Indulging in thrilling content has never been more alluring, particularly with the highly anticipated upcoming releases of ‘Asur 2’ and ‘School Of Lies’. Hence, before getting ready to watch these two thrillers, why not embark on an exploration of equally mesmerizing suspense shows? We have curated a list of the top seven gripping thriller web series and audio series that are guaranteed to keep you craving for more.
From nail-biting plot twists to intricate cat-and-mouse games, these series will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and leave you breathless. Get ready for an enthralling binge session and let the suspense unravel before your eyes.
‘Dahaad’ (2023) on Amazon Prime Video is roaring high with its intense and gripping storyline. This eight-episodic thriller series, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah, follows sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati as she unravels a string of mysterious deaths in public restrooms in Mandawa, Rajasthan. What initially appears to be suicides soon leads to a trail of homicides, hinting at the presence of a cunning serial killer. As the investigation progresses, the plot thickens, raising questions about the truth behind these incidents and the identity of the mastermind behind it all. The cat-and-mouse game that ensues is nothing short of enthralling, leaving you hooked to the edge of your seat.
My Husband’s Secret
In an engaging tale of love, secret and suspense, Manisha finds herself at a crossroads in life as she marries Anirudh, a disabled scion of a wealthy family, in what appears to be a compromise. However, as the story unfolds, doubts arise about Anirudh’s true nature – is he truly a helpless man or a dangerous killer? Moreover, lurking in the shadows is his identical twin brother, adding an intriguing twist to the narrative. A dead-body in the swimming pool, a mysterious nightly routine, Manisha’s world gets more and more complicated with every episode. Will Manisha succeed in finding her husband’s secret? Or will the secret engulf her too in the vortex? ‘My Husband’s Secret’ (2023) answers that. To find out tune into Pocket FM.
Breathe: Into the Shadows
‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’ (2020) on Amazon Prime Video is a captivating thriller web series that demands your attention. With stellar performances by Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh and Nithya Menen, this show keeps you on the edge of your seat. Dr. Avinash Sabharwal, played by Bachchan, experiences every parent’s worst nightmare when his daughter is kidnapped by a masked man. The kidnapper’s chilling demand forces Avinash into a dangerous game: he must take a life to save his own flesh and blood. The series masterfully weaves together suspense, emotion, and moral dilemmas, leaving you questioning the lengths a father will go to protect his child. With a dark and gritty tone, ‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’ delves deep into the depths of human nature and the choices we make in extreme circumstances.
The Fame Game
If you’re looking for a thrilling ride that explores the dark side of fame and the Bollywood industry, ‘The Fame Game’ (2022) on Netflix is a must-watch. Starring the talented Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Suhasini Mulay, Lakshvir Saran and Muskkaan Jaferi, this series delves into the complex personal life of a Bollywood actress named Anamika Anand. Anamika’s life is far from perfect, as she endures physical and verbal abuse from her husband Nikhil More, while her daughter Amara highlights the nepotism in the industry and her son Avi grapples with his own sexuality. The only solace in her life is Manish Khanna, her frequent co-star and past lover. When Anamika suddenly goes missing, her personal life is thrust into the spotlight and the hunt for her and the person behind her disappearance uncovers a web of dark secrets. This captivating series shines a light on the hidden world of the glamorous Bollywood industry, where fame and fortune come at a high price.
In the heart wrenching audio series ‘SID’ (2021) on Pocket FM, Virat Agnihotri, a true patriot, finds himself trapped in a conflicting role as a secret agent for the Secret Intelligence Department (S.I.D). Despite his unwavering love for India, Virat’s missions require him to go against his own country. As the gripping narrative unfolds, listeners will be captivated by the moral dilemmas, sacrifices, and emotional struggles Virat faces. Will his unwavering patriotism lead him to leave his secret agent life behind, or can he find a way to serve India while navigating the murky world of espionage? Tune in to ‘SID’ on Pocket FM to delve into this thrilling story of loyalty, sacrifice and the pursuit of one’s ideals.
Prepare to be enthralled by the riveting web series ‘Matsya Kaand’ (2021) on MX Player. This must-watch thriller takes you on a wild ride with Matsya Thada, a genius conman who is about to meet his match. Played brilliantly by Ravii Dubey, Matsya is a master of disguise, a charmer and a smooth talker. After a tragic incident involving his family, he finds himself locked up in prison. But his encounter with Anand Pandit (Piyush Mishra), a mentor who imparts wisdom through Mahabharata teachings, changes his life forever. As Matsya embarks on a series of intricate scams, he captures the attention of the ruthless ACP Tejraj Singh (Ravi Kishan), determined to bring him down. What follows is a gripping cat-and-mouse game, punctuated by thrilling cons and unexpected twists. With a stellar ensemble cast including Madhur Mittal, Zoya Afroz and Raj Sharma, ‘Matsya Kaand’ weaves an intricate web of suspense, deceit and unexpected alliances. Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping journey into the world of cons, where nothing is what it seems.
The Great Indian Murder
Unravel a web of suspense and intrigue with ‘The Great Indian Murder’ (2022) on Disney+ Hotstar, a must-watch thriller web series that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Led by the incredible performances of Richa Chadha and Pratik Gandhi, this show brings the acclaimed novel, Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup to life. When Vicky Rai, a notorious industrialist and the son of a powerful minister, is murdered at a party, it sets off a captivating season-long investigation. As a DCP and a CBI officer join forces to uncover the truth behind the death of the minister’s son, the suspects are revealed among the invited and uninvited guests. Directed by the talented Tigmanshu Dhulia, this series boasts a stellar cast including Ashutosh Rana, Raghuvir Yadav, Sharib Hashmi, Paoli Dam and Shashank Arora. Each episode will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat as you delve deeper into the lives of the characters and their secrets.
Get set for back-to-back suspense and thrills, as on June 1, the chilling saga continues in the highly anticipated second season of crime thriller ‘Asur’ (2020) streaming on Jio Cinema Then, on June 2, brace yourself for the thrilling web series ‘School Of Lies’ on Disney+ Hotstar where a missing boy unravels dark secrets within a boarding school.