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From Aarya to Rangbaaz: Indian crime shows you must binge-watch if you loved Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo

If you have already watched Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo and loved it, here are other Indian crime shows that you should binge-watch.

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Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo

Helmed by Homi Adajania, Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo is getting rave reviews and social media buzz for its fictional Rann Pradesh and its drug empire run by four tough-as-nails women. Featuring Dimple Kapadia, Isha Talwar, Angira Dhar, and Radhika Madan in the lead roles, the crime show is leading the path for women-centred Hindi content on OTT platforms.

Dimple Kapadia plays Rani Baa in Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo. Raped and left to die in the desert, Rani builds the cartel under the name, Raani Cooperative, with her daughters-in-law Bijlie and Kajal, and daughter Shanta. Kapadia bosses over every frame and her accent brings to mind the fine grain of desert sand of Rajasthan and is unmissable. Her performance seems to have come from deep within and leaves doubt if someone else could have pulled it off the way she nailed it.

Rani Baa’s two NRI sons Harish and Kapil have no clue what is about to unfold when they land in Rann Pradesh for Janmashtami celebrations. Things get intense when Rani Baa announces her decision to name one of the six (including the sons) as her heir. With the meta-theme laid out, the background has many side stories blossoming. Bijlie has an affair with DJ Naina and Shanta’s relationship with the ‘brother from another mother’ Dhiman. Amid all the simulated sex and heavy breathing, drama, and two villains, Monk and Dil Samson, plotting against the cartel, Rani Baa shines through.

If you have already watched Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo and loved it, here are other Indian crime shows that you should binge-watch.

Aarya on Disney+Hotstar

Featuring Sushmita Sen, Aarya marks the OTT debut of the ex-Miss Universe. Co-created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi, the plot revolves around Aarya whose husband Tej is murdered. Her life turns upside down as she discovers dark secrets that almost destroy her family.

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To protect her loved ones, Aarya joins a mafia gang, yes, what else, to avenge her husband’s murder. With phenomenal performances, the show has been nominated for International Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series.

Paatal Lok on Amazon Prime

Led by Jaideep Ahlawat, this crime thriller will leave you sick to your stomach as each character is on a hunt and out for blood. Ahlawat plays cynical cop Hathi Ram Chaudhary who lands a high-profile case of an assassination gone wrong by sheer accident. It also stars Abhishek Banerjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Neeraj Kabi in titular roles.

Mirzapur on Amazon Prime

If you haven’t heard about this series, you probably were on some inter-planetary vacation. Featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, this crime show will keep you hooked to the end. Led by Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya, Mirzapur is about a gun cartel run by him. His son Munna dreams of the day he will be named the heir. However, things go haywire when a shootout at a wedding kills Guddu and Bablu, the sons of lawyer Ramakant Pandit. Then it’s all murder and wile.

Jamtara: Sab Ka Number Aayega on Netflix

Featuring Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany and Sparsh Shrivastav among others, Jamtara is a gripping crime-thriller that showcases the biggest scams run from the most popular town for internet and mobile phone scams. The story is led by two young men Sunny and Rocky who run a phishing scam in Jamtara, the town which is almost in neighbouring West Bengal. Soon a corrupt politician and a policeman gets involved with them which changes the game forever.

Ranbaaz on Zee5

Starring Saqib Saleem, Aahana Kumra, Ravi Kishan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, and Ranvir Shorey, Ranbaaz is based on a true story depicting the story of an infamous gangster of Gorakhpur. A 25-year-old boy turns into the deadliest gangster and who would not enjoy it?

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Shaitaan poster: R Madhavan’s intense look impresses fans

The film is all set to hit the theaters on March 8, 2024.

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Excitement has been high for the much awaited supernatural thriller Shaitaan, starring Ajay Devgn. The teaser, which starred Devgn with Jyotika and R Madhavan, captured the interest of moviegoers. In an attempt to maintain the excitement, the makers have now released R Madhavan’s first image from this fascinating supernatural thriller.

Shaitaan, directed by Ajay Devgn, seems to be an exciting cinematic experience that will create audience anticipation when the first cast and  film’s theme are revealed.

The actor’s intense and fierce look from the much awaited supernatural thriller Shaitaan was revealed on Instagram by the film’s directors. The intriguing presence of Madhavan enhances the film’s fascination. The caption said, “#Shaitaan, Main Hoon! Taking over theaters on March 8, 2024 “increases anticipation for the film’s release.

Comment sections were inundated with praise from fans for his role in the movie. A person said, he got goosebumps. Another user said, R Madhav’s intense look is impressive. This movie will be a blockbuster only because of him, a third user said. A fourth user said, Maddy is quite convincing in the movie. A fifth user said, Madhavan sir, wow what a change really stunning. Others also dropped fire emoji in the comment section.

Shaitaan explores the age-old conflict between good and evil while providing an exciting cinematic story. An intriguing and thrilling watching experience is suggested by the teaser and posters that have been released. The film, which is slated to open in theaters on March 8, 2024, is presented by Jio Studios, Devgn Films, and Panorama Studios.

The film is directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Ajay Devgn, Jyoti Deshpande, Kumar Mangat Pathak, and Abhishek Pathak. The film promises to be an interesting look at the never-ending struggle between opposing forces.

Khushiyaan Bator Lo, the first song from Shaitaan, was recently released by the makers on Panorama Music, perfectly encapsulating the joy of family life. In the song, Ajay Devgn, Jyotika, Janki Bodiwala, and Aangad Maaholay can be seen having a happy family vacation. However, they are abruptly interrupted by a stranger, hinting at the disturbance of their peace that will occur in the movie.

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Don 3: Kiara Advani to play female lead in Farhan Akhtar film

Kiara Advai is all set to play female lead opposite Ranveer Singh in Don 3.

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Farhan Khan-helmed Don 3, starring Ranveer Singh, has finally got its female lead. Taking to social media today, Excel Entertainment shared a small clip making a special announcement that Kiara Advani will play the lead role in the upcoming film.

Kiara posted on X, formerly Twitter, saying, thrilled to be part of the iconic Don franchise and to be working with this incredible team. She also said she will need everyone’s love and support as she embarks on this exciting journey together, and she added a clapper board emoji.

The director-producer of the film, Farhan Akhtar, posted a clip on X, and welcomed Kiara Adavni to the Don universe.

Meanwhile, in August 2023, with a special announcement video, Farhan announced that Ranveer Singh will play the new Don in the third installment of the popular franchise. Ranveer was seated in a building with his back to the camera in the teaser. After introducing himself as Don and lighting up a cigarette, he turned to face the camera. The role was previously portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

A formal announcement regarding the remaining Don 3 cast is still pending. There has always been an air of excitement, gripping action, and memorable moments around the Don series. In Don 2, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Boman Irani all played significant roles in the film. In 2006, Don 2 was released, which at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival took home the Best Asian Film award.

Then, in 2011, a sequel was released, and it quickly became popular. In Don 2, Hrithik Roshan played a cameo. Farhan’s directorial was a remake of 1978’s Don, featuring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

On workfront, Kiara Adavi was last seen in Satya Prem Ki Katha with Kartik Aryan. She will be next seen in Game Changer alongside Ram Charan. However, the film’s official release date is still awaited.

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Maharani 3 trailer: Huma Qureshi returns as Rani Bharti, seeks revenge in new season

Maharani 3, starring Huma Qureshi as Rani Bharti, will be available on SonyLIV, on March 7, 2024.

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Huma Qureshi starrer web series Maharani is all set for its 3rd season. To create more excitement about the web series, the maker have today dropped the trailer of its highly awaited season. Huma Qureshi, who is playing the role of homemaker-turned-politician Rani Bharti, can be seen seeking revenge.

The trailer gives us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming season, which picks up where the second season left off. The most intriguing moments and exchanges from the series are featured in the two-minute, thirty-second trailer.

The trailer begins with a jailed and politically helpless Rani Bharti, who later emerges and this time, she knows what she needs to do to exact revenge on her enemies. In the trailer, Huma can be also seen saying a powerful dialogue in Hindi, Bandook kamjor log chalate hai, samajdaar log dimaag, which translates in English, the weak fire guns, the wise ones use their brains, which hints that this time she is fierce.

Subhash Kapoor is the creator of Maharani 3, while Saurabh Bhave is the director. The series is written by Subhash Kapoor, Nandan Singh, and Umashankar Singh. Along with Huma Qureshi Anuja Sathe, Vineet Kumar, Pramod Pathak, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Anuja Sathe, Sushil Pandey, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya, can be seen in pivotal roles. Maharani 3 will be available on SonyLIV, on March 7, 2024.

The first season released in 2021 which received positive reviews from the critics as well as audiences. The first season drew some inspiration from Bihar politics in 1990, when Rabri Devi became Chief Minister following Lalu Prasad Yadav’s imprisonment. The second season released in August 2022, which was also a similar hit.

Meanwhile, on work front, Huma Qureshi will be next seen in a film titled Pooja Meri Jaan.

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