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Best murder mysteries to watch on SonyLIV

SonyLIV is known to offer engaging movies and shows to its viewers. We list the 10 best murder mysteries to watch on the streaming platform anytime, anywhere.

Best murder mysteries to watch on SonyLIV
Best murder mysteries to watch on SonyLIV

Last Updated: 09.42 PM, Mar 25, 2024


SonyLIV has continuously provided audiences with exciting movies a nd shows in the mystery thriller genre. Below are listed some of the best murder mystery series worth watching on the streaming platform anytime. Read on...  

Best murder mysteries to watch on SonyLIV



The struggle in the Kashmir Valley between terrorists and the state-run Special Task Group (STG) is the focal point of Sudhir Mishra's socio-political drama, which is set in 2017. Based on the Israeli TV series Fauda, Tanaav is not just about Kashmir but also about the militants and authorities. The series excels at showing the human side of the "other side" without supporting or endorsing any one viewpoint. It demonstrates the bravery and flaws that all people have, irrespective of their political beliefs and positions.  


Tabbar is based on the character Omkar Singh (Pavan Malhotra) a retired member of the Punjab Police who resides in Jalandhar with his wife and two sons. After returning from Delhi, Gagan Arora, who plays the older son Happy, ends up exchanging a similar-looking bag with another passenger at the train station. Trouble is near when Maheep, the younger brother of businessman-turned-politician Ajeet Sodhi (Ranvir Shorey), comes to return their bag and a fateful event then puts Omkar’s family at risk. The plot of Tabbar explores the extent Omkar will go to keep his family safe while he negotiates a maze of lies and questions.  


Dibyendu Bhattacharya and Harsh Chhaya-starrer Undekhi shows us the two facets of society - the oppressed, who endure years of agony before deciding to seek justice for themselves, and the power-hungry individuals who believe they can get away with anything. Back from the US, Ankur Rathee's character Daman Atwal is thrilled to be returning to India to wed Teji Grewal (Anchal Singh), the love of his life, in a lavish Punjabi ceremony. Things, however, take a surprising turn when he discovers how sick and power-hungry his family is after a senseless murder. Particularly, the town is largely controlled by his vicious cousin Rinku (Surya Sharma) and his foul-mouthed Papaji (Harsh Chhaya). Overall, Undekhi's narrative is just as fascinating as its quirky characters.  


Kafas, featuring Sharman Joshi and Mona Singh in lead roles, tells the story of parents who accept money to remain quiet after their 15-year-old son Sunny (Mikhail Gandhi) is abused by a superstar Vikram Bajaj (Vivan Bhatena). Based on the British drama Dark Money by Levi David Addai, Kafas delves into the realm of black money while highlighting the complexity of human nature and the consequences of our decisions.   

Your Honor

Adapted from the Israeli TV series Kvodo, Your Honor revolves around a judge (Jimmy Shergill) who compromises his ethics to save his son (Pulkit Makol) in a hit-and-run case. The show illustrates how even those sitting at the topmost authority in the legal field will breach the law to protect their families. The series also features Mita Vashisht, Yashpal Sharma and Parul Gulati. 

A Simple Murder

The bizarre plot of the quirky dark comedy A Simple Murder centres on what happens when a woman is killed in unusual circumstances. Manish, a failed businessman, is dealing with a lot in his personal and professional life when he gets sucked into a case of mistaken identity and gets offered Rs 5 lakh to kill a young girl, the daughter of a powerful politician. Manish and his spouse Richa are forced to make decisions during the mayhem that will either satisfy their hunger or restore their sense of self-worth.   

Jehanabad – Of Love & War

Helmed by Sudhir Mishra, this crime thriller series derives inspiration from real-life incidents in Bihar. The narrative centres on the happenings in Jehanabad, a small Bihar town, where the anarchy of the land and naive love are about to collide. While the Naxals plot the largest jailbreak in history to free Naxal commander Deepak Kumar (Parambrata Chatterjee), a romantic relationship is developing between college professor Abhimanyu Singh (Ritwik Bhowmik) and his student Kasturi Mishra (Harshita Gaur). The narrative revolves around love, grief, treachery, and in the end, the human spirit's tenacity.  


Chamak opens with a shot of the fields, with men and women listening to local folk singer Tara Singh (Gippy Grewal) crooning a Punjabi song with his wife Navpreet by his side when the two are shot dead by two unknown men. This series is inspired by the story of folk singer Amar Singh Chamkila, who was gunned down along with wife Amarjot in Punjab's Mehsampur just before their performance.   


Aahat is a whodunit crime thriller with each story focussing on a different aspect of paranormal activity, such as ghosts, zombies, phantoms, possessed objects, evil laughing, and witches and wizards. With its distinct blend of mystery, horror, and high drama, this show offers viewers unmatched entertainment.  

Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley is based on Agatha Christie’s crime mystery novel, The Sittaford Mystery. Vishal adapts the 1931 British novel to Himachal Pradesh's towns of Manali and Solang Valley. The only visual parallels between the original text and the modified one are the snow-covered mountains and old-world homes. Wamiqa Gabbi plays the titular Charlie Chopra, a detective and a Punjabi girl engaged to Jimmy (Vivaan Shah), an entrepreneur detained for the death of his maternal uncle, Brigadier Rawat (Gulshan Grover). Charlie is the one investigating the case. Remarkably, Gulshan—who was notorious for being portrayed as the “bad man” over the years was the one who was slain in this instance. The actor gives the entire plot a haunting sense of mystery that transcends death thanks to his polished manner and underlying evil streak. 

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