Thanks to OTT, many of us have access to high-quality content. From comedy to romance to family-centric dramas, OTT platforms have a wide range of great shows. Today, we have curated a list of some really hard-hitting web series based on true events that are binge-worthy!
Best Hindi web series on true events
1. Mumbai Diaries 26/11
2008 Mumbai attacks inspired this hard-hitting gripping series. The show captures the challenges faced by Bombay General Hospital staff along with how a journalist strives hard to report all the incidents taking place on that fateful day. The series features talented Mohit Raina and Konkona Sen Sharma. With an IMDb rating of 8.7, this medical thriller is a must-watch. You can watch it on Prime Video.
2. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
With IMDb rating of 9.3, Scam 1992 is one of the best Hindi web series on true events. Set in the 1980s and 90s Bombay, the show follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights followed by his catastrophic downfall. Everything from its theme music to its simplification of technical jargon, to its choice of filters, worked in the show’s favor. You can watch it on SonyLiv.
3. Delhi Crime
Based on the infamous Nirbhaya gang rape case, Delhi Crime follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who perpetrated this crime. This hard-hitting series features talented actors like Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, and Adil Husain in the lead roles. With an IMDb rating of 8.3, this Emmy Award-winning show is a must-watch. You can watch it on Netflix.
4. Special OPS
Starring Kay Kay Menon in the lead role, this action thriller is based on multiple real-life terror attacks. From Parliament Attack to 26/11, this extremely engaging series captures many terror attacks faced by our country. With an IMDb rating of 8.6, this show is a must-watch. In case you are interested, you can watch it on Disney+Hotstar.
The show, which marked the digital debut of Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina, is based on the real life of Shehnaz Parveen, a woman from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, who landed up on the Indian side of the Line of Control and was declared militant. Marking her journey from giving birth in jail to receiving justice, this series has a gripping storyline and stunning cinematography. With an IMDb rating of 8.2, this series is a must-watch. You can watch it on Zee5.
6. The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati
Based on the 1959 scandalous case of KM Nanavati Vs the State of Maharashtra, this courtroom drama focuses on a murder case where a decorated naval officer shot dead a businessman after learning about his extra-marital affair with his wife. With a talented cast of Makarand Deshpande, Sumeet Vyas, Manav Kaul, and Saurabh Shukla, this show will leave you stunned.
7. The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye
The show is based on the true events of the soldiers in the Indian National Army (INA) led by Subhash Chandra Bose. The show is directed by famous filmmaker Kabir Khan and stars talented actors like Rajvir Chauhan, Sunny Kaushal, and Sharvari Wagh.
8. Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega
The show is based on real-life phishing rackets that take place in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. This extremely binge-worthy series features Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany, and Sparsh Srivastav.
9. The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty
The hard-hitting show is based on the famous 80s murder case of Syed Modi, seven-time national badminton champion, who was shot outside the stadium. This attention-grabbing web series stars Arunoday Singh and Sikandar Kher in the lead roles.
10. Avrodh: The Siege Within
Based on 2016’s URI attack and following India’s surgical strikes, this military drama is quite a must-watch thriller. The show features Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Darshan Kumaar, and Madhurima Tulli in the lead roles. The show is based on a chapter of India’s Most Fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh.
This nerve-wracking show captures the life of Indian criminals. While the first season chronicles the life of Indian gangster Shri Prakash Shukla, the second season focuses on another most wanted criminal, Anandpal Singh. With an IMDb rating of 8.0, this show is a must-watch.