Must-watch fantasy web series on OTT: Mumbai Diaries 26/11 to Jamtara, Delhi Crime, and much more. Here is a list of some excellent Hindi web series inspired by real-life events that you can watch on Netflix, Prime Video, Zee5, MX Player, Sony Liv, and more.
Whether they are heart-wrenching dramas that bring tears to our eyes or action-packed stories that pump up our hearts, it’s no wonder that web series based on real-life events have become immensely popular. These entertaining shows give us a glimpse into the lives of extraordinary leaders, heroes you may not have heard of, and real crime stories that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 web series based on true events that you can watch on Netflix, Prime Video, Zee5, Disney Plus Hotstar, Sony Liv, and other OTT platforms:
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 (Prime Video)
Set during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, “Mumbai Diaries 26/11” narrates the harrowing night of November 26, 2008, through the eyes of the employees of Bombay General Hospital. It also portrays the events at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and follows a journalist’s attempt to report on all these incidents.
Mastermind and stepbrothers, Sunny and Rocky, quietly run a highly successful phishing scam operation from their small village in Jamtara. When the scam gains notoriety due to a news report, it causes disruptions in its operations as everyone wants to get in on the action.
Delhi Crime (Netflix)
The series follows the aftermath of a brutal gang rape, where Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vartika Chaturvedi is tasked with finding and bringing the perpetrators responsible for the assault and subsequent death of the female victim to justice.
Avrodh: The Siege Within (Sony Liv)
Directed by Raj Acharya and produced by Applause Entertainment, Iraada Entertainment, and Mehera Entertainment, “Avrodh: The Siege Within” tells the story of the 2016 Uri attacks and the subsequent surgical strikes. It is based on a chapter from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book, “India’s Most Fearless.”
“Rangbaaz” is based on the true story of Shri Prakash Shukla, a notorious gangster who was the most wanted criminal in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The series depicts his journey from being a college student at DDUGU to becoming the second most wanted criminal in India.
The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty (Zee5)
A national sports star is brutally murdered, plunging the entire nation into shock. The CBI takes charge of the case, unearthing new layers in the open-and-shut case, and exposing the deepest mysteries of the suspects. Now, watch it unfold.
The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye (Prime Video)
“The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye” is based on the true story of Indian soldiers who joined hands with the Japanese Army to march towards Delhi with the slogan “Chalo Dilli” during World War II.
After spending seven years in prison, Kanaz and her daughter receive help from an Indian journalist who wants to bring them justice. This series is inspired by the true story of Shehnaz Parveen.
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (SonyLiv)
Set in the early ’90s in Bombay, “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story” depicts the rise and fall of Harshad Mehta, a stock market whiz, and the revelations that rocked the country when investigative journalist Sucheta Dalal exposed the biggest financial scam of that time.
Bhaukaal (MX Player)
In Muzaffarnagar, two factions, Mohammad Shaukeen Khan and the Dehri Brothers, rule the land after dividing it into two parts. Since no witness is willing to testify and the police are afraid to apprehend known criminals, Navin devises his three-dimensional strategy.