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5 Must-Watch Crime Thrillers on OTT: In contrast to conventional dramas, crime thrillers provide an opportunity to navigate the shadowy realms while enthralling the audience with intricate characters straddling the delicate balance between right and wrong. There is an undeniable allure to a well-executed crime thriller, with its depictions of gangs, serial killers, and gripping criminal investigations. The streaming landscape boasts an array of top-notch shows in this genre. From the intense drama of Mirzapur, Sacred Games to the Emmy-winning Delhi Crime, explore the highly anticipated Indian crime thrillers on platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and other platforms

Sacred Games (Netflix)

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, the series boasts stellar performances from Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, and others. It unfolds as a compelling crime saga, centering around two disparate men—a struggling cop and a local gangster. The narrative weaves a gripping cat-and-mouse chase with the city of Mumbai at the heart of the conflict. The series delves into various themes, including crime, corruption, politics, and the socio-cultural landscape of Mumbai. ALSO READ: Panchayat 3, Rana Naidu 2, Paatal Lok 2, And More OTT Sequels Spark Curiosity About Release Date

Mirzapur (Amazon Prime Video)

Directed by Puneet Krishna and Karan Anshuman, the series features a stellar ensemble cast, including Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal, and others. The narrative revolves around the city of Mirzapur, where crime, power struggles, and political influence shape the lives of its inhabitants. The story follows the powerful local kingpin, his loyal henchmen, and various characters entangled in the web of crime and power.

Aarya (Disney+ Hotstar)

An official adaptation of the popular Dutch drama series 'Penoza,' the series created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi, marks the return of Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen to acting after a long hiatus. The storyline revolves around Aarya Sareen, played by Sushmita, who is forced to take charge of her family's pharmaceutical business after her husband is involved in illegal activities and is eventually killed. The series explores Aarya's journey as she navigates the dangerous world of drug trafficking, crime, and betrayal to protect her family.

Delhi Crime (Netflix)

Helmed by Richie Mehta, the series is based on the heinous 2012 Delhi gang rape case, also known as the Nirbhaya case. The show focuses on the aftermath of the brutal assault and the subsequent investigation carried out by the Delhi Police. It features a stellar cast, including Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal, and Adil Hussain, who deliver powerful performances. The series received widespread acclaim for its realistic approach, compelling storytelling, and the performances of its cast. Notably, 'Delhi Crime' made history by becoming the first Indian show to win an Emmy Award, securing the Best Drama Series category at the International Emmy Awards.

ASUR (JioCinema)

Created by Gaurav Shukla and directed by Oni Sen, the series blends crime investigation with Hindu mythology, creating a unique narrative. The series features Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti in lead roles, along with an ensemble cast that includes Ridhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka, Sharib Hashmi, Amey Wagh, and others. The story revolves around a former forensic expert, played by Arshad Warsi, who is drawn into solving a series of mysterious and heinous crimes that have connections to ancient Indian mythology.

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