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Top 31 Best Indian Thriller Web Series That You Must Watch

Since the pandemic happened to us in 2019, our lifestyle has been change completely. One of the key things which has changed completely is how we entertain us. We have switched to OTT platforms to watch our favourite content, be it Indian web series or other language content. OTT platforms have all sort of content from movies, TV shows to Web series.

In India, people have started watching web series from all across the country and not only from the Tier-1 cities. The trend of shorter form of content was started by now very popular channels like TVF (Produced one of the most loved Indian web series – Panchayat) & AIB in India. From there, there is no returning, Indian audience have given immense love to web series. Even at the time, when Hindi movies were performing poorly on Box Movies, Web Series kept Indian audience entertained.

Thriller, as a genre, is loved by one and all because of its unpredictability & fact paced narrative. Over the past few years, there have been lots of Indian thriller web series which has been loved by the masses. Are you a fan of thriller genre and looking for something fresh to binge-watch? What are you waiting for? Check out our list of the best Indian thriller web series, which you can not afford to miss.

Best Indian Thriller Web Series List (Updated 2024) –

1. Dahan: Raakan Ka Rahasya (2022)

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Directed by: Vikranth Pawar

Number of Episodes: 9

Number of Seasons: 1

A disgraced IAS Officer sets out to vindicate herself and takes up a strange case in Shilaspura, a land with occult practices. It is considered as one of the best Hindi web series of 2022 by the critics.

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2. The Night Manager (2023)

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Directed by: Sandeep Modi

Number of Episodes: 4

Number of Seasons: 1

The Night Manager is a Hindi-language crime thriller television series which is a remake of the British television series The Night Manager (2016), based on the John Le Carre’s novel of the same name. The series follows Shaan Sengupta, an ex-soldier, who must infiltrate an arms dealer’s inner circle to bring down his empire of war.

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3. Avrodh: The Siege Within (2020)

Available on: Sony LIV

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Directed by: Raj Acharya

Number of Episodes: 18

Number of Seasons: 2

Avrodh: The Siege Within, is a Hindi Web Series 2020 is based on military drama which premiered on SonyLIV on 31 July 2020. The series, directed by Raj Acharya and produced by Applause Entertainment, Irada Entertainment and Mehra Entertainment, is a retelling of the 2016 Uri attack and the following surgical strikes. It is based on a chapter from the book India’s Most Fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh.

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4. Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega (2020)

Available on: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Directed by: Soumendra Padhi

Number of Episodes: 18

Number of Seasons: 2

A group of small-town young men run a lucrative phishing operation, until a corrupt politician wants in on their scheme — and a cop wants to fight it.

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5. 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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6. 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 manages to pull of her multi-layered role. 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 gang is behind her family. What will Arya do to protect her family?

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7. Asur: Welcome to your Dark Side (2020)

Available on: Voot

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

Directed by: Oni Sen

Number of Episodes: 16

Number of Seasons: 2

A psychopath killer with a twisted philosophy deep-seated in Indian mythology is on the loose. Two forensic officers from the CBI are close on heals to catch the serial killer but with a twist of fate, they get caught in a dreadful situation. How will this end? Will the real face of this ASUR be revealed?

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8. 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 a Hindi Web series 2019 is 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 goes 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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9. 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?

Watch Breathe Season 1 Trailer:

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.

10. Farzi (2023)

Available on: Amazon Prime

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Directed by: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

Farzi (transl. Fake) is an Indian Hindi-language black comedy crime thriller television series. It stars Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Kay Kay Menon, Raashii Khanna and Bhuvan Arora, and tells the story of a disillusioned artist who decides to make counterfeit money. Farzi is one of the most watched web series in India, according to latest reports.

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11. 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 edgy action-drama series which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also must protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low-paying job.

Watch The Family Man Season 1 Trailer:

12. 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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13. 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 Hindi web series 2018, 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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14. Rudra: The Edge of Darkness (2022)

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

Directed by: Rajesh Mapuskar

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

In the crime-ridden streets of Mumbai, journeying through the maze of psychopathic minds is brilliant super-cop Rudra Veer Singh.

Watch Rudra: The Edge of Darkness Trailer: 

15. 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 web 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, the situation gets more and more entangled. Will he be able to get out of all the mess?

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16. Apharan (2018)

Available on: Alt Balaji

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Directed by: Jishan

Number of episodes: 12

Number of Seasons: 1

Rudra Srivastava, a senior inspector with Uttarakhand police is lured into kidnapping a young girl at her request. The plot begins as a simple plan to extort money in exchange for her release. When the chain of events go wrong and a series of lies unfold, he realizes that he is now a part of a deadly conspiracy. Will he be able to escape the outcome of his choices or become a victim of the web of lies?

Watch Apharan Trailer:

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2 comments

Ann January 23, 2024 at 12:13 am

These seem pretty cool. Appreciate the movie info! I’m always on the hunt for more entertaining stuff to watch.

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Fransic verso January 23, 2024 at 6:23 am

Well, I don’t think I watched Indian series before but these look interesting, I will check it out and see how it goes. Thank you for sharing!

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