Rangbaaz Season 1 (8.9/10)
ZEE5 is focused on bringing unique stories to audiences through their original series. Examples include series like Rejctx and Kaafir and digital premieres like Dream Girl and The Tashkent Files. If you find yourself scrolling endlessly on ZEE5 to find the best show to watch, here’s a list that can help you out. We searched IMDb and picked out the highest rated series and movies on ZEE5.
1. Rangbaaz Season 1 (8.9/10)
If you haven’t seen the first season of Rangbaaz yet, you are truly missing out. This series is one of the highest rated gangster based crime shows in India. Saqib Saleem plays the role of Shiv Prakash Shukla based on the character of a real-life criminal. This series received rave reviews from audiences.
2. Kark Rogue (8.9/10)
Kark Rogue is a one-of-a-kind medical thriller which is not seen often on TV. The series exposes malpractices in the medical industry, following a female surgeon who uncovers a sinister connection between the bodies she dissects. This dark and gritty ZEE5 original series released in Hindi and Bangla before being dubbed into other languages.
3. Kailasapuram (8.9/10)
Kailasapuram is a Telugu ZEE5 Original series dubbed in a number of languages, including Hindi. This series follows the lives of five youngsters in a town called Kailasapura who get addicted to marijuana and become drug peddlers. Their steady descent into the world of crime makes for a fascinating watch.
4. Rejctx (8.8/10)
Rejctx is a coming-of-age story of five teenagers, misfits in school who form a rap group to showcase their talent and create their own identity. It tackles the subjects of bullying, homosexuality, and the complexity of teenage years in general. This series stars two popular faces in the web space, Sumeet Vyas and Kubbra Sait, and is directed by Goldie Behl.
5. Never Kiss Your Best Friend (8.7/10)
Never Kiss Your Best Friend is a romantic comedy series starring Nakuul Mehta and Anya Singh. This series plays with sthe idea that friendships that are more important than relationships, and will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, ultimately restoring your faith in love. This series is based on the book by Sumrit Shahi and is co-written but popular author Durjoy Datta.
6. Jamai 2.0 (8.7/10)
Jamai 2.0 is the digital spin-off of the hit TV soap Jamai Raja. This show brings the same characters, Sid and Roshni played by Achint Kaur, Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma, but in a whole new avatar. While this series holds a special place in the hearts of Jamai Raja fans, the revenge drama is worth a watch even if you have not seen the TV series.
7. The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati
The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati stars Elli Avram and Manav Kaul in this series based on The KM Nanavati case that shook India. The story recreates the 1950’s perfectly in this retelling of the high-profile case. Elli Avram shows her true acting capabilities in this series that you wouldn’t often see in films.
8. Code M (8.7/10)
This Jennifer Winget starrer has been raking in good reviews ever since it’s release. Code M is an important series that talks about the politics inside the military and points out how the military is like a mirror to the society we live in as well. Watch out for some solid performances by Jennifer Winget, Rajat Kapoor and Tanuj Virwani.
9. Kaale Dhande (8.7/10)
Kaale Dhande is unlike any show that exists in Marathi films or television. This bold comedy follows a photographer whose life goes to unforeseen and unpredictable places. Kaale Dhande has a young cast of actors like Shubhankar Tawde and Sanskruti Balgude, alongside veteran actor Mahesh Manjrekar.
10. Kaafir (8.5/10)
Kaafir, starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina, is one of the most popular series on ZEE5. This series shows a humane side to the India-Pakistan conflict where one Pakistani woman is jailed in India under the suspicion of being a militant, till a lawyer finds out the truth and decides to help her. This series is based on true events. There is also news of another season being in the works.
11. Karenjit Kaur (8.1/10)
Karenjit Kaur is another of ZEE5’s early shows that became a success. The first two seasons of Karenjit Kaur told the story of Sunny Leone, a person that every man and woman has some opinion about. In this series, she bares her life story and speaks of the sheer bravery it took her to make the decisions she did.
12. The Tashkent Files (8/10)
The Tashkent Files is an important film that tries to find out the truth behind the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri. This film touched on a topic rarely spoken about openly, but one that has been on our minds as a nation for decades now. This film made a notable impact upon its release in theaters and its digital premiere on ZEE5.
13. Love Bites (8/10)
Love Bites is another ZEE5 Original based on a novel. This series follows the life of a teenager, Vishwas, who moves to a big city from Panchgani and meets seven women in seven days. All of them teach him important lessons about love and life. This series stars Anshuman Malhotra, Priyal Gor, Raima Sen, along with a cast of talented actresses.
14. Abhay (7.8/10)
Abhay stars Kunal Kemmu as an investigative journalist who tries to solve murder mysteries. This crime thriller series is based on real-life crimes stories and gets even more gripping with every new episode.
15. The Chargesheet: Innocent Or Guilty (7.7/10)
The Chargesheet: Innocent Or Guilty is a strong story backed by even better actors like Sikander Kher, Arunoday Singh, Shiv Panditt and Tridha Choudhury. This series investigates the murder of Shiraz Malik, a national champion on table tennis. The series is a perfect example of politics and how the people in power twist the truth to serve their own purpose.
16. Geetha Govindam (7.7/10)
Geetha Govindam is a Telugu romantic comedy that became popular across multiple languages. Vijay Deverakonda won heart with his chocolate boy role and his chemistry with co-actor Rashmika Mandanna make this film a comfortable watch with your partner.
17. The Final Call (7.4/10)
Arjun Rampal made his digital debut in the ZEE5 Original Series The Final Call. This series tells the story of a commercial pilot suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies, who tries to kill himself during a flight. By a twist of fate, he is instead put in charge of saving all the passengers on board. Watch out for stellar performances by Sakshi Tanwar and Neeraj Kabi among others.
18. Tigers (7.3/10)
Tigers by Emraan Hashmi was unable to release for years before it became a ZEE5 Original and began collecting appreciation and awards. This film is based on the true story of a common man who fights against an international company that sold baby formula which killed babies. Oscar-winning producer Guneet Monga has called Tigers the most difficult film of her career.
19. Auto Shankar (7.2/10)
Auto Shankar is another ZEE5 Original based on a true story that became widely popular. This series tells the story of Gowri Shankar, the serial killer, who had cast a reign of terror over Chennai during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
20. Barot House (7.2/10)
Barot House, the ZEE5 Original film, is based on true incidents. This film tells the story of a gruesome murder that rocked a seemingly perfect family. This nail-biting thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Watch the recently released Original Series ‘It Happened In Calcutta‘ that opened with an astonishing 9.9 rating within 4 days on IMDb, streaming now on ZEE5.