Women-Centric murder mysteries: This is for the crime fiction and murder mystery fans and anyone who wants to get started.
We’ve probably read crime fiction all our lives. From Agatha Christie to P.D James, we’re well versed with the husbands who poison their wives and the wives who stab their husbands.
Murder mysteries and thrillers keep us on our toes but we love it. The satisfaction of finally solving the mystery at the end of the film or series is what keeps our interest going. With the rise of digital streaming platforms in India, you can now stream them all the time from your home now.
During the on-going pandemic lockdowns, here are five women-centric murder mysteries you can binge on for the time being.
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Six is a web series that revolves around the murder of a successful and wealthy businessman on New Year’s Eve. As investigating officer Ruhana Dhulaap untangles the details, she finds six women in connection to the case.
The six women who are identified as mistresses to the deceased. However, they are all unaware of each other. But all these women had met the deceased on the night of his death.
Mandira Bedi stars as the police officer Ruhana Dhulaap in the series. Other actors are Dipannita Sharma, Nauheed Cyrusi, Sulaghna Panigrahi, Urmilla Kothare, Shraya Sharma, Sharma Vibhoutee, Manasi Rachh, among others.
The Six series is available on Disney+Hotstar.
The Girl On The Train (2021)
The Girl On The Train is an adaptation of a novel by Paula Hawkins which is titled the same. The film is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment.
In the film, the protagonist is an alcoholic and troubled divorcee. She then finds herself entangled in a murder investigation that she has no idea of. Who will end up convicted?
Parineeti Chopra stars as the lead. The film also features actors Avinash Tiwary, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Kirti Kulhari among others. The Girl On the Tain can be streamed on Netflix.
Game Over (2019)
Game Over is one of the outstanding women-centric murder mysteries starring Taapsee Pannu. Pannu is known for her performance in various thrillers and mysteries. Her new film Haseen Dillruba, another murder mystery, is also set to come out soon.
Game Over is a story of Swapna, a successful game designer. However, she suffers from major PTSD and tries to keep mysterious invaders out of her house.
The film starts with a scene where a serial killer murders a girl suffering from cancer. He wraps her head in plastic and later beheads her and sets her body on fire. You can watch Game Over on Netflix.
7 Khoon Maaf (2017)
Yet another adaptation! 7 Khoon Maaf is a movie adaptation of the short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond. Priyanka stars as the protagonist named Susanna Anna Marie.
Besides Chopra, the cast also stars Vivaan Shah, Irrfan Khan, Annu Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Aleksandr Dyachenko, Naseeruddin Shah, and Usha Uthup,
Susanna Anna Marie is a seductive Anglo-Indian woman. She is also a femme fatale. However, a twist comes when she continues to cause the deaths of her lovers in her unending quest for love. How many bodies will she end up with?
7 Khoon Maaf can be watched on Netflix.
Co-written, co-produced and directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani stars Vidya Balan. Balan will also be soon seen in the upcoming film Sherni.
In Kahaani, Balan plays the character of a pregnant woman who is in search of her missing husband in Kolkata during Durga Puja. Later, she discovers that her husband has been murdered. Due to the shock, she suffers a miscarriage
The film follows her in her journey to avenge her husband and unborn child’s death. Kahaani can be streamed on Netflix.