The Night Manager-like Hindi web series on OTT: Breather, Code M, Human, and more

If crime thrillers around justice are your thing, here is a list for you.

The Indian adaptation of The Night Manager is now streaming online. With Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor in stellar lead roles, the Hindi web series is getting rave reviews across the board. If you are done watching the web series on Disney Plus Hotstar and loved the crime and suspenseful aspects of the show, here is our curated list of the best Hindi web series-like The Night Manager that you should watch next.

List of The Night Manager-like web series to watch on OTT: streaming platform, IMDb rating

Criminal JusticeDisney Plus Hotstar8.1
Sacred GamesNetflix8.5
Code MZee57.5
BreatheAmazon Prime Video8.3
HumanDisney Plus Hotstar7.9
AaryaDisney Plus Hotstar7.8
BhaukaalMX Player7.8

Best Hindi web series like The Night Manager

Criminal Justice

Streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar, Criminal Justice is an Indian series that follows the journey of a middle-class taxi driver who is unknowingly accused of murder. Is it a coincidence or is he really at fault? With an inner look into the Indian legal and prison system and its corruption, this is a gritting crime thriller that boasts of an ensemble cast with actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, and Rucha Inamdar. The web series has been running successfully for three seasons now.

  • Criminal Justice IMDb rating – 8.1
  • Criminal Justice cast – Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, Rucha Inamdar
  • Criminal Justice release date – January 2nd, 2019
  • Where to watch – Disney Plus Hotstar

Sacred Games

Sacred Games is Netflix India’s biggest original series to date. Based on the novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra, this crime thriller closely follows the story of a Mumbai police officer who receives a phone call from a gangster named Ganesh Gaitonde. It then takes us back to Gaitonde’s rise and eventual fall as he plans a final attack to avenge his fall. With an ensemble cast that includes Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, and other top actors, you really can’t go wrong with this series. It is indeed Nawazuddin at his best!

  • Sacred Games IMDb rating – 8.5
  • Sacred Games cast – Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kabi
  • Sacred Games release date – July 6th, 2018
  • Where to watch – Netflix

Code M

This is one of the hits from Zee5’s bandwagon. Code M follows the story of an army lawyer Monica Mehra, investigating a military encounter case. But as she gets deeper into the case, in an attempt to give justice to the victims, she uncovers that reality is not all it seems. It is in fact a complex web of lies, corruption, and conspiracy. Jennifer Winget has been widely praised for her lead role in the series, and sequel seasons of the show are expected to focus on her character as she solves more such chilling cases in the future.

  • Code M IMDb rating – 7.5
  • Code M cast – Jennifer Winget, Tanuj Virwani, Aalekh Kapoor
  • Code M release date – January 15th, 2020
  • Where to watch – Voot, JioCinema, Zee5


With two superhit seasons under its belt, this is one Web series that should be on your list. While the two seasons have different stars in the lead, the common theme of both seasons is that a desperate father is trying to save his terminally ill kid. In order to save his kid, he must take matters into his own hands and embark on a series of murders, targeting those he believes are responsible. The acting, writing, direction, and plot twists have been praised by audiences and critics alike, which makes it one of the most-watched Indian Web series of all time.

  • Breathe IMDb rating – 8.3
  • Breathe cast – Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi
  • Breathe release date – January 26th, 2018
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video


Streaming as a part of the Hotstar Specials catalogue, Humans stars superb actors Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari in this female-led emotional drama that explores the dark aspects of human drug testing and similar scams in India. This show is all about crime, corruption, and justice as we explore the medical scams with the protagonists.

  • 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


Marking the streaming debut of veteran actress Sushmita Sen, alongside amazing support from Chandrachur Singh, Aarya is a crime drama that revolves around Aarya Sareen, a wife and mother drawn into the criminal underworld after her husband is assassinated. With a twist, Aarya has to take over her husband’s illegal pharmaceutical business in order to protect her family and stay alive. There is family, betrayal, crime, and the struggles of being a woman in a male-dominated industry as Sen shines on in this Hotstar Specials series that keeps you hooked until the end.

  • Aarya IMDb rating – 7.8
  • Aarya cast – Sushmita Sen, Ankur Bhatia, Vikas Kumar
  • Aarya release date – June 19th, 2020
  • Where to watch – Disney Plus Hotstar


Another one of Zee5’s superhit Indian Web series is Poison. Fitting into the crime thriller genre, Poison is the story of a young Indian man named Ranveer who seeks revenge against the people who wronged him in the past. But as he sets out to fulfil his revenge, he realises that he is caught in quicker sand than he ever imagined. This is the story of how deceit and danger get the better of Ranveer. This series has a suspenseful plot and some gritting action, which you will love if you just enjoyed The Night Manager on Disney Plus Hotstar.

  • Poison IMDb rating – 7.4
  • Poison cast – Faisal Rashid, Gaurav Sharma, Sakshi Pradhan
  • Poison release date – April 19th, 2019
  • Where to watch – Zee5


    From Zee5 to another superb Indian streaming platform that is making strides in original Web series, SonyLIV, Undekhi is a classic crime thriller that follows the story of a young dancer named Disha, who witnesses a murder while performing at a wedding in a remote forest. The series explores the aftermath of the murder and the various characters and their motivations. With a cast like Harsh Chhaya, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, and Surya Sharma, you can’t go wrong with this show that is all about deceit, power, corruption, and justice.

    • Undekhi IMDb rating – 8.0
    • Undekhi cast – Harsh Chhaya, Surya Sharma, Anchal Singh
    • Undekhi release date – July 10th, 2020
    • Where to watch – SonyLIV


    Cashing in on Mirzapur’s success, Bhaukaal is MX Player’s blockbuster attempt at recreating small-town crime. Inspired by true events and set in the city of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, this is the story of crime and lawlessness. The Web series follows the journey of a brave and honest police officer named Naveen Sikhera, posted in Muzaffarnagar and determined to put an end to the criminal activities in the area. But soon he realises that not everything is as easy as it seems. With Mohit Raina, Abhimanyu Singh, and Siddhanth Kapoor in the lead roles, Bhaukaal beautifully explores themes of crime, corruption, and how rare yet honest police officers look to fight against their own colleagues. 

    • Bhaukaal IMDb rating – 7.8
    • Bhaukaal cast – Mohit Raina, Siddhant Kapoor, Bidita Bag
    • Bhaukaal release date – March 6th, 2020
    • Where to watch – MX Player


    Now, to Voot, the streaming platform is known for some of the most gritting crime thrillers that tell local stories. The Indian adaptation of the British series Liar, Marzi on Voot is the story of schoolteacher Sameera Chauhan, who goes on a date with a surgeon named Anurag Saraswat. After the date, the two have different accounts of what happened, and a he-said-she-said battle ensues. This story is about consent, a touchy topic, and how accused and victims go through the battle for justice.

    • Marzi IMDb rating – 7.1
    • Marzi cast – Rajeev Khandelwal, Aahana Kumra, Vivek Mushran
    • Marzi release date – March 3rd, 2020
    • Where to watch – Voot