12 Gripping Indian Web Series You Cannot Afford to Miss

'From Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story' to the newly-dropped season of 'The Family Man', these edge-of-your-seat drama-thriller series are certainly worth a watch. 

Featuring applause-worthy script writing, direction, and cinematography, Indian web series have managed to grab the attention of the audience, in ways even movies couldn't. These hidden gems—with a lead cast of incredibly talented actors—are currently dominating the OTT space, often highlighting the dark underbelly of the political and crime world. From 'Mirzapur' to 'Maharani', these stirring web series have kept the nation entertained, excited, and on the edge-of-their-seats through the country-wide lockdown. And, if you've not watched any of these riveting shows, you have no idea what you're missing!

The Family Man (Stream on Amazon Prime Video)

A middle-class man who also serves as a world-class spy, Srikant attempts to strike a balance between his familial responsibilities and the demands of a highly secretive special cell that he is working for. The second season of the show focuses on the Tamil Eezham struggle in Sri Lanka, led by the late LTTE leader Captain Prabhakaran.

Special OPS (Stream on Disney Hotstar)

Himmat Singh leads a task force searching for the mastermind behind several terrorist attacks.

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (Stream on SonyLIV)

The series follows the life of 'Big Bull' Harshad Mehta, who took the stock market to dizzying heights, and later faced a catastrophic downfall.

Sacred Games (Stream on Netflix)

When police officer Sartaj Singh receives an anonymous tip about the location of criminal overlord Ganesh Gaitonde, he embarks on a chase around Mumbai in what becomes a dangerous cat-and-mouse game. Amidst the chaos, trappings of a corrupt underworld are revealed. After being removed from the Gaitonde case, Singh begins his own investigation as he works to save Mumbai from impending doom.

Mirzapur (Stream on Amazon Prime Video)

Akhandanand Tripathi made millions exporting carpets and became the mafia boss of Mirzapur. His son Munna, an unworthy, power-hungry heir, stops at nothing to continue his father's legacy.

Paatal Lok (Stream on Amazon Prime Video)

A cynical inspector is tasked with investigating a high-profile case which leads him into a dark realm of the underworld.

Maharani (Stream on SonyLIV)

Maharani is a political-drama web series starring Huma Qureshi in the lead role, inspired by what happened in Bihar in the 1990s when Lalu Prasad Yadav made his homemaker wife Rabri Devi his successor.

Hostages (Stream on Disney Hotstar)

A doctor is faced with a tough predicament when her family members are held hostage and the only way to save them is by participating in the assassination of a key political figure.

Criminal Justice (Stream on Disney Hotstar)

A one-night stand turns into a nightmare when Aditya wakes up covered in blood. All evidence is against him, but he doesn't remember a thing. Is he guilty? The storyline follows the lives of individuals on a gut wrenching journey through the criminal justice system.

Delhi Crime (Stream on Netflix)

Based on a Delhi gang rape case, this crime drama follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who perpetrated the crime.

Aarya (Stream on Disney Hotstar)

Aarya is based on the Dutch drama series 'Penoza', that follows the life of an independent woman who seeks to protect her family, and joins a mafia gang in order to get revenge for her husband's murder.

Breathe (Stream on Disney Hotstar)

As unconventional Crime Branch officer Kabir puts together the pieces of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors, it leads him to an unlikely suspect—affable Danny, who seeks an organ transplant for his dying son, Josh. Kabir becomes determined to do whatever it takes to crack the case and deliver justice for the victims' loved ones.