Alt Balaji

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Directed by: Jishan

Number of episodes: 12

Number of Seasons: 1

Apharan is an action thriller web series based upon a series of kidnapping, suspense, mystery, and never-ending action. The series stars Arunoday Singh. Apharan is one of the best Indian Hindi thriller web series which is intriguing and has a brilliant performance.

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16. 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 the 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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17. 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/ 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 regarding 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 feels like you know the person in real. His acting, the plot, and other actors’ performance make it a perfect mix of biography, history, and mystery.

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18. Mirzapur (2018)

Available on: Amazon Prime

Directed by: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh, Mihir Desai

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

Number of Episodes: 19

Number of Seasons: 2

Set in contemporary Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur is a series that revolves around drugs, guns, and lawlessness. Mirzapur is a town of the U.P. lacking governance but has mafia rivalry, greed, dirty politics, and killings. Akhandand Tripathi, via his business of carpets, became the mafia boss of the town. His son Munna is an unworthy but powerful greedy heir, while Bablu and Guddu have 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. The second season of Mirzapur premiered on October 23.

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19. Delhi Crime (2019)

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 Munirka, South Delhi. The series shows the 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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20. Abhay (2019)

Available on: Zee5

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Directed by: Ken Ghosh

Number of Episodes: 16

Number of Seasons: 2

Abhay Season 1 was released in 2019, followed by Season 2 which was released in 2020. It is a crime thriller series with the debut of Kunal Khemu as Abhay Pratap Singh who is a gutsy cop who can outwit any criminal he is up against. He is a sharp, dark evil mastermind. Watch him as he serves the roads of justice with darker and edgier things.

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21. Code M (2020)

Available on: Zee5, ALT Balaji

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1


Directed by: Akshay Choubey

Code M is a crime drama thriller web series. Monika Mehra (Jennifer Winget) is a brilliant army lawyer. She investigates a high-profile encounter case in which two terrorists and an army officer were killed. Madhuri’s ex Angad Sadhu, a legal counsel also joins her investigation to resolve the case. What was supposed to be an open and shut case soon unveils some shattering truth. This series also shows problems such as smuggling, corruption, terrorism, and casteism growing in our society.  

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22. November Story (2021)

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

Directed by: Indhra Subramanian

November Story streaming on Disney+ Hotstar is a Tamil Indian web series. It tells a gripping story of a murder mystery where Ganeshan, a reputed crime novelist becomes the suspect in a murder case. However, he doesn’t remember anything as he has Alzheimer’s. His daughter Anu (Tammanah) decides to save her father. Anu is an ethical hacker. She wants to prove her father innocent. It is one of the best binge-worthy crime thriller series on the Indian web series list.

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23. The Chargesheet: Innocent Or Guilty (2020)

Available on: Zee5

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Directed by: Shashant Shah

The Chargesheet is a crime drama thriller web series. Shiv Pandit plays the role of a National Champion Table-tennis player, Shiraj Malik. It is a story set in the late 80s and revolves around the Shiraj Malik murder case. Ranveer Pratap Singh is a politician, close to Shiraj, and likes his wife Antara. Vidur Mehta is a CBI agent who investigates the case.

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24. The Gone Game (2020)

Available on: Voot Select

Number of Episodes: 4

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Directed by: Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt

The Gone Game is a riveting web series. Interestingly, it was filmed remotely in 2020. This web series depicts the realistic situations of the Covid-19 lockdown. Sahil Gujral (Arjun Mathur) is quarantined and the Gujral family members are at different locations.

After having the test, Sahil got to know he is Corona positive and eventually goes missing. His family tries to find out the truth amid the lockdown conditions. Thrills and excitement along with the pandemic real situations in the web series make it worth watching.

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25. Bhaukaal (2020)

Available on: MX Player

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Directed by: Jatin Satish

Bhaukaal is one of the finest web series in the Indian web series list. Naveen Sikhera is promoted to SSP and is transferred to the crime city, Muzzafar Nagar. In the city, abductions and murders are casual. Naveen wants to remove these gangs and criminals and make the city a happy place to live. Bhaukaal is based on realistic events. Would Naveen get successful in terminating crime and criminals??

It is worth watching as it is a compelling thriller.

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26. Illegal: Justice Out of Order (2020)

Available on: Voot

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Directed by: Sahir Raza

Illegal: Justice Out of Order is a crime drama-thriller series. Niharika (Neha Sharma) is a lawyer. She joins Janardhan Jaitley but she didn’t have any idea that Jaitley wants to defend Neeraj, her stepbrother, and save a serial killer. Jaitley’s son is the ex of Niharika. Illegal comprises relationships, love life, and a drama which makes it catchy. This series depicts the life of lawyers, their mental health, and professional and personal issues.

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27. The Last Hour (2021)

Available on: Amazon Prime

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Directed by: Amit Kumar, Anupama Minz

The Last Hour is a riveting thriller web series. Sanjay Kapoor plays the role of a cop Arup. Arup tries to solve a mysterious murder case of a girl. Dev can talk to roaming souls and he has mystical powers. Afterward, Dev joins Arup to find the culprit. Good and evil superpowers, brilliant visuals, and enthralling twists make this series crisp and equally important to be on the thriller Indian web series list.

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28. Undekhi (2020)

Available on: Sony Liv

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Directed by: Ashish R. Shukla

Undekhi is a crime drama thriller web series streaming on Sony Liv. Harsh Chhaya plays the role of Papaji who has only one solution to every problem which is to just shoot those who trouble him. The story begins when a prime suspect girl is killed at Atwal’s family party. Now Papaji targets the guy and a girl who witnessed the murder. The climax of this series is a cliffhanger which means another season is right around the corner.

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29. Marzi (2020)

Available on: Voot

Number of Episodes: 6

Number of Seasons: 1

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Directed by: Anil Senior

Marzi is inspired by the novel “Liar”. Aahana Kumra plays the role of a school teacher, Sameera Chouhan, and Rajeev Khandelwal as Anurag Saraswat. His son Ayaan studies in the same school where Sameera teaches due to which Sameera and Anurag become friends. They go on a date after which Sameera puts a rape allegation on Anurag but he denies the allegation. Accordingly, Ayaan starts hating his father. Who is telling the truth and who is a liar? Its enthralling plotline will keep you hooked till the end.

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30. Poison (2019)

Available on: Zee5

Number of Episodes: 11

Number of Seasons: 2

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Directed by: Jatin Wagle

Poison is a crime drama thriller web series. Ranveer is the central character, a serial killer who is released from jail. Now he wants to take revenge on a police officer and a dangerous goon. The storyline justifies the title “Poison”, as the poison in someone’s mind is more dangerous than actual poison. Every character seems to be mysterious.

Poison Season 2 is a reloaded version of Season 1. Season 2 is full of action, drama, and suspense. Aftab has made his digital debut with this enthralling web series. He plays the role of Aditya Rathore. Eventually, He came back to take revenge on those who cheated on him. It is an intriguing web series that will keep you hooked.

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Your turn!

Which is the best Hindi thriller web series according to you? Let us know in the comments section!


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