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Patal Lok Creates Waves Here Are Top 5 Crime-Thrillers From India

A lot of movies and original shows are available in the OTT networks. Different genres are there for you to explore but what people are liking the most is the crime-thrillers. So let's take a look at the top 5 Indian Crime-thrillers.

Patal Lok

Patal Lok is here to top the list. This new series dropped of the teaser on earlier this year and released the trailer on 5th of May. And the actual series released on the 15th of May. Produced by Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's banner Clean Slate Films and written by Sudip Sharma is a crime-thriller. This series consists of the idea of tri-lok i.e. the Swarga Lok, Prithwi Lok and Patal Lok. Viewers are already overwhelmed by the series. It is available on Amazon Prime in case you want to binge.

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Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime is here to claim its second place in the list. Based on true events Delhi crime depicts the 2012 epic Delhi Gang Rape better known as the Nirbhaya case. This Netflix crime-thriller directed by Richie Mehta was premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. This one released on Netflix on 22nd of March 2019. This show only has one season as of now with a total of 7 episodes. It revolves around DCP Vartika Chaturvedi and how she and her crew find the culprits.

Sacred Games

Sacred Games is a milestone achieved by India as it is the first Netflix original series in India. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap it is based on the 2006 novel written by Vikram Chandra. Sacred Games also won the Emmy Nomination on the year of its release. Director Anurag Kashyap also produced it under the Phantom banner. This star-studded crime-thriller gained major popularity and became favourite to the viewers. Watch it on Netflix if you haven't already.

Criminal justice

Based on the story criminal Justice by Peter Moffat is adapted for Indian series by Shridhar Raghavan. This Hotstar special Indian crime-thriller released on 5th April 2019. Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia directed this jointly. Renowned Bollywood actors Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey and Jackie Shroff starred in the series. This popular Indian TV series came up with its second season earlier this year.


Last but not the least Mirzapur is Amazon Prime original Indian Crime-thriller. It was originally shot in Mirzapur. Along with Mirzapur, some shots were also taken in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur. Directed by Karan Anshuman and Gurmeet Singh this story revolves around the lawlessness, drug dealings and murders. This Mafia story reveals the truths of Purvanchal district region of UP. the series will be followed by its second season which is due to release in 2020.

These are the top 5 crime-thrillers from India which will blow your mind and hook you to the story of it. Utilize your free-time by binge-watching these.