Crime thrillers are ruling charts and winning hearts lately amongst fans. From cinema to OTT, fans keep their eyes set on every platform to enjoy the treat from the makers that are crime based thrillers. From international to national, every crime based thriller movie or series earn fans and love as soon as it hit their screens. 2020 was a year that made us all binge-watch all day and night. Somewhere in the mid of this pandemic chaos, we started living virtually more than physically. Time spent on screens online increased and yet, OTT platforms became our homes. We are on the same page with the new releases to match the trend or because of peer pressure, anyway, we watch it and calm the anxiety within us.
Not just because of the lockdown, but we tend to incline more towards OTT platforms because they have a lot more in their pockets to share with us. To binge-watch, to party, or to chill, OTT has the best options for every occasion. Talkin about crime thrillers, no netizen s unaware of these series. Some may have watched each, some may not but everyone knows what it is about and what is it based on. Bollywood stars are seen jumping into OTT because of its success. Questioned for their acting skills somewhere, these stars are seen ruling their characters on these platforms. If you are looking forward to binge-watch the best crime thrillers,
Here is a compiled list of crime thrillers winning hearts so far,
- Mirzapur- Amazon prime
Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, and Ali Fazal as leads, Mirzapur has its 2 seasons streaming on amazon prime from 2018. A story that revolves in Mirzapur and places around like Jaunpur, Ghazipur, etc of Uttar Pradesh. The ending of season 1 left fans waiting for season 2, similarly, the last part of season 2 gave anxieties about the next season to its fans. With the removal of many characters and additions of new ones, the second season ruled viewers’ hearts and kept the internet flooded for a week during its release. If you are a crime thriller fan and haven’t watched this masterpiece yet, it’s time for you to experience “Mirzapur ka Bhaukal”.
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- Sacred Games- Netflix
Sacred Games famous for the character Gaitonde, was played by none other than Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Streaming 2 seasons and fans eagerly waiting for the 3rd season to stream, Sacred games with its star cast Saif Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Radhika Apte, and many more mind-blowing artists, rules te chart fro crime thriller from day one. It kept trending on the internet for more than a week during release. Season 2 was not as hit a season, but fans couldn’t resist watching it. If you want to experience a thriller based on a book that gives you chills, play sacred games and find out how and why “sab marjaege, sirf trivedi bachega”
- Asur- Voot select
Voot seems to be strong competition for Netflix and Amazon prime as the masterpiece “Asur” rules the list of crime thrillers till date. Starring Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, and other artists, this story revolves around a family and investigation that keep you giving thrills about crimes and criminals along with the mindset that prevails, with every twist and turn in it. It is a bold and reckless series that smashes on how destructive religion can be. Asur is basically a type of cat-and-mouse thriller where a team of CBI forensic experts tries to hunt down a gifted serial killer with an affection for religious fanaticism. If you are not aware of who the real Asur is, binge watch and find it out yourself!
- Scam 1992- Sony liv
A recent release, Scam 1992 starring Pratik Gandhi and based on the true story of Harshad Mehta, broke all the records of the series released. It ruled the charts for weeks and turned into a trend immediately. With brilliant performances by its actors, director Hansal Mehta definitely deserves an award for such a masterpiece. An emotional roller coaster rides for its viewers-fans and treats for share market admirers, Scam 1992 did justice to everything it was subjected to. If you haven’t watched the life story of Harshad Mehta, the bull of the share market, must-watch Sccam 1992 and live the thrills.
- Hostages- Disney+Hotstar
Disney+Hotstar is nowhere behind in the race. With the best chunks of movies, looks like it is home for many good crime thrillers too. Hostages, being the number one starred by Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, and many brilliantly talented other actors, made it to one of the best crime thrillers. With all the chills and thrills in every episode, Hostages both the season can keep you stuck with the screen till the end. If you haven’t been hostage to your screen while watching this, it’s time to stick to your screen and binge-watch the thriller.
The list doesn’t end here. Series like Delhi crime, Abhay, Special ops, Aarya, The family man, etc are some of the best crime thrillers that you can binge-watch. With super-smart actors and smartly played pot twists, these series make sure that you don’t move away from your screen before watching it till the end.