"Tisca Chopra's acting has been worth praising."
From real-life events to fictions, Indian crime series of 2019, reflecting true stories which are beyond one’s imagination.
India has a great history in the crime genre, presenting so many interesting shows on television or via leading online entertainment sites.
The popular Indian crime series are CID (1998), Crime Patrol (2003), Savdhaan India (2012), Rangbaaz (2018) and many more.
With the growing crime in the country, Indian TV and the web industry have come up with diverse criminality content for both domestic and international viewers.
Storylines of these series are based on a plethora of crimes such as murder, rape, kidnapping, trafficking and violence.
Famous names from Bollywood including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Jackie Shroff are also featuring in some series.
Here is a list of 7 best Indian crime series of 2019 which are definitely worth watching.
Crime Patrol (2003)
Crime Patrol is a crime series, which focuses on true incidents in India, highlighting the victims too.
The longest-running crime program showcases a new incident in every episode, with TV actor Anupam Soni being the host.
The series has a cast of more than twenty actors, who re-appear in the different characters as per the story. The duration of the show is forty-five minutes.
Under the direction of writer and creator Subramanian S. Iyer, the show is efficiently educating its viewers.
The show running since May 9, 2003, on Sony Entertainment Television India (SET India) continues to reach audiences in the roster of 2019.
Watch the trailer of Crime Patrol fifth season here:
Savdhaan India (2012)
Savdhaan India is known for presenting informative content based on real-life crime happenings. Alerting society, the program on Star Bharat made its debut on April 23, 2012. As of 2019, it is still in demand.
Unique to the third season is that one story is spread over five-episodes to give more information and a suspenseful ending.
Each story of the series has a different topic and cast, with TV actor Sushant Singh acting as host and narrator. The outstanding direction of Vijay Veemal keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
The motto of the show is to keep the public safe and secure, also making them independent for their own security.
Watch an episode of Savdhaan India here:
Sacred Games (2018)
Sacred Games is a popular web Indian crime series, based on the 2006 namesake novel by Vikram Chandra.
The plot revolves around police inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and crime lord Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawaziddin Siddiqui).
In marathon tussle, Singh has to protect Mumbai city from Gaitonde.
Besides Saif and Nawazuddin, Kalki Koechlin, Radhika Apte and Pankaj Tripathi also star in the series. The duration of each episode varies from forty-three to fifty-eight minutes.
The directors of the series, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan have portrayed the series exceptionally.
The series did gain instant appreciation across the world, since making its Netflix debut on July 6, 2018.
Watch the trailer of Sacred Games second season here:
Rangbaaz is an original ZEE5 crime series based on a true story about the dreaded gangster of Gorakhpur, UP.
In the first season, the series follows the journey of student, Sadiq Saleem (Shiv Prakash Shukla), who becomes the second most wanted gangster of India.
Directed by Bhav Dhulia and written by Siddharth Mishra the first season of the show had a phenomenal response.
The shooting of season two began in 2019, with Jimmy Shergill and Gul Panag taking on the lead roles The series first aired on December 22, 2018, with the season one finishing ending in 2019.
Programming Head, ZEE5, Aparna Acharekar spoke to the media about the success of season one, along with looking ahead to season two.
“Rangbaaz continues to do very well on our platform with loyal followers and now Season 2 going is going to be bolder, sharper and more entertaining.”
Watch the trailer of Rangbaaz here:
Delhi Crime (2019)
Delhi Crime is a Netflix series, which is written in context to the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape incident.
The writer and director Richie Mehta follows the case files of the Delhi Police, who arrested the real culprits within five days.
The series revolves around the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah). She is assigned this case to find the criminals.
Other lead characters in the screenplay include Neeti Singh (Rasika Dugal), Kumar Vijay (Adil Hussain) and Bhupendra Singh (Rajesh Tailang).
The series dutifully keeps in mind the sensitivity of the subject, making this a must-watch Indian crime series of 2019.
The first episode of the series came out on March 22, 2019.
Watch the trailer of ‘Delhi Crime’ here:
Criminal Justice (2019)
Criminal Justice is a remake of the BBC series by Petter Moffat with the same name.
The series is about a cab driver, Aditya Sharma (Vikrant Massey), who ends up sleeping with his passenger, Sanaya Rath (Mudhrima Roy).
An edgy one night stand which turns into a nightmare for taxi driver, who wakes up with blood on his hands.
When Adity wakes up he finds Sanaya dead and is accused of murdering her. The story has an element of suspense to it.
The big-names in the series include Jackie Shroff (Mustafa) and Pankaj Tripathi (Madhav Mishra).
Under the direction of Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia, this crime suspense show has become favourite of 2019.
Hotstar released this crime drama on April 5, 2019. Each episode of the show has forty to sixty minutes running time.
Watch the trailer of ‘Criminal Justice’ here:
Hostages is another great crime drama on Hotstar. It is a remake of an Israeli series with the same name.
The story is about a surgeon, Tisca Chopra (Dr Mira Anand) who gets ordered to assassinate the Chief Minister in exchange for a family survivor.
Ronit Roy (SP Prithvi Singh), Mohan Kapoor (Subramaniam), Parvin Dabas (Sanjay Anand) and Ashim Gulati (Aman) are the other actors in the series.
The interesting direction of Sudhir Mishra made the series worth watching.
The first episode released on May 31, 2019, with each episode has a duration of twenty-five to thirty-three minutes.
Nehal Goenka reviewing the series and complimenting the fantastic line-up writes on IMDb:
“The cast has done a fabulous job in the whole series. Specially Tisca Chopra’s acting has been worth praising.
“The story though, is highly predictable which makes it quite boring since you can predict what’s going to happen next.”
Nevertheless, it’s a good series to watch for timepass.”
Watch the trailer of ‘Hostages’ here:
The list of seven best Indian crime series in 2019 has something to fuel for the viewers. Crime TV programmes and web series constantly address inform the public of hard-hitting subjects and incidents.
Apart from spreading awareness, the shows are also entertaining people with nail-biting suspense and thrilling stories.