A listicle of thriller shows on OTT platforms
You on Netflix
Based on a book by Caroline Kepnes, this two-season series is an extremely addictive physiological thriller. Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, is an intensely obsessed lover. One can’t help but fall in love with the protagonist initially. Just when you start patronizing Joe, the story progresses into a dark thriller that explores the extent one can go to protect and prove his love! Netflix has renewed the contract for season 3 so that’s something to really look forward to!
Breathe on Amazon Prime
I was skeptical about R Madhavan’s cast in a thriller – boy oh boy was I wrong! The story flows effortlessly entwined with an ethical dilemma and parental love. The suspense builds right from the start where one knows who the culprit is – yet the cat and mouse chase keeps you on the edge of your chair. Amit Sadh as Kabir Sawant also has a parallel story that touches a chord in your heart. Both men are driven by desperation which is well-portrayed across varied situations. This 8 episode series can easily be binged watched over any weekend.
Asur on Voot
This is one of the best series on Voot. The powerful storyline simply swallows you into a vortex of suspense and thrill. A psychopath who has a weird penchant for vicious murders and violence justifies his actions based on mythology. Dhananjay Rajpoot and his team work round the clock as the psychopath killer goes on a rampage of victims. What makes this series unique is, you almost identify the culprit but bam! you are proven wrong! The last episode sends a chill down your spine.
A.I.S.H.A My virtual Girlfriend on Arre
This series is undoubtedly one of the best digital Sci-Fi thriller Original series streaming on Arre. Spanning over three seasons, this tech-based show shows both the ugly and beautiful side of Artificial Intelligence. Introvert coder Sam strives towards creating a true artificial intelligence program A.I.S.H.A. He creates in hope to have some company and expel his loneliness but the situation turns grave when his work life clashes with a budding love. Meanwhile, the virtual assistant falls in love with the creator and starts taking matters into her own hands! The melee that follows spans over 3 seasons.
Aarya on Zee5
You must watch this show for the phenomenal performance by Sushmita Sen. This could easily be heralded as Sushmita’s best project to date – a project that has finally allowed her to explore her skills as well as merge her strong personality with her on-screen character. A rich family siphoning on drug dealings starts the show with a dark note. A distressed widow is caught in between her search for her husband’s killer, whose only witness is her youngest son; and to keep up the business deals. Sushmita has captured the nuances of the character so well – the fierce tigress who protects her cubs at the same time grieves over the wrong decisions which led to the loss of her husband’s life.
Criminal Justice on Hotstar
Spanning over two seasons, this series on Hotstar is inspired by its BBC counterpart. The series explores the red-tapism of the Indian judicial system and the hollowness of society in general. The inhumane treatment of the convicted in jail is horrifying to the audience. The show explores how a family is affected by the nitty-gritty of the media trail and public opinion. Both seasons have different storylines but the thrill is the race against time to prove the innocence of the convicted.
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