Thriller love? Here are 6 ZEE5 originals that viewers love in 2020 and are sure to make it to their must-watch list, with twisted plots, characters that are immersed in shades of gray backed by stunning shades and a tight plot. Get ready to binge watch these series!
Abhay Season 2
Season 2 of this Zee 5 original, starring Kunal Kemmu as the fiercest cop, is gritty and not afraid to take viewers to the edge with a character of pure evil. The no-holds-barred thriller, directed by Ken Ghosh, features an ensemble cast of Ram Kapoor, Chunky Pandey and Bidita Bag, who were never seen before as villainous roles. As Abhay is walking in circles to free the children who have been kidnapped by a criminal mastermind, the plot is unexpected as the action does not stop for even a second. Comic and genial Chunky Pandey usually goes into sister mode in episodes called Brain Soup, as does the neighborhood uncle who lives in a murderous zone. Meanwhile, Bag, in his role of a sex-worker, puts the audience on the edge of their seats. One is enough to hold the hook and maybe even return for a second watch.
An exciting thriller, strong story and superb production values, Churel is a ZEE5 exclusive and life original Pakistani drama web series. The Must-Watch series revolves around four women who set up a detective agency to help them collect ammunition against their spying husbands. Of course, things do not always go smoothly and this is where the trouble starts. Taken from a different social class, they have a common struggle against breaking the walls of patriarchy. While one is considered a “churail” or witch by society because she killed her husband in order to protect her daughter, the other is seen as a rebel dreaming of becoming a boxer.
They are largely misunderstandings as high score razor sharp dialogue and dry humor. In the lead roles of Sarawat Gilani, Meher Bano, Nimra Buchcha and Yasra Rizvi, it is written and directed by Aseem Abbasi, produced by Aseem Abbasi with Mo Azmi and Shailaja Kejriwal.
Amid the best anniversary series of 2020, Black Widow has a twisted plot that puts you on edge while cheering for the three female protagonists who conspired to blow up their abusive husbands during a weekend getaway, on their boat. The bomb was placed. The series, which is the eighth official international adaptation of the Finnish show by the same name, promises an emotional rollercoaster, with a lot of comic punch thrown as it ties into its theme of exposing the underlying patriarchy. As the women try to get their alibis straight and literally get away with the murder, with the closure on their heels, this favorite, pointless comedy crime drama has enough that it tops your favorite list .
Directed by Birsa Dasgupta, it stars Mona Singh, Swastika Mukherjee and Shamita Shetty as “Black Widow”, along with Sharad Kelkar, Mohan Kapoor and Vipul Roy, in addition to their venomous allies, Seema Sen, Aamir Ali and Parambrata Chatterjee is in the lead roles.
On the heels of his success in Mirzapur, Divyendu aka Munna Bhaiya is back in the Zich5 original Bichhoo Ka Khel, though in a more toned version. As Akhil, whose father is killed in police custody, it is his mission to exact revenge on the people behind the act. Set in Varanasi, the serene ghats provide the perfect foil for the violence that is about to spread. Cos words and bullets are par for the course, even as our protagonist, while sharing screen time with her father, tried to woo her female love, the daughter of a powerful lawyer, a thing for women . After two murders the plot moves quickly, followed by intrigue and many twists, with Akhil not knowing whom to trust.
Starring Divyendu Sharma, Anshul Chauhan, Zeeshan Qadri, Satyajit Sharma, Mukul Chadha, Gagan Anand and Rajesh Sharma, Scorpion Ka Khiladi is directed by Ashish Shukla.
A ZEE5 original Indian Hindi-language thriller drama film as well as series. The series, which explores the subject of anger management, revolves around a people whose furious anger has tickled them with time-bombs that can explode at any time. Taish means “rage” and in the series it is plentifully packed, starting with an encounter at a London eatery that leaves a man. We learn about the relationship between the attacker and the victim through flashbacks, even when we introduce two families, one who is rich and the other is deeply buried in criminal links. It is enough to keep one hooked, with vengeance, gang wars over their respective bastions, all over the background of wedding preparations. Tish wipes the audience a lot of style as well as substance, with a message of thinking before licking old wounds and reacting.
Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, it stars Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Jim Sarbh, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Harshvardhan Rane. It has been produced by Nishant Pitti, Shivanshu Pandey, Deepak Mukut and Bejoy Nambiar.
Siege Status: 26/11
A ZEE5 original, State of Seas 26/11 is based on Sandeep Unnithan’s book Black Tornado: The Three Seas of Mumbai 26/11 and documented the events in 2008 when a group of 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists led Places attacked in the city. It celebrates the security forces who saved many lives during the mission despite many challenges. The eight-episode series introduces us to NSG’s budgetary challenges to acquire weapons.
As the pace picks up, we are witness to the backdrop of the attacks, played by Mumbai Police and finally, the NSG during the entire operation, which lasted for 60 hours. Produced by Abhimanyu Singh, it stars Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani and Mukul Dev in the lead roles.