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Top 10 Zee5 original thrillers which will keep you glued to your screens


September 16, 2021

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Here is your list of top watched thriller web-series for your weekend watch. Hosting one of the most relatable and diverse content, Zee5 is one of India’s go-to OTT platforms. Fairly popular for its original thrillers, this over-the-top platform never fails to surprise its viewers with the best content.

Hosting one of the most relatable and diverse content, Zee5 is one of India’s go-to OTT platforms. Fairly popular for its original thrillers, this over-the-top platform never fails to surprise its viewers with the best content. Here are the 10 most gripping Zee5 original thrillers:

This mystery thriller, directed by Birsa Dasgupta, follows the plot of six friends who reunite in the forests of Madhupur, several years after college. Where once they had been really close during their college days, they all separated with a dark secret. This reunion will take you on a roller-coaster adventure within just eight episodes. If you’re up for some nail-biting action, hold on to the characters for some dangerous cat and mouse affair while playing the classic game of Mafia.


Set against the rustic background of the 90s Gorakhpur, Rangbaaz reflects the hues of crime, blood, lust, and dirty politics. This binge-worthy series, which once received the award of “Most viewed original series on Zee5”, encircles the plot of a young boy in grave circumstances. It beautifully follows the journey of misguided manipulative youth and how an individual is not born a criminal. This tale of unethical politics which robs the boy of his youth goes on further for him becoming one of the most wanted criminals in Uttar Pradesh. Following Rangbaaz’s huge success, Zee5 also streamed its second season which again received extreme viewership.

Read out the Duranga review on NDTV.

State of Siege: 26/11

State of Siege: 26/11, is based on the terror attacks of Mumbai in 2008. It tells the hitherto unreported experiences of individuals who battled and died during that tense time. It immerses us in the events through the eyes of the brave NSG Commandos who battled heroically to preserve our country and its citizens and grabs your attention right from the opening scene. Created by Abhimanyu Singh and directed by Matthew Leutwyler, we get to look at two sides of the 26/11 terror attacks, through the lens of pop culture. This thriller is sure to keep you riveted throughout with its tightly choreographed action.


Produced by Parambrata Chattopadhyay, this story will take you on a cliffhanger ride. Kaali depicts the life and hardships of the main protagonist played by Paoli Dam, a single mother who works as a masseuse. As a final resort, she turns to some extremely hazardous crimes and races against time and terrible adversaries in order to get the enormous quantity of money required for an emergency surgery that would save her son’s life. This thriller is jam-packed with high-octane action and drama.

Karkat Rogue

Graced by the director Utsav Mukherjee, this series is based on Indranil Sanyal’s novel Karkat Kranti. The web series’ plot focuses on the underbelly of anti-cancer drug trials on ordinary people, as well as the accompanying corporate avarice, which may go to any extent to protect its image. This eight-episode medical thriller is sure to hook you right from its first scene with an unmatched production.


The Zee5 original series “Abhay,” starring Kunal Kemmu as an officer from the Special Task Force who investigates impossible-to-solve crime cases, is a thriller featuring over-the-top depictions. It is based on actual events that occurred in early 2006 in North India, including mass killings and cannibalism in Noida. This gut-wrenching series comes with horrific crimes and twisted murders without the filter of subtlety. After losing his wife, the Special Task Force officer Abhay Pratap Singh (Kunal Kemmu) cuts short his official leave to work with his new team on a spate of crimes, one more brutal than the other. Will he be able to nab them before they strike again? Watch to know.


Zee5’s Naxalbari makes for a compelling watch with the storyline of a Special Task Force (STF) agent Raghav (played by Rajeev Khandelwal), who’s on a mission to put an end to the revival of a Naxal uprising in his village called Gadchiroli, set in Maharashtra. This nine-episode web series is an edge-of-seat action drama in which the actors Aamir Ali and Rajeev Khandelwal shine throughout. Partho Mitra’s skillful direction is seen effectively backed by a solid screenplay and dialogues, in this highly charged drama.

Bicchoo ka Khel

‘Bicchoo Ka Khel,’ set in Banaras, revolves around two people: Babu (Mukul Chadda) and his son Akhil Shrivastav. The duo works in Mukesh Chaubey’s (Rajesh Sharma) ‘Chaubey Mishthan Bhandar’ during the day, but at night they convert into small-time robbers. Babu is discovered dead in prison as a result of a chain of events. Akhil believes his father’s murder was framed, so he sets out to learn the truth. Based on Amit Khan’s novel of the same name, Bicchoo ka Khel is a binge-worthy crime thriller with a retro feel to it.


Starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina, Kafir documents the true story of a woman’s journey towards justice. Kainaaz (Dia Mirza) flees Pakistan and jumps into a river with the intention of drowning, only to cross the border into India and be apprehended by the Indian army, who suspect her of being a terrorist. In the middle of numerous twists and turns in the tale, her daughter Seher (Dishita Jain) is born in captivity, and Vedant Rathod (Mohit Raina) assists her in fighting her case. This portrayal comes out as a necessary instrument of change which thus makes it a must-watch.

Code M

Monica Mehra (Jennifer Winget), an army lawyer, is called in to examine an open-and-shut encounter case involving the deaths of an army officer and two suspected terrorists. As the facts become apparent, she learns that the situation is far more complicated than it looks. The ferocious acting by Jennifer Winget makes this thriller a must-watch.

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