20 Best Thriller Indian Web Series List [Updated 2022]

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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 – Official Trailer | Raj & DK | Manoj Bajpayee | Amazon Original | Watch Now

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:

The Family Man Season 2 - Official Trailer 4K | Raj & DK | Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha |Amazon Original

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 their 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 – Sacred Games: Crime Drama Thriller Web Series

Sacred Games (2018) | OFFICIAL TRAILER

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 Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Radhika Apte, and others.
  • Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Neeraj Ghaywan.

4 – Special OPS: Crime Thriller Web Series

* Special Ops: Season 1

Special Ops | India's Longest Manhunt | Official Trailer | 17th March 2020

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 in 2001. Therefore, he wants to find out where the person is at present time. Regarding department account 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

Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story:

Hotstar Specials Special Ops 1.5 | Official Trailer

Special Ops 1.5 is an action crime thriller series. The story revolves around Himmat Singh, a RAW agent. K. K. Menon plays the role of Himmat Singh. The series depicts how Himmat becomes an espionage and determined person. It is an enthralling web series with lots of twists and turns. You will be captivated till the end.

The episode starts with the interrogation of Abbas Sheikh about Himmat Singh. Eventually, chapters from the past opened as Abbas tells the story of Himmat Singh to auditors. Some shocking truths were revealed meanwhile the interrogation. You will definitely like this season of Special Ops.

  • OTT Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
  • No. of episodes: 4
  • IMDB Rating: 8.5
  • Cast: K K Menon, Aftab Shivdasani, Gautami Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Parmeet Sethi, Nikhat Khan, etc.
  • Directed By: Neeraj Pandey, Shivam Nair

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5 – Criminal Justice:

* Criminal Justice Season 1:

Criminal Justice - Official Trailer | Hotstar Specials

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 becomes Aditya’s 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:

Hotstar Specials I Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors I Pankaj Tripathi I Kirti Kulhari

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 to 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 | Jennifer Winget | Official Trailer | Rajat Kapoor | Tanuj Virwani | ALTBalaji

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 are 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:

Hotstar Specials November Story Official Hindi Trailer | Tamannaah, Pasupathy, GM Kumar | 20th May

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 in a murder case.

Nonetheless, he didn’t remember anything as he has Alzheimer’s. 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 - Official Trailer 2018 (Hindi) | R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh | Amazon Prime Video

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 - Into The Shadows | Official Trailer | Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen | July 10

Breathe Season 2 is a crime thriller web series of 2020. Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of a psychiatrist, Avinash Sabharwal, and Nithya Menon is 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: Official Trailer | Arunoday Singh | Shiv Panditt | Streaming Now On ZEE5

The Chargesheet is a crime drama thriller web series. Shiv Pandit plays 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’s 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

Hotstar Specials Presents Aarya | Official Trailer | Ram Madhvani | Sushmita Sen

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, 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 Marya 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 | Theatrical Trailer | Streaming on 20th Aug | Voot Select

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’s 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 Chatterjee, Arjun Mathur, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar
  • Directed by: Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt.

12 – Bhaukaal: Crime Thriller Web Series:

Bhaukaal | Official Trailer | Rated 18+ | Crime Drama | Mohit Raina | MX Original 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 watching 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 save a serial killer. Jaitley’s son is the ex of Niharika. Illegal comprises relationships, love life, and a drama which makes it catchy.

Niharika is stuck between right and wrong deeds. The Indian Web series depicts the life of lawyers, their mental health, and 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 - Official Trailer | Sanjay Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Raima Sen | Amazon Original

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. Afterward, 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 | SonyLIV Originals | Streaming Now

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 trouble him. The criminal world didn’t allow justice for be 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 2 | Full Season | Official Trailer | A ZEE5 Original | Streaming Now on ZEE5

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 chase 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 | Official Trailer | 4th Sept | SonyLIV Originals | Web Series

JL50 is a sci-fi thriller web series inspired by a real story. JL50 is another riveting series on the Indian web series list. A Plane was 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 something is hidden behind. Another CBI officer joins Shantanu to solve the case. JL50 is a science fiction thriller series including past incidents, mysteries, 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 afterward 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

Paatal Lok पाताल लोक  - Official Trailer | Amazon Original | 15th May 2020

Pataal Lok is a crime thriller Indian web series. It depicts politics, corruption, violence, and crimes. this web series has a lot of bad words. Hathiram Choudary is a police inspector and he believes there are three looks; 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 the leads of four people, three boys, and a girl. Afterward, 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 | Official Trailer | A ZEE5 Original | Arbaaz Khan | Streaming Now On ZEE5

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 2 | Official Trailer | A ZEE5 Original Web Series | Streaming Now on ZEE5

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 on 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.

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