MumBhai: 5 Intriguing Crime Thrillers Based On The Underbelly Of Mumbai

Exciting crime thrillers based in Mumbai. Watch Mum Bhai and other nail-biting tales of crime only on ZEE5

ZEE5 Web Desk

November 5, 2020

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For the longest time Mumbai has been called the Mayanagri, or ‘the city of dreams’. ‘The city of seven islands’ has also been unpopular for having a lot of crimes recorded, some of which have been translated into the celluloid. Each story that comes from the underbelly of Mumbai has been equally enthralling. From organized crimes to terrorism, the city has seen it all. Storytellers and filmmakers have taken solace in retelling these stories with a hint of their interpretation.

Here are five crime thriller shows and movies set in Mumbai that you can catch exclusively on ZEE5

1) Mum Bhai
Mum Bhai, set in the 1990s’ Mumbai, is a thrilling saga of the underworld scenario in the city of dreams. The plot revolves around a face-off between the underworld and Mumbai police. The series stars Angad Bedi, Sandeepa Dhar, Sikandar Kher, and Sunny Hinduja and premieres 6th November 2020.
Watch the Trailer for Mum Bhai right here.

2) Company
This classic RGV directorial stars Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Seema Biswas, Manisha Koirala, Mohanlal and Antara Mali. The movie follows the story of Chandu who enters the world of crime with a feared don Mallik. Eventually, trouble knocks their door as the gangs expand and Chandu, and Mallik find themselves at war with each other.

This 2014 crime thriller is not for the frail-hearted, yet it cannot and should not be missed at all! This Anurag Kashyap movie stars Ronit Roy, Vineet Kumar, Rahul Bhat, and Tejaswini Kolhapure. A father accused of kidnapping his daughter by the husband of his ex-wife is a tale untold before.

4) State of Siege
Telling the haunting story of the 26/11 attacks, State of Siege tells us about the difficulties faced by NSG commandos during the rescue operation. This Matthew Leutwyler is a must-watch.

5)Monsoon Shootout
The Amit Kumar directorial starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Verma and many more in prominent roles, is a truly gut-wrenching cinema that follows a rookie cop through the heavy rains in Mumbai. Monsoon Shootout is worth every minute spent watching it.

Watch this selection of crime thrillers only on ZEE5!

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