Auto Shankar, Karoline Kamakshi: 5 Best ZEE5 Original Series Released in 2019

In the year 2019, Zee5 acquired as well as released several original series. Check out the best ones from the year.

Best Original series

The year 2019 saw some interesting originals, released on ZEE5. Right from crime thrillers like Auto Shankar and Nisha, to comedies like Karoline Kamakshi and Mrs Subbalakshmi, the platform offered a plethora of amazing content, that proved to be binge-worthy. Many of the shows received tremendous acclaim and good reception from the critics and audiences.

Watch Zee5 Original show Nisha right here.

However, if you couldn’t get time to watch these ZEE5 originals, sit back with a tub of popcorn and kickstart your binge-watch sessions right away! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Check out the list of shows that you can watch, below.


Thiravam Series
Thiravam on Zee5

Starring Prasanna, Indhuja, John Vijay and Kaali Venkat in pivotal roles, the series follows the life of a small-time scientist, who claims to have invented a ‘herbal fuel’ and focuses on the setbacks that he faces for the same.

Karoline Kamakshi

Karoline Kamakshi
A still from Karoline Kamakshi (Source: Zee5)

The ZEE5 Original starring Meena, Georgia, Angelina and Anto, revolves around a daring French detective Karoline, and her traditional TamBrahm associate Kamakshi, who join forces to catch a ruthless drug lord.


Rangbaaz movie poster
Rangbaaz poster

A dubbed version of the Hindi Original ZEE5 series, the plot is set against the background of Gorakhpur from the 1990s, centering around the notorious gangster Shri Prakash Shulka. The series stars Saquib Saleem, Aahana Kumra, Ravi Kishan, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Ranvir Shorey in pivotal roles and has also won awards and critical acclaim.

Police Diary 2.0

A still of Sakshi from Police Diary 2.0

The ZEE5 Original revolves around four police officers with a lead SP, who runs the ‘Special Task Force’ and handles a plethora of real-life inspired cases. The show stars Santosh Prathap, John Kokken, Anjana Jayaprakash, and Pooja Ramachandran.

Auto Shankar

Auto Shankar
A still from Auto Shankar (Source: Zee5)

The crime thriller follows the life of serial killer Gowri Shankar, known famously as ‘Auto Shankar.’ The criminal terrorises the streets of Chennai, by killing six people within two years. The original series follows shades of the serial killer, that not many know about. It stars Appani Sarath as the protagonist.

What’s Up Velakkari

What's Up Velakkari
Source: ZEE5

What’s Up Velakkari revolves around Jessi, an ultra-modern and tech-savvy maid, who is an integral part of her employer Natraj’s life. Things get complicated when Natraj’s newly-wed wife feels jealous of Jessi’s tech-savvy skills and her chemistry with Natraj. Starring Dhanya Balakrishna as the uber-savvy maid Jessi, the series also features Rakendu Mouli, Abhirami Iyer and Praveen Kumar M in pivotal roles. Watch it now as it is currently streaming free on ZEE5. Stay tuned!

For more such entertaining content, watch Rettai Roja, now streaming on ZEE5.