A film or a show’s success majorly depends on whether or not the audience gets connected to it. While some stories stick to basic principles, the others evoke great feelings inside you with their extraordinary form of storytelling. And thriller is one such genre that has provided the audience with a much-needed dose of entertainment and also with an extraordinary outlook. Considering this, ZEE5 has an exclusive range of nail-biting thrillers that will leave you with tons of surprises till the very last minute.
These stories will not drive you into a fancy world instead will make you experience some ‘untouched’ subjects. While the unbiased portrayal will make you aware of the hidden realities, the riveting style of storytelling will keep you glued to your screens. And these epic dramas are a perfect means of entertainment for those obsessed with suspense-driven dramas.
So, here’s taking a look at some ZEE5 originals that had us guessing the ‘secret’ till the last moment.
Released in 2020, the Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Naxalbari almost dominated the world of OTT for nearly 2-3 weeks. Taking the long-ranging Naxal movement at the heart of Naxalbari’s plot, the makers weaved a great and intriguing storyline. While the battles between force and revolutionaries were crafted with epic action sequences, the show also had its focus on different political agendas.
The episodic saga did have many twists and turns but the biggest game-changer was the last-minute revelation, especially the shift in Amir Ali’s character of Keswani. The viewers were treated with an unexpected ending that raised the curiosity for the second season of the show.
A heinous crime was committed and the culprit has been caught. However, the biggest twist here is that the culprit loses control over his self-identity which leads to chaos in the ongoing court trial. Nail Polish is one of the very rare and experimental psychological thrillers ever made in Indian Cinema. The film is packed with some top-notch performances by Arjun Rampal and Manav Kaul.
While the storyline is packed with many twists and turns, the character of Veer Singh gives chills to the viewers. And the twist, in the end, comes with the conclusion of the court trial which is followed by an absurd closing shot of Veer. An open-ending was the best way to conclude this riveting drama.
Lahore Confidential gave the viewers an interesting insight into the world of spies and intelligence agencies. The film revolved around Ananya, a RAW agent who’s sent on a secret mission to Pakistan. However, problems arise when she falls in love with a Pakistani man Rauf. The series of events further lead to many unexpected twists and revelations which changes the equation of the story. And the last-minute drama here leaves you with many surprises and revelations that you never saw coming.
Forbidden Love compiles four interesting segments and Anamika was the most-intriguing one. Directed by Priyadarshan, the story revolves around a married woman Anamike who falls in love with a young man. Though her decision of living a new life seemed real, her happiness only lived until an unexpected story came to the surface. Priyadarshan does not provide us with an accurate closure but that last-minute twist highlighted the theme of ‘Forbidden Love’.
Yudhveer is a flawed young man who lives to the stature of his ‘royal’ clan. And his flawed persona takes an evil turn when he gets addicted to the sense of ‘power’. His political aspirations earn him fame and power but also get him under the radar of many enemies. The story of Dark 7 White begins with Yudhveer’s killing and ends with an unexpected conclusion.
While we try to figure out the killer throughout this episodic saga, the last-minute twist in this whodunnit leaves us with an unexpected surprise or should we say, shock?
The cinematic version of Devdas was highly focused on Devika’s love life and the way she deals with societal stereotypes. However, the show takes a twisted turn during the climax as Devika and her gang get close to finding the real culprit behind the murder. And the last minute-twist in the drama not only leaves us with a surprise but also with a fresh start for these characters. Devika too emerges as Dev DD 2.0, more matured.
The show begins with a group of medical interns trying to cover up their heinous act of killing. Further in the story, they try their best to whitewash all the evidence and escape from the law. While we believe that these five students are the real culprits, the character of Dr Rana leaves us with a shocker. New revelations and past stories resurface the plot in the last-minute drama, making the viewers wanting for more. Fans are eagerly waiting for the second season to get answers to all their burning questions.
The second season of Poison was made on the lines of “expect the unexpected”. A bunch of twisted characters get along in this epic tale of revenge, romance, and drama. Aditya’s character holds on to the unexpected revelation in the story. And in this action-packed thriller, the last-minute drama comes as the biggest surprise for the viewers and changes the whole narrative of this saga.
A young couple madly in love, get married. And conflicts arise when their marriage goes out of flavour. The story which begins as a sugary tale of romance soon morphs into a murder mystery. The couple tries to escape from the law while also trying to trap each other by plotting different plans. The drama takes an unexpected turn when new revelations surface the plot during the climax. Expiry Date is definitely one fine thriller show you should not miss out on.
This is a sci-fi fantasy thriller that highlights the theme of time travel. The story revolves around a married couple who discovers a series of mysterious happenings in their new house. Soon they find themselves transported to the future only to realize that they are going to be murdered. And thus begins the real drama. The show has high-pitched moments and the climax is something that leaves you intrigued.
Six college friends on a get-together, recalling past memories, etc might sound fun. But in ZEE5’s Mafia, it takes an unexpected turn when these friends confront their haunting past through a game. New secrets soon resurface and create problems amongst them. Nearing the end, the climax treats you with an unexpected surprise which makes Mafia an interesting watch, altogether.
ZEE5’s upcoming original movie Silence will also revolve around a murder investigation and promises to be a last-minute drama. The film is an investigation thriller filled with many surprises for the viewers. Silence will feature Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, and Arjun Mathur in the lead roles. The film is all set to premiere on March 26, 2021.
So that was the list of some exciting dramas which kept us rooted till the last frame. Check them out if you haven’t already!
Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more interesting content and stories.