The web medium has witnessed phenomenal growth in content and popularity in 2019. The space has expanded its potential, bombarding the audience with a plethora of options in different languages. In fact, the variety is in such great abundance that it is almost confusing what to watch and what not. At least, when streaming on ZEE5, we bet it won’t be easy picking a good watch because there is so much you still haven’t binge-watched. So before 2019 comes to an end, we have compiled a list of 15 ZEE5 Original web series and films you should catch up before we welcome 2020. Trust us, you gotta take a month off to get up to speed!
Kaafir is a ZEE5 Original drama series starring Dia Mirza, Mohit Raina, and Dishita Jain. The narrative orbits around Dia’s character Kainaaz, a Pakistani woman, accidentally crosses the border and is presumed to be a militant. During her imprisonment in India, she gives birth to a daughter, Sehar. When journalist Vedant discovers their story, he sets out to seek justice for the innocent mother and daughter. In its review, The Quint stated Kaafir is a “beautiful journey of love, humanity, and sacrifice.” Catch a glimpse here:
2. Posham Pa
Posham Pa is a ZEE5 Original psychological thriller starring Mahie Gill, Sayani Gupta, and Ragini Khanna. Inspired by true events, the film narrates the spine-chilling story of India’s first female duo to be given the death penalty for committing a series of murders. The story revolves around a mother who coerces her daughters into a life of crime. Watch the “winningly performed, dark and disturbing peek into fractured humanity,” as described by glamsham.com, here.
3. Barot House
Starring Amit Sadh, Manjari Fadnnis, and Aaryan Menghji, Barot House was lauded by the classes, masses and critics alike. Inspired by real-life events, the story revolves around the loving Barot family whose happiness is short-lived after their daughter is brutally murdered in the house under mysterious circumstances. Enjoy this jaw-dropping thriller that delivers an edge of the seat entertainment with some great performances by its lead cast, according to Times Now, only on ZEE5.
4. The Final Call
The Final Call is ZEE5’s first show based on a book. Adapted on Priya Kumar’s I Will Go With You: The Flight of A Lifetime, the psychological thriller series revolves around different aspects of life. A pilot Karan Sachdev (Arjun Rampal) has resolved to end his life, mid-air, putting every passenger travelling on his plane in danger. Amongst the passengers is an astrologer blessed with a futuristic eye, a business tycoon with strong instincts, a troubled lover and a young chap. Will Karan risk the lives of his passengers?
5. Jamai 2.0
Jamai 2.0 is a ZEE5 Original series starring Ravi Dubey, Nia Sharma, and Achint Kaur. This romantic thriller is the digital sequel of the popular television series Jamai Raja. Roshni’s mother, Durga Devi, owns a chain of night clubs in the city and has a firm grip on the city’s nightlife. Their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet Sid, a man with a dark past.
Hutatma is a ZEE5 Original series starring Anjali Patil, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Sachin Khedekar, and Arif Zakaria. Based on Meena Deshpande’s novel of the same name, the series narrates the story of how the state of Maharashtra came into existence with Bombay as its capital. Get ready to discover the epic story of the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement and the struggles of the Marathi manus. Watch the series here.
7. Badnaam Gali
Badnaam Gali is a ZEE5 Original comedy drama movie starring Divyenndu Sharma, Patralekhaa, Dolly Ahluwalia and Paritosh Sand. When Randeep moves to Delhi, he meets Noyonika, an unmarried pregnant woman with a questionable character. However, when Randeep discovers the truth, he stops judging her and develops a strong bond with her. This Mother’s Day, enjoy this comedy drama which revolves around surrogacy and motherhood.
8. Auto Shankar
Auto Shankar is a ZEE5 Tamil Original starring Sarath Appani, Selvapandian, Rajesh Dev and Vasudha in lead roles. The story is based on the shocking true incidents that occurred between 1985-1995 in Chennai, still remembered as ‘Once upon a time in Madras’. Witness the dreaded journey of Auto Shankar who kept the city under his gripping fear for nearly 10 years!
9. 377 Ab Normal
377 अब Normal is a ZEE5 Original film starring Sid Makkar, Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra and Shashank Arora. Inspired by true events, this emotional drama narrates the journey of five petitioners who challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Witness the struggles of the LGBT community and the landmark judgment that marked the beginning of a new era of equality in India.
10. Mission Over Mars
Based on true events, Mission Over Mars is a ZEE5 Original drama series starring Mona Singh, Sakshi Tanwar, Nidhi Singh, and Palomi Ghosh. The series depicts the inspiring story of four women who played a pivotal role in making India’s Mars Orbiter Mission a thundering success. Watch the personal and professional challenges these women had to battle to make India proud, on ZEE5.
11. High Priestess
High Priestess is a 2019 thriller ZEE5 Telugu Original starring Amala Akkineni and Kishore Kumar in lead roles. The story revolves around Swathi Reddy, a tarot card reader and psychic, who deals with peculiar cases and clients that make her experience the supernatural powers around her.
12. Sex, Drugs & Theatre
Sex Drugs & Theatre is a ZEE5 Marathi Original starring Shalva Kinjawadikar, Mitali Mayekar, Nayannah Mukey, Aadish Vaidya, Suyassh Zunzurke, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sujay Dahake, Pravin Tarde and Sunil Barve. After a medical student commits suicide, the college decides to revive its cultural activities to help the students tackle stress. Six students, whose lives revolve around drugs and sex, unwillingly come together to stage a play and participate in a prestigious competition.
13. Gods of Dharmapuri
Gods Of Dharmapuri (G.O.D) is a 2019 ZEE5 Telugu Original action drama web series starring Raj Deepak Shetty, Sruthy Jayan, Satyadev Kancharla, and Karthik Ratnam. Set in the 1960s and 1970s, the story revolves around the mining mafia bubble that takes Pratap Reddy from rags to riches, as he seeks control over Dharmapuri through sheer violence and ruthlessness. The situation, however, changes when Pratap becomes the target of his friends and family.
Bhram is a ZEE5 Original psychological thriller series starring Kalki Koechlin, Eijaz Khan, Sanjay Suri and Bhumika Chawla. The story revolves around a female novelist who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and goes through many eccentric emotions while pursuing a story.
15. Date with Saie
Date with Saie is a ZEE5 Marathi Original starring Sai Tamhankar as herself. The story revolves around a popular actress who is stalked by a fan, who places cameras to track her moves and make a film on her life. What happens when Saie finds out about the cameras and the crazy fan posing a threat to her private life?