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From Dark Web to Paap: 6 Recent thriller web series to binge-watch on Hoichoi

Hia Datta

Hia Datta
Jul 12, 2021

Nothing thrills like a thriller and if the feeling could be sustained over the episodic structure of a web series, the adrenaline rush only goes up. Thrillers are slowly pacing up to be one of the go-to genres in Bengali digital content, with new titles dropping on Hoichoi every year. Psychological, dramatic, romantic to cybercrime or serial killing, every niche has a separate fanbase. But some like the taste of various sub-genres of thrillers. For them in particular and thriller lovers in general, here are 6 recent thriller web series that are streaming on Hoichoi for you to binge-watch, if you haven’t already.

1
Dark Web
6.9OTTplay Rating
Dark Web: Dangers of the dark web come alive in this web series that marks the web content debut of Saheb Chatterjee. It revolves around his character Indra who hacks into a portal unknowingly while surfing for video games. The web series begins with a game which is another name for the infamous 'Blue Whale Game’ that led youngsters to suicide and is a disturbing story of how Indra, his brother and his family get trapped into the dark web.
2
Rahasya Romancha Series
7.6OTTplay Rating
Rahasya Romancha: This three-season long web series grapples with different themes. The intricate plot-line follows a crime lord who helms an organisation of hired killers, a private investigator with a rare neuropsychiatric condition as the characters explore aspects of serial killing. It is directed by Abhirup Ghosh and stars Priyanka Sarkar, Rudranil Ghosh, Kanchan Mullick, Sayoni Ghosh, Biswanath Basu and Souman Bose as the lead cast.
3
Shobdo Jobdo
6.9OTTplay Rating
Shobdo Jobdo: Sougata Sinha, played by Rajat Kapoor, is a US-based bestselling fiction writer who returns to Kolkata for the promotional tour of his upcoming novel, but in this city, his past comes up to settle scores with him. His seeming ex-girlfriend, who had died by suicide many years ago challenges him, or does she? The troubled writer tries to escape from the blackmailing and reaches a resort where truths are only to get murkier and dirtier.
4
Six
5.9OTTplay Rating
Six: This psychological thriller is a short web series that begins with Soumyojit Ray, played by Arjun Chakraborty, shown waiting for his wife Rikhia at a restaurant. She is nowhere to be seen but a letter from her colleague Razia announces her unwillingness to stay with him anymore. As Soumyojit reaches home, he finds her murdered and becomes the prime suspect.
5
Bonyo Premer Golpo
6.8OTTplay Rating
Bonyo Premer Golpo: Think of a romantic thriller mashed with a whodunit in a weird plot, and this series fits the bill. All limits of love are crossed with murder and chaos for the object of desire. Mrinalini Sinha Roy aka Mini played by Tanushree Chakraborty is a sociologist who visits correctional centres to interact with accused rapists and murderers in order to understand criminal psychology and find a sociological solution to the social issue of rape. The series begins with three criminals escaping, one of whom leaves behind a lascivious letter for Mini. Now it is up to Subroto, played by Saheb Bhattacharya, who is assigned on the investigation to track them down and get to the truth, where things might not be as they seem on the surface.
6
Paap
6.6OTTplay Rating
Paap: Durga Puja is easily the most auspicious festival in Bengal. But here it takes a sinister turn from a happy gathering of family members and close kin to a site of death and spilled secrets. An unwelcome guest brings his cloudy past and long-held uncomfortable secrets of the family into the cheer and chatter of the Durga Puja celebration of a family. Two dead bodies are found in the Puja Ghor, promptly turning it into a crime scene. Puja Banerjee made her debut in this series that has Saheb Bhattacharya, Solanki Roy, Rahul Banerjee, Ishani Das, Rajat Ganguly, Bhaswar Chattopadhyay, Priyanka Mondal and others in important roles.
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