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5 Cop-Based Dramas On OTT You Must Watch

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With Sonakshi Sinha’s new Amazon Prime series Dahaad vowing critics and fans alike, there’s never been a better time to be invested in a fictionalised Police drama on Indian television. In a similar vein, here are five other cop dramas you can watch on streaming platforms:

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Sacred Games (Netflix)Sacred Games arguably established Netflix’s presence in India, with its gripping narrative and equally interesting characters keeping us entertained in its two-season run. Directed by the likes of Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, this Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui should be on the top of your binge list.

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The Family Man (Amazon Prime Video)While technically not a “cop” drama, Amazon Prime’s The Family Man has been a critical success for the platform, thanks to the talent of Raj and DK and of course Manoj Bajpayee playing a spy, trying to catch India’s most wanted while balancing his family life.

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Paatal Lok (Amazon Prime Video)Pataal Lok established the narrative that you don’t need a big-name star to tell a good story. Based in Delhi, the show follows Jaideep Ahlawat as a low-profile cop trying to bring down a murky criminal conspiracy, while struggling with the ever-changing narrative.

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Delhi Crime (Netflix)What can be said about this Emmy-award-winning show which isn’t already said? Following the horrific Delhi gang rape in 2012, the first season of the show starring Shefali Shah surprised everyone with its realistic portrayal of an active investigation and the price police officers have to pay to get to the bottom of it.

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Bhaukaal (MX Player)A rather under-the-radar offering from MX Player, Bhaukaal follows Mohit Raina as an SSP, Naveen Sikhera who’s on a mission to clean crime from his city, but often finds himself battling corruption and law and order disarray.