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20 Best Thriller Indian Web Series List You Must See

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As we know, the pandemic has changed our lifestyles be it work, studies, workouts or entertainment everything gets affected. It’s worthy because health comes first. In the midst of the pandemic, indoor fun activities with family, TV and OTT became stress busters. Here we are going to consider the Best Thriller Indian Web Series list.

OTT platforms witness an increase in traffic as TV shoots were halted, theatre shutdowns and movie shootings were delayed due to Covid-19. OTT platforms are providing content that includes short films, TV shows, movies, web series and much more.

You can watch shows anywhere, anytime regardless of a single specific time. All you need is an internet connection and you can watch on your mobile phone, laptop and other devices. There are various OTT platforms, some renowned platforms are Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony Liv, Voot select, TVF, Disney plus Hotstar, ALT Balaji, Jio cinema, Eros Now, Zee5 etc.

Web series have become remarkable choices for online audiences. Web series are streaming in a range of episodes. They are streaming on different platforms available either for free or having subscription charges. OTT platforms provide web series of various genres like action, drama, comedy, horror, thriller, fantasy, romance and sub-genres like a crime thriller, horror-comedy etc.

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Thriller is one of the most prominent genres. Thriller web series gives feelings of excitement, suspense, anxiety and surprise. Be it a spy thriller, action-adventure thriller, crime thriller, romantic thriller, legal thriller etc.

Are you looking for the Best Indian thriller web series but spending most of the time searching the content for binge-watching?? No need to do that anymore. We have listed down some of the best thriller web series you will be glued to watch.

1 – The Family Man

* The Family Man 1

The Family Man is an interesting and enthralling Indian web series streamed by 2019. Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpai) is a middle-class man as well as a spy. He tries to manage family responsibilities and espionage tasks simultaneously. This series has twists and thrills to excite you. Srikant’s relationships suffer due to his espionage duty because he is on a mission. He could not give time to his family. The climax is gripping which indicates another season to come.

  • OTT Platform: Amazon Prime.
  • No. of episodes: 10
  • Imdb rating: 8.5
  • Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani, Sunny Hinduja and others.
  • Directed by: Raj and Suparn S. Verma.

* The Family Man 2:

As we know, The Family Man season 1 was a big hit. Season 2 streamed on June 2021 also comprises twists and thrills. Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpai) quit the job at TASC to give attention to family. Currently works in the private sector. For an important mission, he has called back. Srikant joins the TASC for that mission. Consequently, thrills and twists begin. Samantha Akkineni as Razi plays a commendable role. The climax of Season 2 is a cliffhanger, it would be another season. You must watch The Family Man Season 2 it will keep you hooked.

  • OTT Platform: Amazon Prime.
  • No. of episodes: 9
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2
  • Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Samantha Akkineni, Sharib Hashmi, Sharad Kelkar, Priyamani, Sunny Hinduja and others.
  • Directed by: Raj and Suparn S. Verma

2 – Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side:

Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side

Asur is an exceptional crime thriller series. It is streaming on Voot select by 2020. Asur is a conflation of mythology, mystery and crime. Arshad Warsi plays the role of Dhananjay Rajpoot. He is a forensic expert who works for CBI. The second important character Nikhil Nair (Barun Sobti) is a teacher. He had been a student of DJ. There have been murders that have a common pattern. The missing index finger of the right hand and spooky mask left behind the victim’s body.

Dhananjay Rajpoot tries to solve the case. A teenage boy Shubh was called Asur by his family. Subsequently, he murdered his father for being hated by him. There is a link between grown-up Shubh and Dhananjay. Nikhil Arora investigates the case. Who is the serial killer? At last, the unresolved end of the series indicates another season would come.

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  • OTT Platform: Voot select
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 8.5
  • Cast: Barun Sobti, Arshad Warsi, Vishesh Bansal, Amey Wagh, Ridhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka
  • Directed by: Oni Sen.

3 – Special OPS: Crime Thriller Web Series

Special OPS is a 2019 action-packed thriller Indian web series. Himmat Singh (K. K. Menon), a RAW agent believes in the existence of the sixth terrorist at the time of the Parliament Attack 2001. Therefore, he wants to find out where the person is at present time. Regarding department accounts irregularities, Himmat Singh is interrogated by auditors.

On the other hand, he sent a secret task force (Farooq Ali, Ruhani, Bala, Avinash, Juhi) to different countries in search of that sixth person. Every episode has suspense and a twist. Moreover, there are some clues of upcoming danger in Mumbai city. Special OPS is an electrifying web series with high voltage action and thrills and that’s why deserves to be on the Indian web series list.

  • OTT Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • IMDB rating: 8.6
  • Cast: K.K. Menon, Karan Tacker, Saiyami Kher, Divya Dutta, Meher Vij, Sharad Kelkar,
  • Vipul Gupta, Muzzamil Ibrahim etc.
  • Directed by: Neeraj Pandey

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4 – Sacred Games: Crime Drama Thriller Web Series

Sacred Games is a thriller series based on the novel by Vikram Chandra (2006). The story revolves around Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a police inspector. A gangster Ganesh Gaitonde commits suicide. In his last words, he said something dangerous happening in Mumbai. Sartaj Singh wants to resolve the suicide case of the gangster as well as to save Mumbai. Even after getting suspended, he investigates the case with RAW Wing officer Anjali.

Furthermore, he got to know connections of politicians, DCP and an actress with Gaitonde. He doubts his Father’s association with Gaitonde. You would see the dirty politics in this series along with crime, drama and twists.

  • OTT Platform: Netflix
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 8.6
  • Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddhiqui , Pankaj Tripathi, Radhika Apte and others.
  • Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Neeraj Ghaywan.

5 – Criminal Justice:

* Criminal Justice Season 1:

Criminal Justice is a 2019 crime drama-thriller series. It is inspired by Peter Moffat’s series. A kind-hearted boy trapped in a murder case. Vikrant Massey plays the role of Aditya who is pursuing an MBA. Besides that, to earn some money he sometimes does taxi driving.

One day, a passenger Sanaya in Aditya’s cab somehow attracts Aditya and after the hangover, Aditya wakes up found her dead. He did not remember anything. Does he kill her?? It is a story of the criminal justice, criminal trial and jail experience of a guy. Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of a corrupt lawyer Madhav Mishra who become Aditya lawyer. Is Aditya innocent or a culprit?? This web series will keep you captivated. Hence this web series comes in the best Indian web series list.

  • OTT Platform: Disney+Hotstar
  • No. of episodes: 10
  • Imdb rating: 8
  • Cast: Vikrant Massey, Madhurima Roy, Pankaj Tripathi, Mita Vshisht, Jakie Shroff etc.
  • Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vishal Furia.

* Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, Season 2:

Criminal Justice Season 2 is a legal crime thriller web series.  Anuradha Chandra (Kirti Kulhari) murders her lawyer husband Bikram Chandra. She got arrested as her daughter is an eye-witness of the murder.

Though, It was an open and shut case, lawyer Madhav Mishra (Pankaj Tripathi) wants to unveil the truth. There is an enthralling twist in the series. Anuradha is the murderer, What would be the reason behind it?? You must watch this mind-boggling Indian web series.

  • OTT Platform: Disney+Hotstar
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 7.5
  • Cast: Anupriya Goenka, Kirti Kulhari, Pankaj Tripathi, Jissu Sengupta and others.
  • Directed by:  Rohan Sippy, Arjun Mukherjee.

6 – Code M: Crime Thriller Web Series

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. Specifically, an encounter in which two terrorists and an army officer were killed. She chose her duty over her personal life.

Moreover, Smuggling, corruption, terrorism and casteism in our system is shown in this series. Madhuri’s ex Angad Sadhu is a legal counsel. Angad joins her investigation to resolve the case. This was an open and shut case. But in contrast, the investigation unveils some shattering truth.

  • OTT Platform: Zee5 and ALT Balaji
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 7.3
  • Cast: Jennifer Winget, Tanuj Virwani, Keshav Sadhna, Meghna Kaushik, Seema Biswas etc.
  • Directed by: Akshay Choubey.

7 – November Story:

November Story streaming on Disney+ Hotstar by 2021. It is a Tamil Indian web series. A gripping story of a murder mystery. Ganeshan, a reputed crime novelist became the suspect of a murder case.

Nonetheless, he didn’t remember anything as he has Alzheimer. Her 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 binge-worthy crime thriller series on the Indian web series list.

  • OTT Platform: Disney+Hotstar
  • No. of episodes: 7
  • Imdb rating: 8.2
  • Cast: Tamannah, G.M. Kumar, Pashupathy M. Namita Krishnamurthy and others.
  • Directed by: Indhra Subhramanian

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8 – Breathe: Crime Drama Thriller Web Series

* Breathe Season 1:

Breathe is an Indian web series streaming on Amazon Prime by 2018. It is a crime drama thriller. R. Madhavan plays the role of Danny Mascarenhas. His son needs an immediate lung transplant. Danny got to know his son has six months left but there are other needy lung acceptors.

So, he took a drastic step to save his son’s life.  Kabir Sawant is an inspector who tries to solve the murder mystery of lung donors. How far a father can go for his son?

  • OTT Platform: Amazon Prime
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 8.3
  • Cast: R. Madhvan, Hrishikesh Joshi, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi etc.
  • Directed by: Mayank V Sharma.

* Breathe: Into the Shadows Season 2:

Breathe Season 2 is a crime thriller web series of 2020. Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of a psychiatrist, Avinash Sabharwal and Nithya Menon as the wife of Avinash, Abha Sabharwal. Their daughter was abducted from a party. Months passed but the police didn’t find her.

Kabir Sawant, an arrogant, short-tempered cop tries to find a split-personality serial killer. The story comprises twists and turns that will keep you hooked.

  • OTT Platform: Amazon Prime
  • No. of episodes: 12
  • Imdb rating: 7.7
  • Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Saiyami Kher, Nithya Menon, Ivana Kaur etc.
  • Directed by: Mayank V Sharma

9 – The Chargesheet: Innocent Or Guilty:

The Chargesheet is a crime drama thriller web series. Shiv Pandit play the role of National Champion Table-tennis player, Shiraj Malik. It is a story of the late ’80s and the story revolves around 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 and court drama started. Besides, Satish Kaushik and Ashwini Kalsekar play the role of advocate well.

  • OTT Platform: Zee5
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 7
  • Cast: Arunoday Singh, Sikander Kher, Shiv Pandit, Tridha Choudhary, Ashwini Kalsekar etc.
  • Directed by: Shashant Shah

10 – Aarya: Drama Thriller Web Series

In the Indian web series list, Aarya is another enthralling series comprised of twists and thrills. Aarya and Tej Sareen have a happy family and happy life. Tej runs a Pharmaceutical Company despite, he sells illegal medications too.

On the other hand, Aarya’s brother and a friend Jawahar smuggle drugs. One day, Tej was shot dead in front of aarya and their son. It is interesting to know Who would be the murderer of Tej, Is it Sangram, Jawahar or the Drug Mafia?

  • OTT Platform: Disney+Hotstar
  • No. of episodes: 9
  • Imdb rating: 7.9
  • Cast: Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Virti Vajhani, Gargi Sawant, Namit Das, Viren Vuziraini etc.
  • Directed by: Ram Vadhwani, Sandeep Modi, Vinod Rawat.

11 – The Gone Game:

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. Gujral family members are at different locations.

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

  • OTT Platform: Voot Select
  • No. of episodes: 4
  • Imdb rating: 7.9
  • Cast: Sanjay Kapoor, Dibyendu Chaterjee, Arjun Mathur, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar
  • Directed by: Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt.

12 – Bhaukaal: Crime Thriller Web Series:

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

  • OTT Platform: MX Player
  • No. of episodes: 10
  • Imdb rating: 8.3
  • Cast: Mohit Raina, Sunny Hinduja, Bidita bag, Gulki Joshi, Abhimanyu Singh, Siddhant Kapoor, Rashmi Rajpoot and others.
  • Directed by: Jatin Satish.

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13 – Illegal: Justice Out Of Order:

Illegal is a crime drama-thriller series. Niharika (Neha Sharma) is a lawyer. She joins Janardhan Jaitley but she didn’t have any idea as Jaitley wants to defend Neeraj, her stepbrother and to save a serial killer. Jaitley’s son is the ex of Niharika. Illegal comprises relationships, love life, a drama which makes it catchy.

Niharika stuck between right and wrong deeds. The Indian Web series depicts the life of lawyers, their mental health, professional and personal issues.

  • OTT Platform: Voot
  • No. of episodes: 10
  • Imdb rating: 7
  • Cast: Neha Sharma, Kubra Sait, Piyush Mehra, Satyadeep Mishra, Akshay Oberoi etc.
  • Directed by: Sahir Raza.

14 – The Last Hour: Thriller Web Series

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. Afterwards, 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 in the thriller Indian web series list.

  • OTT Platform: Amazon Prime
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 7.8
  • Cast: Sanjay Kapoor, Raima Sen, Karma Takapa, Shahana Goswami, Shaylee Krishnan, Robin Tamang etc.
  • Directed by: Amit Kumar

15 – Undekhi: Crime Thriller Web Series

Undekhi is a crime drama thriller web series streaming on Sony Liv. Harsh Chhaya plays the role of Papaji very well. Papaji has only one solution just shoot them who troubles him. The criminal world didn’t allow justice to less powerful.

A prime suspect girl is killed at Atwal’s family party. Now Papaji targets are that guy and a girl who witnessed the murder. The climax of this series is a cliffhanger which means another season would come hence it is included in the thriller Indian web series list.

  • OTT Platform: Sony Liv
  • No. of episodes: 10
  • Imdb rating: 8.3
  • Cast: Harsh Chhaya, Anchal Singh, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya SharmaAyn Zoya etc.
  • Directed by: Ashish R Shukla

16 – Abhay Season 2:

Abhay Season 1 was amazing series. Abhay Season 2 is an electrifying thriller web series streaming on Zee5. Kunal Khemu as Abhay Pratap Singh, STF police officer. Chunkey Pandey as Harsh. Ram Kapoor is a Criminal. Nidhi Singh as an Officer Khushboo.

A journalist Sonam (Asha Negi) covers Criminal Cases. Meanwhile, there are children who go missing. Abhay tries to solve the missing children’s case. This web series has twists at every next moment. Psycho killers, Criminals chases the police. It will keep you hooked and leaves you at a cliffhanger show that next season will come.

  • OTT Platform: Zee5
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Imdb rating: 8
  • Cast: Kunal Khemu, Ram Kapoor, Chunkey Pandey, Asha Negi, Raghav Juyaal, Bidita Bag etc.
  • Directed by: Ken Ghosh.

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17 – JL50: Thriller Web Series

JL50 is a sci-fi thriller web series inspired by a real story. JL50 is another riveting series in the Indian web series list. A Plane lost in 1984 and after almost 35 years there is news of a plane crash. A pilot and a man are the two survivors of the accident. A CBI Officer Shantanu (Abhay) investigates the strange case.

Subrata Das (Pankaj Kapoor), a professor who believes the case is not usually as something is hidden behind. Another CBI officer joins Shantanu to solve the case. JL50 is a science fiction thriller series including past incidents, mystery and twists.

  • OTT Platform: Sony Liv
  • No. of episodes: 4
  • Imdb rating: 7.6
  • Cast: Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapoor, Ritika Anand, Piyush Mishra, Rajesh Sharma and others.
  • Directed by: Shailendra Vyas

18 – Marzi:

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

  • OTT Platform: Voot
  • No. of episodes: 6
  • Imdb rating: 7.2
  • Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Aahana Kumra, Shivani Tanksale, Vivek Mushram, Pavleen Gujral etc.
  • Directed by: Anil Senior

19 – Pataal Lok: Crime Thriller Web Series

Pataal Lok is a crime thriller Indian web series. It depicts politics, corruption, violence, crimes. this web series has a lot of bad words. Hathiram Choudary is a police inspector and he believes there are three loks; the first one is Swarg Lok, the second is Dharti Lok and the third is Pataal Lok. Pataal Lok is the worst where goons, criminals and murderers reside.

Sanjeev Mehra is a popular journalist. He has to face trolls and threats. Hathiram investigates the case with leads of four people, three boys and a girl. Afterwards, the investigation starts revealing some shocking truths.

  • OTT Platform: Amazon Prime
  • No. of episodes: 9
  • Imdb rating: 8.5
  • Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Ggul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Ishwak Singh, Niharika etc
  • Directed by: Avinash Arun, Prosit Roy.

20 – Poison:

* Poison Season 1:

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. It is a gripping web series you must watch it.

  • OTT Platform:Zee5
  • No. of episodes: 11
  • Imdb rating: 8
  • Cast: Arbaz Khan, Riya Sen, Tanuj Virwani, Freddy Daruwal and others.
  • Directed by: Jatin Wagle.

* Poison Season 2:

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 him. It is an intriguing web series that will keep you hooked.

  • OTT Platform:Zee5
  • No. of episodes: 11
  • Imdb rating: 8
  • Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Raai Laxmi, Vin Rana, Zain Imam, Pooja Chopra, Asmita Sood etc.
  • Directed by: Vishal Pandya.