10 best Farzi-like Hindi web series on OTT: Jamtara, Delhi Crime, Inside Edge, and more

If politics and gangsters are your things, this list is for you.

Farzi is the latest Hindi web series to release on Amazon Prime Video in India. Starring stars like Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles, the series has been received well by both viewers and critics alike. For the unaware, Farzi is a crime thriller directed by the famed director duo Raj & DK, known for shows like The Family Man. In case you binge-watched Farzi on Prime Video, and are on the lookout for more such web series to watch online, you are in luck. We have curated this list of the best Hindi Web series like Farzi on OTT that you can stream online. Read on.

List of Farzi-like Web series to watch on OTT: streaming platform, IMDb rating

Scam 1992Netflix9.3
Bad Boy Billionaires: IndiaNetflix7.9
HumanDisney Plus Hotstar7.9
Inside EdgeAmazon Prime Video7.9
Delhi CrimeNetflix8.5
ApaharanVoot and JioCinema8.3
TandavAmazon Prime Video4.6
City of DreamsDisney Plus Hotstar7.7
Paatal LokAmazon Prime Video8.0

Scam 1992

Based on the dramatised version of fraudster Harshad Mehta’s journey, Scam 1992 is one of the best and most popular Web series to come out of India. Released in 202, the show is based on the life of stockbroker Mehta known for his financial crimes and scams in the Indian stock market during the late 1980s and early 1990s. It brought actor Pratik Gandhi to the forefront as he managed to portray a very convincing Harshad Mehta in this series loved across the board.

  • Scam 1992 IMDb rating – 9.3
  • Scam 1992 cast – Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher
  • Scam 1992 release date – October 9th, 2020
  • Where to watch – SonyLIV


Another one of the superhit shows released in 2020, while everyone was stuck at home during lockdowns, is Jamtara. Based on a true story yet again, this crime thriller brings the real-life phishing scams rampant in the Indian village of Jamtara in Jharkhand, to the silver screen with drama. The series follows a group of young con artists who run a phishing operation in the village along with the local politicians and police who try to shut them down. You get a fast-paced storyline as politics merges with fraud while a bunch of youngsters are out to make a quick buck.

  • Jamtara IMDb rating – 7.3
  • Jamtara cast – Amit Sial, Sparsh Srivastav, Monika Panwar
  • Jamtara release date – January 10th, 2020
  • Where to watch – Netflix

Bad Boy Billionaires: India

Bad Boy Billionaires: India is a Netflix documentary series, which is not much different from an actual true crime thriller series. Essentially, it revolves around the lives and crimes of four of India’s most notorious once-billionaire businessmen: Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy, and Ramalinga Raju. Each episode delves into the financial scams of these tycoons and shows us their magnanimous lifestyles, rise to power, fraud schemes, and eventual downfall and possible incineration. While controversial for revealing details about certain individuals, the series was praised by Netflix viewers for depicting lives in the rawest and most thrilling form possible.

  • Bad Boy Billionaires: India IMDb rating – 7.9
  • Bad Boy Billionaires: India cast – Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy, Ramalinga Raju
  • Bad Boy Billionaires: India release date – September 2nd, 2020
  • Where to watch – Netflix


Human is one of the under-appreciated Hotstar Specials Web series that needs your attention. With the wonderful Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari in the lead, this crime thriller revolves around the events that take place as a serial killer terrorises the city of Mumbai. The show follows the efforts of a team of police officers who are trying to track down the killer and bring him to justice, while also exploring the psychological motivations behind the murders. Shefali Shah plays the role of Vijay Sikhkar, a veteran police officer in charge of the case.

  • Human IMDb rating – 7.9
  • Human cast – Shefali Shah, Kirti Kulhari, Vishal Jethwa
  • Human release date – January 14th, 2022
  • Where to watch – Disney Plus Hotstar

Inside Edge

With three successful seasons and a fourth coming soon, Inside Edge is probably Amazon Prime Video’s biggest Hindi Web series. This fictionalised account of the events surrounding the Mumbai Mavericks, a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India – is not too far from reality as it explores the intersection of cricket, business, and politics, and the various power struggles and corruption that exist within the world of professional cricket. All three seasons are filled with twists, turns, murders, and power dynamics. Watch it if you love cricket, politics, and crime thrillers.

  • Inside Edge IMDb rating – 7.9
  • Inside Edge cast – Tanuj Virwani, Sayani Gupta, Richa Chadha
  • Inside Edge release date – July 10th, 2017
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Delhi Crime

With one season based on a terrifying true story and another fictionalised account, Delhi Crime is the political crime thriller you need to watch this week. The first season is based on real-life events from the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape case, in which a young woman was brutally assaulted on a moving bus in the capital city of New Delhi. The series follows the investigation led by Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police Vartika Chaturvedi, as she works to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Gripping watch, which you will easily binge-watch if you are into the genre.

  • Delhi Crime IMDb rating – 8.5
  • Delhi Crime cast – Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal
  • Delhi Crime release date – March 22nd, 2019
  • Where to watch – Netflix


Streaming on ALTBalaji and Zee5, Apaharan is a story based in rural Bihar where it shows the story of a kidnapping gone wrong. With Ajay Devgn as the lead character, a police officer named Shravan Kumar, tasked with solving the case and bringing the kidnappers to justice, this Web series is known for its near-accurate portrayal of politics, crime, and social issues that plague rural parts of India. Watch it for its raw depiction of the issues and their addressal mechanisms.

  • Apaharan IMDb rating – 8.3
  • Apaharan cast – Arunoday Singh, Nidhi Singh, Saanand Verma
  • Apaharan release date – December 14th, 2018
  • Where to watch – Voot and JioCinema


Bringing Saif Ali Khan to the streaming world in a grand manner, Tandav is a crime thriller show that has all you need if you are a political junkie. You get an inside view into the power dynamics and struggles to have control. Saif Ali Khan stars as the lead character, a powerful and cunning politician named Samar Pratap Singh, embroiled in a battle for power and control. While much appreciated for its fast-paced storyline and accurate depiction of political powers, it was also part of controversy for naming and showing certain religious and political figures. Great watch, all in all, though.

  • Tandav IMDb rating – 4.6
  • Tandav cast – Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub
  • Tandav release date – January 14th, 2021
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

City of Dreams

Another one of the Web series from the Hotstar Specials catalogue, City of Dreams is a superb crime and political thriller in the Hindi language. This political thriller touches upon the power struggles within a political family based in the city of Mumbai. Inspired by certain true events, the series follows the story of two estranged brothers, who are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, and the complex relationships they share with each other and with their family members. The series is known for depicting the political scenario of India in a raw form, while also maintaining a certain level of drama and suspense as the plot carries on. It brings an interesting new perspective to the Indian political scene. The twists will ensure you go on a binge-watching marathon.

  • City of Dreams IMDb rating – 7.7
  • City of Dreams cast – Priya Bapat, Eijaz Khan, Atul Kulkarni
  • City of Dreams release date – May 03rd, 2019
  • Where to watch – Disney Plus Hotstar

Paatal Lok

One of the most gritty crime dramas out of the Indian Web series scene, Paatal Lok is set in Delhi as it explores the divide between the elite and the criminal underworld, the inner workings of the police force, and the political machinations that exist at the highest levels of Indian society. It follows the story of a washed-up cop named Hathiram Chaudhary, played by the wonderful Jaideep Ahlawat, tasked with investigating a high-profile case that leads him into the dark and dangerous world of organised crime. It touches upon aspects like India’s justice system, caste system, the dark underbelly, and political corruption as it shows the journey of this cop.

  • Paatal Lok IMDb rating – 8.0
  • Paatal Lok cast – Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Ishwak Singh
  • Paatal Lok release date – May 15th, 2020
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video