Catch these gripping crime & thriller movies, short films & shows that are sure to give you the chills. Choicest content from Disney+ Hotstar, Tata Sky Adbhut Kahaniyan & ShortsTV.
Crime never pays off but watching crime drama is not only highly addictive but also intriguing. With the current practise of people consuming intelligent content, viewers are now exploring genres and moving past the typical TV serials and oft-censored Bollywood. With plethora of offerings available today at the touch of the finger, here’s a roundup of the best crime drama movies, shows and short films to give you a complete thrill fix right now.
Shows and Movies now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar for free
Savdhaan India –Aapka Sangharsh, AapkiZubaani (including the new season)
Stories of terror and injustice. Stories of survival and bravery. Real-life heroes narrate their ordeals and hard-hitting testimonies of beating the odds.
Savdhaan India – Special Crime Series
As crimes get bigger, and criminals turn sinister, here’s a series of spine-chilling stories packed with nail-bitting suspense and thrill
Super Cops Vs Super Villains
ACP Diler and his team of super cops fight deadly villains, mutants and monsters for the safety of the common man.
Join 21- year old Raffe Roy Choudhary on a thrilling journey as he cracks perplexing cases of crime with his keen observational skills and determination
When love turns sour, it can lead to crime. Ishq Kills is a collection of stories of love and revenge, spun around relationships that are considered forbidden.
Gumrah – End of innocence presents real teen crime cases from all over the country. The show brings the youth a message to Be Aware, Be Prepared, Be Safe!
Form a dangerous murder plot to a thoroughly planned robbery, unmask the gory face of terror through a dramatized version of the crimes happening around you!
Har Yug Mein AaegaEk Arjun
Meet Arjun, a rebel-cop and the lead of the Emergency Task Force who doesn’t mind going the extra mile to ensure justice, even if it takes breaking rules.
They are fearless, they are brave, they are the Special 5! Crime has a new enemy, as theis special unit steps in to solve the most complex criminal cases.
PremaTujha Rang Kasa
All is fair in love and war, can have disastrous consequences. Host GashmeerMahajani, presents real crime stories, of betrayal, one-sided love and obsession.
A competent and resilient team of police officers strives hard to prevent crime and find the perpetrators across Maharashtra. Can they clean the system?
Idi Katha Kadu – Be Alert
Idi Katha Kadu – Be Alert is a Telugu crime fiction series on Maa TV. It dramatizes real-life crime incidents of India, the victims; stories of sufferings and struggles to get justice.
An investigative show that probes into untold stories and hidden truths about social issues and freak happenings that impact our society.
This crime fiction show strives to create awareness among people about the crime happening in and around their neighbourhood.
Nirbhaya aims at creating an awareness about the growing crimes through stories inspired by real incidents
Jai Kali Kalkattawali
Abhaya is a dutiful daughter-in-law, a supportive wife and a loving mother. An ardent devotee of Devi Kali, Abhaya becomes a saviour in disguise for women.
Aloukik na Loukik
Five friends set out to unmask the villainy of con-men, who exploit the innocent and the vulnerable in the name of faith and superstition.
Fearless income tax officer Amay Patnaik carries out a risky raid at the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow. Inspired by real-life events.
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla
Based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in his greed for power, Maqbool murders his mentor – a fearsome don – thereby kick-starting his countdown to doom.
Cast: Irrfan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur and MasumehMakhija
An honest police officer Amit Kumar takes charge in an extremely corrupt town. Will he succeed in restoring the rule of law in this lawless land?
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Gracy Singh, Mukesh Tiwari and Daya Shankar Pandey
A rookie cop’s first assignment turns into his life’s biggest dilemma-to shoot or not. Does every choice have a price?
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sharma, Tannishtha Chatterjee
When the daughter of a real estate tycoon is kidnapped, her family desperately tries to track her whereabouts; while unravelling long buried family secret.
Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna, Aamir Bashir
The Stoneman Murders
Based on real incidents, a serial killer on the loose is ruthlessly killing pavement dwellers on the streets of Mumbai. Can anyone catch him?
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Rukhsar, Vikram Gokhale
Story of a woman from being the sole breadwinner of her impoverished family to the most feared woman gangster.
Cast: Isha Kapoor, Raj Arjun, Pradeep Rawat, Zakir Hussain
Venkat and his friends go to Rangoon for an illegal business deal and end up getting embroiled in some unexpected situations. How will they get out of it?
Cast: Gautham Karthik, Sana Makbul
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
When an attempt is made on the life of a reigning gangster, his three sons take it upon themselves to hunt the culprit, all amid the succession battle.
Cast: Arvind Swami, Arjun Vijay, Aditi Rao Hydari, Silambarasan
Jhansi, a diligent police officer, sets out to uncover the truth about a statutory rape case.
Cast: Jyothika, Rockline Venkatesh, Thangamani Prabhu
Surya, as the son of a health inspector, is working in the United States. He returns home for his sister’s engagement. But, his sister is killed. With the aid of his gadget skills, his adopted brother Ajmal and his fiancée Gayathri, he sets out for revenge with the people behind this.
Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Neeraj Madhav
The life of an automobile mechanic based out of Detroit, takes a tragic turn when he gets compelled to participate in the city’s booming drug trade.
Cast:Prithviraj Sukumaran, Isha Talwar, Rahman
Tata Sky Adbhut Kahaniyan
Prithvi Khanna and his family are overcome with joy when they finally buy their dream house. However, soon they realise they are being haunted as they become unfortunate victims of the gruesome practice of tantra.
Everyday @9:30 PM on Tata Sky Adbhut Kahaniyan
Cast: Sargun Kaur Luthra, Juhi Parmar, Manish Goel and Sameksha
Short films – Pocket sized entertainment shortbusters from ShortsTV
Anger, mistrust & hatred OR peace, love & harmony. What choice do human beings make? Watch Vikram Gupta’s short film Uss Din, a heart-wrenching story of two neighboring kids who strive to keep their game of bat and ball alive, while their hostile families prepare to destroy each other.
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Sonal Joshi, Karan Mehat
Carbon is a dystopian science-fiction short film on global warming. Set in a futuristic world, the short film will underline the emotion of greed overpowering humans inhabiting the Earth.
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jackky Bhagnani & Prachi Desai
Sujoy Ghosh’s short film Anukul is an ominous film based on Satyajit Ray’s short story of the same name, a futuristic tale of a school-teacher and his human-like machine.
Cast: Saurabh Shukla, Parambrata Chattopadhyay & Kharaj Mukherjee