Crime as a genre in itself is super interesting and fascinating to experience on the big screen, but more often than not, we need more than a 2-hour drama to suffice our hunger. So, with the format of web-series and more storytellers getting interested in showcasing crime stories through it, was definitely an interesting bid for the viewers. This experimentation has now led to the making and release of some of the best Indian crime web series/movies to ever come out of the industry.
This list includes TV shows that are loved and adored for their impeccable storyline, characters and twists, plus, these shows would have never been showcased on prime time TV or movie theatres before going through a series of cuts to suffice to the board.
Let’s dive right into the list of the best Indian crime web series which will keep you on your toes and consistently excited for the story. From the top-notch OTT platforms, we’ve got the best ones hand-picked just for you.
1. Sacred Games (Netflix)
This series was surely a trendsetter. With some of the best dialogues and outstanding shots, Sacred Games is one of the most revered shows on Netflix. With Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj Singh set out to save the city of Mumbai from the criminal wrath of Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde.
Other top-notch actors such as Pankaj Tripathi, Radhika Apte, etc, contribute to its success and it just has to be the best Indian crime web series. If you are looking for crime, abuse, thrill and lots of fun, then you should go watch this right away.
2. Mirzapur (Amazon Prime Video) – Best Indian Crime Web Series
This second season of this series has been keeping the audience on toes for the last two years and now it’s officially releasing on October 23rd. The first season story is about two brothers set out to make their name in the city of Mirzapur, they begin working with Kaleen Bhaiya who is literally the King of Mirzapur, and then the fight for the throne begins.
There is Pankaj Tripathi, shining in his glory and definitely one of the best and most crucial characters of the show. Apart from him, Ali Fazal and Vikrant Massey are the protagonists of the series. With the complete mixture of drama, crime, fights and thrill, this series is a must-watch. If you haven’t seen it yet, get started right away, so that you’ll immediately be able to jump on season 2 of this series.
3. The Family Man (Amazon Prime Video)
When we talk about the best actors from the Hindi film industry, one name often gets repeated again and again, and that is Manoj Vajpayee. He plays dual characters in this web series, a lazy husband at home and a damn brilliant officer at work.
This web series is sure to keep you hooked till the end and the plotline is absolutely brilliant. Other than Manoj Vajpayee, it includes Sharab Hashmi and Priyamani among others.
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4. Paatal Lok (Amazon Prime Video) – Best Indian Crime Web Series
With outstanding performances by Jaideep Ahlawat and Abhishek Banerjee, this web series revolves around a cop who gets assigned to a case of attempt to murder of a journalist. Brilliant shots, amazing direction and outstanding acting make this series a must-watch for crime-thriller lovers. Posing the problems of authorities and an excellent portrayal of the characters, this show is definitely going to become a favourite.
5. Asur (Voot)
With a nice blend of crime and mythology, Asur is one hell of a crime thriller series. A cop gets kidnapped by a mythical serial killer figure and as the story progresses you’ll be in complete binge-mode for this web series.
It stars Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobri playing the lead characters and others. It is a must-watch for mythology lovers and definitely one of the best Indian crime web series out there.
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These were our top 5 picks for the best Indian crime web series and we hope your favourite ones too were in here. If you have some other picks that definitely compete for the title then do share them with us in the comment section.