20 Thriller Based Desi Web Series In Hindi That Has Leveled Up Suspense

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Many early digital programs in India were comedy-based. However, with shows like Sacred Games, Mirzapur, and many more, crime thrillers have emerged as the new favorite genre of the general audience and OTT platforms. Web shows from India are delivering heartbreaking murder mysteries with stories that will send shivers down your spine. So, if you’re a thriller fanatic like us, and you’re in desperate need of a binge-watch, we’ll make it easy for you.

Here’s a list of the top 20 thrillers based web series in Hindi that has leveled up the suspense:

1. Delhi Crime

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The investigation of a girl from south Delhi who got sexually assaulted and murdered is the focus of the story. The investigation got led by DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. In September 2020, the Web Series won the Outstanding Drama Series category at the International Emmy Awards. Shefali Shah, joined by Rasika Dugal, Aakash Dahiya, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, and Denzil Smith in the performance.

IMDb: 8.5
Director: Richie Mehta
Lead: Shefali Shah, Rashika Dugal
Watch On: Netflix

2. Undekhi

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Sidharth Sengupta conceptualized and co-wrote this Web Series. The film follows DSP Barun Ghosh (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) as he investigates the execution of a police officer in the Sunderbans. The story also touches on two social groups: the powerful and wealthy, and the oppressed poor. Undekhi is a ten-episode web series. Surya Sharma, Harsh Chaya, Ayn Zoya, and Ankur Rathee co-star in the show with Dibyendu.

IMDb: 8.2
Director: Ashish R. Shukla
Lead: Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Watch On: Sony LIV

3. Hello Mini 2

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Rivanah Banerjee, popularly known as Mini in the show, got hounded by an unknown mute, faceless stalker, played by Anuja Joshi. After two successful seasons, the Hello Mini crew returned for the third season, which began in April 2021. It is one of the most popular web series in India.

IMDb: 8.9
Director: Faruk Kabir
Lead: Anuja Joshi
Watch On: MX Player

4. Sacred Games

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Inspector Sartaj Singh, Ganesh Gaitonde, and Guruji are characters from the program Sacred Games, in which Gaitonde reappears after a 16-year absence. Then, he summons the righteous inspector Sartaj Singh to save his beloved Mumbai. Reviewers and audiences alike have praised the casting and narrative of Sacred Games. The novel Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1996.

IMDb: 8.6
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Lead: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi
Watch On: Netflix

5. The Family Man 2

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In the second season of the show, Manoj Bajpayee is up against two enemies: ISIS terrorist Sajid Ghani and Rajalakshmi Sekharan nicknamed Raji, the lady of the rebel group from the south. This season has received more positive reviews from fans and critics than the first. The IMDb rating for the first season was 8.8/10, and this season is 9.2/10. (One of the highest).

IMDb: 9.2
Director: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK
Lead: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani
Watch On: Disney+Hotstar

6. Maharani

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Maharani delves into the life of Huma Qureshi, who plays Rani Bharti in the TV series. The show delves into the difficulties she endured on her road to becoming the chief minister of Bihar. Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Pramod Pathak, Kani Kusruti, Inaamulhaq, Vineet Kumar, Tanu VIdhyarthi, and Harish Khanna star in the show.

IMDb: 7.5
Director: Karan Sharma
Lead: Huma Qureshi
Watch On: Sony LIV

7. Chakravyuh

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Virkar is a murder mystery based on the book Anti-Social Network by author Piyush Jha. It’s the third installment in his Inspector Virkar series. The character of Inspector Virkar got played by Pratik Babbar. Simran Mundi, Ruhi Singh, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Shiv Pandit, Gopal Dutt, and Asif Basra also appear in the show.

IMDb: 8.9
Director: Sajit Warrier
Lead: Prateik Babbar
Watch On: MX Player

8. Special Ops

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The plot follows the mission of India’s R&AW (Research & Analysis Wing) 5 agents, who got tasked with tracking down a terrorist responsible for a bombing in India. The expedition, led by Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon) and his comrades Fariiq Ali (Karan Tacker), Abbas Sheikh (Vinay Pathak), Bala (Vipul Gupta), and Ruhani Sayed (Meher Vij). The show got created, co-written, and directed by Neeraj Pandey.

IMDb: 8.6
Director: Neeraj Pandey, Shivam Nair
Lead: Kay Kay Menon
Watch On: Disney+Hotstar

9. November Story

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In this murder mystery, Tamannaah plays Anuradha Ganeshan, an ethical hacker who works on a contract for the Crime Records Bureau. Her aim is to track down the primary antagonist, Kulandhai Yesu (Pasupathy M.). Malarmannan got played by Vivek Prasanna, who also plays Tamannaah’s best friend. Ganesan, Anuradha’s (Tamannaah) father, is a crime novelist played by G.M. Kumar. There are a total of seven episodes. The show is originally in Tamil, however, it got dubbed in Telugu and Hindi.

IMDb: 7.9
Director: Indhra Subramanian
Lead: Tamannaah
Watch On: Disney+Hotstar

10. Nail Polish

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In Nail Polish, Arjun Rampal and Manav Kaul feature in a crime thriller in which they both shine. The plot centers around an activist accused of rapping and murdering two young children. This is a novel notion. The writing in the show is outstanding. The show got directed and written by Bugs Bhargava Krishna, and the cinematography got filmed by Deep Metkar.

IMDb: 7.3
Director: Bugs Bhargava Krishna
Lead: Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul
Watch On: Zee5

11. The Married Woman

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The Married Woman is a film about two young women who wish to live their lives freely. In 1992, the year of the infamous Babri demolition, the story takes place. Monica Dogra plays Peeplika, an opinionated woman who wishes to break free from society’s rules, and Ridhi Dogra plays Astha, a homemaker.

IMDb: 9.2
Director: Sahir Raza
Lead: Ridhi Dogra, Monika Dogra
Watch On: Alt Balaji

12. Broken But Beautiful 3

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Broken But Beautiful, the third season, premiered on May 29, 2021, following two successful seasons in a row. Sidharth Shukla plays a struggling theatrical writer and director in the film. Rumi Desai got played by Sonia Rathee, who hails from a rich family. The first and second seasons, respectively, got released in 2018 and 2019. In total, there are three seasons, each with 31 episodes.

IMDb: 9.1
Director: Priyanka Ghose
Lead: Sidharth Shukla, Sonia Rathee
Watch On: Alt Balaji

13. Hello Mini 3

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Hello Mini 3 is the third installment in the franchise. The audience is always captivated by this Romantic Suspense thriller when it got released on film. Anuja Joshi has a strong fan base thanks to her stunning looks and exceptional acting abilities. The show’s essence got provided by Anand Sivakumaran and Akshay Vishwanath’s screenplay and Faruk Kabir’s direction. Anuja plays Rivanah, a 22-year-old female character.

IMDb: 8.9
Director: Faruk Kabir
Lead: Anuja Joshi
Watch On: MX Player

14. Grahan

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Amrita Singh (Zoya Hussain), a female IPS officer, investigates the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Bokaro, which got linked to her father, who was also a main suspect in the disturbances. The drama got based on the novel Chaurasi by Satya Vyas. In the TV Series, the Director successfully depicted two timelines, 1984 and 2016, in a compelling Web Series with a fantastic storyline. Manjeet Kaur Chhabra alias Manu got played by Wamiqa Gabbi. Disney+Hotstar will release the show internationally on June 24, 2021.

IMDb: 8.5
Director: Ranjan Chandel
Lead: Zoya Hussain, Wamiqa Gabbi
Watch On: Disney+Hotstar

15. Love Scandals & Doctors

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LSD (Love Scandals & Doctors) is a show about five medical students who are interns at one of the greatest teaching hospitals, produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms. They find the horrible truth about a crime scene later in the show. The series consists of 15 episodes.

IMDb: 8.7
Director: Sattwik Mohanty, Preya Hirji, and Saqib Pandor
Lead: Rahul Dev, Punit j Pathak
Watch On: Alt Balaji, Zee5

16. Inside Edge

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The Indian Premier League and the politics that surround it are the focus of the show. The series reveals that cricket is about more than just the game played in front of a crowd; it’s also about sex, money, betting, and power. The series stars Richa Chada, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tanuj Virwani, Vivek Oberoi, and Angad Bedi.

IMDb: 8
Director: Karan Anshuman
Lead: Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha
Watch On: Amazon Prime

17. Mirzapur

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Mirzapur is a film about drugs, guns, and anarchy that premiered on Amazon Prime. It focuses on the mafia dons’ control and domination and their competition and the criminality in Uttar Pradesh. This Indian Web Series stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Rasika Duggal and was largely shot in Mirzapur and other parts of Uttar Pradesh. This is a once-in-a-lifetime show.

IMDb: 8.5
Director: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh, Mihir Desai
Lead: Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi
Watch On: Amazon Prime

18. Criminal Justice

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A cab driver and his passenger had an unusual story to tell. Based on a British serial, the show is about apprehending ‘criminals’ who may or may not have committed the crime. Based on the hype surrounding the Indian adaptation, Criminal Justice will have many more seasons. On the other hand, the first is terrifyingly good in and of itself. The show revolves around Vikrant’s character Aditya, who got accused of killing his passenger after having a one-night stand while on narcotics.

IMDb: 8.1
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vishal Furia
Lead: Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff
Watch On: Disney+Hotstar

19. Raikar Case

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Raikar Case, an Indian Thriller Drama Crime Web Series, got released by Voot Select. The death of a teenager from the “Raikar’s,” a powerful family, is the focus of the internet serial. Dark family secrets emerge from nowhere as the plot unfolds, and the show grows more gripping by the end.

IMDb: 7.2
Director: Abhishek Sarpotdar
Lead: Kunal Karan Kapoor
Watch On: Voot Select

20. Breathe Into The Shadows

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Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, and Nithya Menen star in the Indian criminal thriller web series Breathe Into the Shadows. On July 10th, 2020, Amazon Prime Video launched this Hindi web series drama. Mayank Sharma directed Breathe, which got produced by Abundantia Entertainment.

IMDb: 7.7
Director: Mayank Sharma
Lead: Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen, Saiyami Kher
Watch On: Amazon Prime