In a world filled with endless entertainment options, some stories stand out for their gripping narratives and impactful themes. From riveting courtroom dramas to intense crime scene investigations, these series and films delve into hard-hitting cases. They not only entertain but also educate and raise important questions about justice, morality, and human behaviour.
Whether you’re a true crime enthusiast or simply looking for a thought-provoking watch, these titles are sure to keep you hooked.
“Bhakshak” is a gripping crime thriller film on Netflix, produced by Gauri Khan and starring Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava, and Sai Tamhankar. The story revolves around Vaishali, a journalist, who uncovers a dark secret at a shelter home where young girls are being abused. Despite facing threats to her family, Vaishali is determined to expose the truth. With the help of a courageous girl named Sudha and a supportive police officer named SS Jasmeet Gaur, she fights against the powerful perpetrators. The film highlights the importance of standing up against injustice and fighting for what’s right.
State v/s Ahuja
“State v/s Ahuja” on Watcho Exclusives is a gripping web series that follows Bollywood superstar Ansh Ahuja, accused of a serious crime by his maid. The show takes viewers on a thrilling journey of crime investigation and courtroom drama, with surprising twists and turns. As the story unfolds, viewers are kept guessing about Ansh’s guilt and the truth behind the accusations. With a talented cast including Ashmit Patel, Jaswinder Gardner, Sarika Singh, and Anurekha Bhagat, “State v/s Ahuja” promises suspense, excitement, and a gripping storyline.
“Dahaad” on Prime Video is a gripping web series created by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar. Set in Mandawa, Rajasthan, the series inspired by Mohan Kumar (Cyanide Mohan), follows sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati’s investigation into the mysterious disappearances of twenty-seven women. Uncovering a pattern, she suspects a serial killer at large. With time running out, Anjali races against the clock to catch the culprit and uncover the truth. Starring Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah, Vijay Varma, and Sohum Shah, this eight-part suspenseful series promises unexpected twists and turns.
“Scoop” is a gripping Netflix series created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul. Starring Karishma Tanna, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Harman Baweja, the story follows Jagruti Pathak, a crime reporter who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of another journalist. Accused of using her underworld connections to eliminate her rival, Jagruti must fight to prove her innocence. Based on the true story of Jigna Vora, as told in her memoir “Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison,” the series delves into the complexities of crime, journalism, and the pursuit of justice.
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
“Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai” is a gripping courtroom drama directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and starring Manoj Bajpayee. Based on true events, the film follows lawyer Adv. PC Solanki’s relentless fight for justice for a minor victim over five years. As the case progresses to the Session Court, witnesses face threats from the culprit’s henchmen. Despite challenges, Adv. PC Solanki remains resolute in his quest for justice. Watch this compelling story on Zee5, witnessing one man’s unwavering pursuit of truth and his courageous battle against powerful forces to ensure justice prevails.
“Delhi Crime” on Netflix is a gripping police series featuring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, and Rajesh Tailang. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case, the series tracks the journey of South Delhi’s DCP Vartika Chaturvedi as she establishes a specialized team of officers to pursue the six perpetrators, all while contending with inadequate infrastructure, bureaucratic hurdles, and escalating public scrutiny. With powerful performances and a compelling plotline, “Delhi Crime” offers a captivating portrayal of crime, investigation, and resilience. It’s a must-watch for fans of engaging and thought-provoking dramas.
“Bhaukaal” is a gripping crime drama series on MX Player directed by Jatin Wagle. Starring Mohit Raina, Abhimanyu Singh, Siddhanth Kapoor, Bidita Bag, and Pradeep Nagar, the story follows Naveen Sikhera (played by Mohit Raina), newly appointed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), as he confronts the rampant crime in the city. Assigned to a troubled area ruled by two notorious gangs, Sikhera takes on the challenge to restore law and order, even as he faces resistance from within the police force. Inspired by the real-life encounter specialist Navniet Sekera, “Bhaukaal” offers a thrilling portrayal of one man’s fight against organised crime.