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Top 20 Indian Best Thriller Web Series That You Must Watch

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 are worth watching.

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

Watch JL50 Trailer:

https://youtu.be/9c5KzzCvQYo

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 Season: 1

Avrodh: The Siege Within is a war thriller based upon the themes of Indian Army and Uri Surgical Strike. Avrodh 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 consists of their plannings of the strike and the last two episodes is the execution of their war strike. The main casts are Amit Sadh, Darshan Kumar, Madhurima Tuli, Neeraj Kabi who have given their best in this Hindi thriller web-series.

Watch Avrodh: The Siege Trailer:

https://youtu.be/vLJn7vgmxlE

3. Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega (2020)

Available on: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Directed by: Soumendra Padhi

Number Of episodes: 10

Number of Season: 1

A group of small town Jamtara’s young men run a lucrative phishing operation, until a corrupt political leader wants in on their scheme and a cop wants to find and fight it. Jamtara is worth watching as it shows the dark world of phishing in back of the beyond districts in India.

Watch Jamtara Trailer:

https://youtu.be/GoXd_sESBBI

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 crime thriller web-series, it is a story of how a down in his luck cop called 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. Although Paatal Lok is one of the best crime thriller web series and also there are possibilities for the season 2.

Watch Paatal Lok Trailer:

https://youtu.be/cNwWMW4mxO8

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 Season: 1

Aarya, in this web-series crime runs in the family – or is it that the crimes were diplomatically led by family, starring Sushmita Sen, she very nicely pulled out her role which has multiple layers and was perfectly perfomed by her. The series is worth a watch as it is a crime thriller with a strong emotional core.

Watch Aarya Trailer:

https://youtu.be/ZYajW2ePmFQ

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 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.

 Watch Asur Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDirQBvwx7g

7. Bard Of Blood (2019)

Available on: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Directed by: Ribhu Dasgupta

Number Of episodes: 7

Number of Season: 1

Bard Of Blood is an Indian web television series based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. Excommunicated RAW agent Kabir Anand (Emraan Hashmi) , a courageous analyst and a sleeper agent take on a covert mission in Balochistan when four Indian spies are captured; the mission soon turns south and Kabir must face his demons from the past. Also the star co-cast Kirti Kulhari has given very impressive performance in the action thriller web series Bard Of Blood. It is one of the best series in India.

Watch Bard Of Blood Trailer:

https://youtu.be/uEE7HqPvqOg

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 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?

Watch Breathe Season 1 Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OstwwYcz8nI

Watch Breathe Season 2 Trailer:

https://youtu.be/nxE-k2MLQIA

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 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.

Watch The Final Call Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck_0nvtwklg

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: 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.

Watch The Family Man Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XatRGut65VI

11. 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.

Watch Special Ops Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF0H5DZAE2g

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.

Watch Sacred Games Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpuZXhCEkQ

Watch Sacred Games Season 2 Trailer:

https://youtu.be/w-Xe8gLBc5I

13. 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.

Watch Leila Trailer: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yxjRgwYymg

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 to the police station. As the case furthers, it gets more and more entangled. Will he be able to get out of the situation?

Watch Criminal Justice Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPyNH7mZkGc

15. Apharan (2018)

Available on: Alt Balaji

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Directed by: Siddharth Sen Gupta

Number Of episodes: 12

Number of Season: 1

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

Watch Apharan Trailer:

https://youtu.be/CxNYucYVEkQ

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 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. 

Watch Inside Edge Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1y3aIfZXJ8

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 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.

Watch Bose: Dead or Alive Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MllUhHcplTU


18. Mirzapur (2018)

Available on: Amazon Prime

Directed by: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Number of Episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 2

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. The second season of Mirzapur will premiere on October 23 on Amazon Prime Video.

Watch Mirzapur Trailer Season 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNeGF-PvRHY

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 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.

Watch Delhi Crime Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNuKwlKJx2E

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 released in 2020. It is a crime thriller star casting debut of Kunal Khemu as Abhay Pratap Singh who is the gutsy cop who can outwit any criminal, he is up against he has some sharp, dark evil masterminds. watch him as he serves the roads of justice with a darker and edgier things.

Watch Abhay Season 1 Trailer:

https://youtu.be/4ZoTeEMC2Vs

Watch Abhay Season 2 Trailer:

https://youtu.be/13KcP-7piyo

Your turn!

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

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