10 best Mirzapur-like Hindi web series to watch online: Aarya, Rangbaaz, The Family Man, and more

While you wait for Mirzapur Season 3, here are some other Hindi thriller web series you can watch online

There’s no dearth of gritty crime thrillers on OTT platforms, in fact, you might be hard-pressed to find a show that isn’t dark and hard-hitting, While the gory Mirzapur found a strong fan base among fans, several other shows became a rage among viewers that dealt with similar themes of betrayal, bloodlust, complicated family bonds and mafia-related violence. Before Sushmita Sen’s Aarya and Manoj Bajpayee’s The Family Man, there was Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Sacred Games that had kickstarted the whole genre in India itself.

So, while you wait for Mirzapur Season 3, here are some other Hindi thriller web series you can watch online in the meantime:

The Family Man

The Family Man stars Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role as the wry Shrikant Tiwari, a senior intelligence officer, trying to balance his difficult profession and unsteady family life. The first season sees him investigating a potential terror attack, while the second season sees a Tamil Tiger-Esque military resistance from Sri Lanka and how they plan to attain freedom. Season 2 starred Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The makers have already confirmed that there is The Family Man season 3 in the making.

Where to stream The Family Man

All episodes of The Family Man season 1 and season 2 are streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Paatal Lok

Paatal Lok focuses on disillusioned cop Haathiram Chowdhary (Jaideep Ahlawat) who is assigned a unique case, which draws him into the underworld. The show stars Gul Panag, Ishwak Singh and Neeraj Kabi among others.

Where to stream Pataal Lok

Paatal Lok is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Aarya

A crime-thriller directed by Sandeep Modi, Aarya stars Sushmita Sen in the lead role as Aarya. The story revolves around Aarya an independent woman, who struggles to protect her family and joins a mafia gang in order to seek revenge for her husband’s murder.

Where to watch

Aarya is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Rangbaaz

 

A series set against the background of 90’s Gorakhpur. The show is based loosely on the real story of Shri Prakash Shukla, an infamous gangster from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The show stars Saqib Saleem, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Ranvir Shorey in pivotal roles and has three seasons to its credits.

Where to watch

Rangbaaz is streaming on Zee5.

Asur

Asur is set in the city of Varanasi and revolves around Nikhil Nair, a forensic expert-turned-teacher who is compelled to rejoin the CBI, with his former mentor as he tries to solve the mystery of a ruthless serial killer. The show stars Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Sharib Hashmi and Ridhi Dogra among others.

Where to watch

Asur is streaming on Voot.

Special Ops

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, Special Ops sees Kay Kay Menon as Himmat Singh, a member of the Research and Analysis Wing, who forms a team of five agents as he has to hunt down the man responsible for the terror attacks in India. The show also stars Karan Tacker, Vinay Pathak and Saiyami Kher among others.

Where to watch

Special Ops is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Criminal Justice

Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Criminal Justice chronicles the adventures of individuals as they try to make sense of the justice system in India. The show stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff and Anupriya Goenka.

Where to watch

Criminal Justice is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Breathe

Breathe and its subsequent sequel, Breathe Into The Shadows stars Amit Sadh, Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. While the first season saw Madhavan play a desperate father who would go to any violent lengths to get his son a donor, the second season sees Abhishek Bachchan as a father trying to track down his daughter’s kidnapper, with Amit Sadh’s help.

Where to watch

Breathe is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Hostages

Directed by Sudhir Mishra, Hostages focuses on a renowned surgeon who is expected to operate on a chief minister, but things take a diabolic turn when her family is kidnapped and she is ordered to assassinate the minister instead. The second season follows on the heels of the first season, where a retired cop kidnaps a chief minister for a bone marrow transplant to save his wife’s life.

Where to watch

Hostages is now streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Sacred Games

The first original Netflix show, Sacred Games focuses on disgraced officer Sartaj Singh in Mumbai. His world turns for the worse when he gets a phone call from a dreaded crime lord by the name of Ganesh Gaitonde, who tells him that he has 25 days to save Mumbai. After the call, Sartaj undertakes a perilous quest to prevent such destruction and finds himself in the heart of the city’s seedy underbelly.

Where to watch

All seasons of Sacred Games are streaming on Netflix.

List of best Mirzapur-like Hindi web series: title, streaming platform, IMDb rating

TitleStreaming platformIMDb rating
The Family ManAmazon Prime Video8.7
Pataal LokAmazon Prime Video8
AaryaDisney Plus Hotstar7.8
RangbaazZee58
AsurVoot8.4
Special OpsDisney Plus Hotstar8.6
Criminal JusticeDisney Plus Hotstar8.1
BreatheAmazon Prime Video8.3
HostagesDisney Plus Hotstar6.8
Sacred GamesNetflix8.5