As Juhi Chawla makes her highly awaited OTT debut with Hush Hush, here are a few thrilling web shows featuring strong female leads that should be a part of your watchlist.
Last Updated: 05.10 AM, Sep 22, 2022
Fans were rewarded for their patient wait when Hush Hush finally made its way onto the silver screen on Thursday. The murder mystery web series had gotten fans excited for a number of reasons, including the stellar cast consisting of Juhi Chawla, Ayesha Jhulka and Soha Ali Khan, and the compelling premise. The fact that the series also marks Juhi’s first OTT outing is another reason that has fans delighted.
The OTT sphere has given cinephiles quite a few gripping murder mysteries to binge watch, and many of them featured some badass female leads every little girl can look upto. Gone are the days when women were nudged to the sidelines as supporting characters and victims in murder mysteries, with complex, layered female characters taking the narrative forward. As Hush Hush premieres on Amazon Prime Video, take a look at some other murder mystery and thriller web shows centred around strong female characters:
Starring Shefali Shah and Rasika Dugal in lead roles, Delhi Crime is based on the real life 2012 Delhi gang rape that shook the nation. The first season of the series follows the story of a police officer who is tasked with bringing the criminals responsible for the crime to justice. The first season of the series won the International Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, becoming the first Indian show to bag the accolade. The first two seasons of Delhi Crime can be streamed on Netflix.
In recent times, a number of Bollywood stars made a splash in the OTT world by headlining some gripping shows, and Raveena Tandon was one of them. Raveena made her OTT debut with the Netflix series Aranyak. Set in a small town in Himanchal Pradesh, the murder mystery followed the story of two police officers who try to get to the bottom of a gruesome murder case involving a young girl. The series also featured Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana and Taneesha Joshi in pivotal roles.
When the brutal murder of a school student rocks the quaint misty town of Rudrakund, a policewoman is tasked with getting to the bottom of the case, and sets her sights on a teacher exhibiting strange behaviour. Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy star in the web series directed by Ashish R Shukla. Candy can be streamed on Voot.
A woman’s world is turned upside down on the sudden death of her daughter. When she realises that there might be more to her daughter’s death than meets the eye, the timid woman gets sucked into a world of crime, and becomes hell bent on avenging her daughter’s death. The series, starring Sakshi Tanwar, Wamiqa Gabbi and Raima Sen, the series is available for streaming on Netflix.
Sushmita Sen made a roaring comeback to the silver screen in Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi’s Aarya. The thriller series revolved around the story of Aarya Sareen, a woman who is forced into the world of the drug mafia after her husband is murdered. The Disney+ Hotstar series, which marked Sushmita’s digital debut, had been nominated at the International Emmy Awards for best Drama series.