There’s something about psychological thrillers that terrify us and yet we cannot look away. These stories of psychopaths and murderers are not for the faint-hearted, but they are an accurate depiction of people who certainly exist in our society and hide in plain sight. These stories on ZEE5 highlight the stories of such psychopaths, some of which are based on true characters.
Abhay is one such psychological thriller when a Detective, Abhay (Kunal Kemmu), investigates some of of the most heinous murders. The crimes in this series are based on true incidents and in this season we will see Ram Kapoor as the maniacal villain.
Watch a promo for the new season here.
Here are some of the stories of psychopaths that ace the psychological thriller genre.
Raman Raghav 2.0 – This film is instrumental in the new wave of gritty and gory thrillers that we see today. This film is a fictional version of Raman Raghav one of the most notorious serial killers in Mumbai. Nawazuddin Siddiqui gives a brilliant performance in this film.
Posham Pa – This ZEE5 Original film is based on the story of Seema Gavit and Renuka Shinde. They were the first women to be given the death sentence in India after being accused of killing at least 5 homeless children. Sayani Gupta and Ragini Khanna starred in his highly underrated film.
Auto Shankar – This highly rated Tamil original series dubbed in Hindi is another gory story of a real-life psychopath. Auto Shankar was convicted for murdering nine girls and he was executed in 1995. Actor Appani Sarath played the of Auto Shankar in the series on ZEE5.
Judgementall Hai Kya – This is one of the most unique Bollywood films from recent times. Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut play a deadly game of cat and mouse, where she tries to prove he is a serial killer and he tries to prove she is schizophrenic.
Abhay – Abhay is a series based on true crimes where Detective Abhay comes across some of the most dangerous serial killers. Some of the most heinous crimes include a person who used to eat parts of his victims and one who covered his victims in concrete.
With the trailer of the new season, we can expect the show to get darker and the criminals to get even more unhinged. Which of these dark thrillers was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.