Road To Justice: 5 Gritty Cop Thrillers Like Abhay 2 on ZEE5 That Are True To Life

These films and series on ZEE5 give a realistic portrayal of cops while being high-octane action and psychological thrillers

Cop Thrillers to watch on ZEE5

It’s not easy being a cop and facing crime and criminals on a day-to-day basis. While films like Simmba, Singham and such, glorify the role cops play in our society, there are also a few stories that depict the true picture of the work cops put in to ensure our safety. Much like the police detective Abhay who specialises in catching psychopaths and serial killers, cops usually walk the grey area between the right and the wrong.

Watch a promo for the second season of Abhay here.

Here are a few gripping thrillers featuring cops on ZEE5.

1. Abhay

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In season one we see the detective Abhay played by Kunal Kemmu investigating some of the most gruesome murderers in history. This series is based on true crime stories which make it all the more realistic. In the second season, we will we Ram Kapoor playing the role of an antagonist for the first time.


Lalbazaar on ZEE5
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Lalbazaar is a ZEE5 Original series revolving around a set of brave cops at the biggest police station in Kolkata. It shows the kind of criminals and the dark underbelly they deal with to bring some of the most sinister criminals to justice.

3. Shagird

Shagird on ZEE5
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Shagird starring Nana Patekar is one of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s best films. This film looks at the system of corruption in the police and how honest cops face an uphill task in the system which works if everyone just simply goes along with it.

4. Operation Parindey

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Operation Parindey Latest

Operation Parindey tells the true story of the Nabha Jailbreak and the 24-hour chase that followed. Amit Sadh plays the role of the special police assigned to track down the escaped convicts before it is too. He faces numerous obstacles on his way including from within the police itself.

5. Chakravyuh

Chakravyuh film on ZEE5
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Chakrvyuh is a unique film which talks about the Naxalite situation. Arjun Rampal is a cop tasked with putting an end to Naxalite activity in the area for which he sends his good friend and cop undercover as a villager, played by Abhay Deol. While reporting on the Naxalite activity the undercover cop begins to empathise with them and faces conflict as police.

Special Mention: Naxalbari – This is a ZEE5 Original series which will be the first in-depth story about Naxalites in India. Rajeev Khandelwal will be playing the role of a cop who specialises in handling these situations. This story inspired from true incidents will be one to watch out for.

Which is your favourite cop thriller in Hindi cinema? Let us know in the comments below. Watch the trailer for Rajnikanth’s film Darbar, in which he plays a cop, set to make its digital premiere on ZEE5