The year 2020 got us a bit closer to the world of interesting movies and shows. While we spent most of our time indoors, there were many shows that gave us much-needed escapism from the chaos of the ongoing pandemic. And ZEE5’s exclusive shows and movies were no less than a treat for the audience, giving them moments to cherish upon. With new and refreshing content, the platform has evolved as a virtual theatre for the fans obsessed with quality-oriented shows.
From romance, thrillers to social dramas, ZEE5 has an array of shows that garnered love from the audience as well as the critics. It does not appear to be stopping as they continue to release quality shows on the platforms. And what’s better than to pick up the best ones based on their IMDb scores which stands as applause from the audience.
So, here’s taking a look at the 15 best ZEE5 shows ranked based on the IMDb ratings.
After an impressive mark with its first instalment, ZEE5’s Kaali was revamped for a second season. Actor Paoli Dam revived her character of Kaali in the boldest avatar which became the major highlight of the show. Risking her own life, Kaali enters the sinister world of crime and finds herself on the verge of losing it all. Progressing with time oscillations including flashbacks, Kaali’s heroic charisma, and the show’s portrayal of Kolkata’s underbelly made for a gripping watch.
Crashh was one of the finest and heartwarming releases of 2021. While the web was populated with violent crime sagas, Crashh offered a blissful watch for the viewers. The episodic saga revolves around the story of four siblings who get separated by fate. However, their destiny brings them together although with a series of unfortunate incidents. Fans are now eagerly waiting for the second season of the show.
Love Scandal And Doctors (8.6/10)
Being first of its kind, ZEE5’s Love Scandal And Doctors revolved around the story of five medical interns who get entangled in the world of crime. The medical thriller unfolds as a whodunnit with unexpected twists and turns, leaving the viewers with a surprise ending. Though being a thriller, LSD’s take on socially relevant issues was also appreciated by the masses.
Jamai 2.0 (8.5/10)
The trio of Ravi Dubey, Nia Sharma, and Achint Kaur reunited for an intriguing revenge saga Jamai 2.0. The show primarily revolves around Sid’s determination to seek revenge against DD. With ample twists and an engaging storyline, the show keeps the audience hooked till the very last frame. The show essays different aspects of the character’s lives making it more entertaining and worth-remembering.
The nuanced storytelling of Churails is what sets it apart from the contemporary thriller shows. The series essays the story of four women Sara (Sarwat Gilani Mirza), Jugnu (Yasra Rizvi), Batool (Nimra Bucha), and Zubaida (Mehar Bano), and their different lifestyles. However, all of them are the victims of dominating patriarchy. To tackle the inequality, the women form a secret justice league to battle against the stereotypes. An interesting concept which is executed perfectly on the screens.
If there’s one show to name which beautifully captures an individual’s emotions amidst a relevant cross-border story, it is Kaafir. Featuring Mohit Raina and Dia Mirza in the lead, the show revolves around the story of Kainaz, an innocent Pakistani woman who gets labelled as a militant in India. The show perfectly portrays the socio-political conflicts with a heartwarming tale.
Qubool Hai 2.0 (8.3/10)
The dreamy affair in Qubool Hai 2.0 is capable to get you in the mood for love. The spin-off version of popular TV show essays an engaging story of the romance between Asad and Zoya. It is laden with blooming romance and some interesting mysteries. With well-written characters and poetic dialogues, Qubool Hai 2.o is a treat for the audience obsessed with romance stories.
Bicchoo Ka Khel (8.2/10)
Bicchoo Ka Khel revolves around a boy who gets involved in the crime world of Benaras. The show is seasoned with interesting characters and a lot of humour that will keep you entertained throughout its episodic course. Actor Divyendu Sharma delivers a top-notch performance in the show.
Jeet Ki Zid (8.2/10)
Based on a true story, Jeet Ki Zid stands as a perfect epitome for a character study drama. The show revolves around Major Deep Singh whose life changes after a severe injury during the Kargil War. Getting wheelchair ridden for the rest of his life, Deep loses the motive to live his life. However, his life changes completely when he embarks on a new goal. Jeet Ki Zid is an inspiring tale of a rise and fall.
The Married Woman (8.1/10)
Inspired by Manju Kapur’s widely appreciated novel, The Married Woman essays the story of a woman’s journey as she discovers her self-worth. It is the story of Astha who lives a mundane life with her self-centred husband. Her life changes for good when she meets an artist Peeplika who makes her realize her self-worth.
Never Kiss Your Best Friend (8/10)
Never Kiss Your Best Friend is another lovey-dovey pick for the viewers who adore the genre of romance. Though it is based on the typical storyline of a boy meeting a girl and both falling in love, the show has touched upon many relatable notions of a love story which makes it an entertaining watch.
State Of Seige 26/11 (8/10)
State Of Seige 26/11 is high on action sequences and some relevant commentary. The show is inspired by the Mumbai attacks of 26/11. It is a great cinematic adaptation of a real tragic event. With an ensemble cast, the show makes for a gripping and engaging watch.
Nothing is more realistic and intriguing as ZEE5’s Naxalbari. Inspired by the long-ranging Naxal movement of India, the makers crafted an engaging fictional story that is filled with many lifelike plotlines. Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Aamir Ali in the lead, the show Naxalbari garnered rave reviews from the masses as well as the audience.
The second season of Abhay introduced another dark underbelly of society. While the spooky and abnormal criminals give you the chills, Kunal Kemmu’s character of Abhay Pratap Singh becomes the soul of the show. Abhay is a real treat for the audience obsessed with nail-biting crime affairs and last-minute thrillers.
Ever since Paurashpur was announced, it was hailed widely due to its unique concept. The fantasy world portrayed in the show entertained the audience giving an interesting message. Set in the 16th century, the show essays a revolution by women over the male-dominated kingdom of Paurashpur ruled by King Bhadra Pratap Singh. Annu Kapoor, Shilpa Shinde, and Milind Soman deliver some extraordinary performances.
Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more interesting content and stories.