With audiences yearning for fresh, innovative and thrilling content from digital platforms, BizAsiaLive.com looks at five unmissable psychological thrillers streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. From gripping trials to twisted murder mysteries, these movies and shows will keep you guessing right until the end.
The recently released Amazon Original show ‘Paatal Lok’ has been the talk of the town since its launch. From Mumbai police’s quirky tweets to B-town’s celebs appreciating the story, the show has acquired a separate fan base across audiences. The show intends to unfold like an epic – a story that captures India’s messy, contradictory realities which makes it a perfect psychological thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal and Shweta Tripathi, ‘Mirzapur’ captures the nexus between crime and politics. A shocking incident at a wedding procession ignites a series of events entangling the lives of two families in the lawless city of ‘Mirzapur’. It is yet another edgy thriller which will keep you hooked till the end.
The Family Man
‘The Family Man’ is another edgy action-drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who working for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.
‘Breathe’ is an Indian drama that explores the lives of ordinary men faced with extraordinary circumstances. Kabir (Sadh), a brilliant but non-conventional officer of the Crime Branch, puts the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors that lead up to an unlikely suspect – the affable Danny (Madhavan). This series just asks one question – how far will you go to protect the one you love. Two desperate and driven men must engage in the ultimate cat and mouse game to save the one they love.
Rani Mukerji’s ‘Mardaani 2’ is a film that will disturb and grip you at the same time. A heroine and a bad guy is quite unusual for Hindi cinema with terrifying suspense, understated messaging that is woven into the characterisation and top-notch performances by Mukerji and Vishal Jethwa. No-frills storytelling style all add up to making ‘Mardaani 2’ a family entertainer, highly intelligent, polished thriller.