The chilling premises of all those Contagion and Pandemic type movies has become a creepy and unbelievable reality of our lives. As society comes to a grinding halt for the next few weeks, or maybe even months, there is nothing to do but hunker down in the safety of your home and wait it out. If you've had an overdose of the news and need a break from the new normal, check out these top picks to Netflix and Quarantine.
Synopsis: A group of small-town young men run a lucrative phishing operation, until a corrupt politician wants in on their scheme -- and a cop wants to fight it.
Opinion: Gritty setting, superior performances, and a gripping storyline makes this a top pick for anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
Synopsis: A mysterious phone call from an anonymous man leads police officer Sartaj Singh on a chase around Mumbai in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.
Starring:Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Aamir Bashir, Surveen Chawla, Radhika Apte, Ranvir Shorey
Genre: Crime TV Drama
Opinion: If you're late to the Sacred Games party, it's not too late! A true Anurag Kashyap offering, this show catapulted Nawazudding Siddiqui to the spotlight with his epic portrayal of the crime boss, Ganesh Gaitonde, as well one of the best performances of Saif Ali Khan's career.
Synopsis: A cohabiting couple in their 20s navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships and finding themselves in contemporary Mumbai.
Starring: Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar
Opinion: A glimpse into modern millennial life in Mumbai reveals that human nature is the same everywhere - we all just want to find love, we all just want to find ourselves, and it is in the little things in life that we find both.
Synopsis: When a 14-year-old boy tries out for Mumbai's under-19 cricket team and meets his older brother's rival, everything in his world begins to change.
Opinion: For any cricket fan and anyone who has played gully cricket, this gritty and heartfelt show brings back lots of childhood memories and emotions.
Synopsis: Based on the 2017 eponymous novel by Prayaag Akbar, Leila follows the story of Shalini, who tries to find her missing daughter in a totalitarian regime in the near future called Aryavarta.
Starring: Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Leysha Mange, Seema Biswas, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri, Arif Zakaria
Genre: Dystopian Drama
Opinion: For viewers of The Handmaid's Tale, this premise may seem jaded, however, the Aryavarta setting and the gripping performances make this a compelling watch.
Synopsis: Based on the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Case that is famously known as the Nirbhaya Case, this series delves into the behind the scenes of the investigation that followed the brutal incident. While there is some minor dramatization of events, the story is extremely gripping when told from the female Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vartika Chaturvedi's point of view.
Opinion: Horror lovers will like this story which is reminiscent of the Goosebumps series.
Bard of Blood
Synopsis: When four Indian intelligence officers are compromised before they can relay an important piece of information to India, an Ex-RAW Agent is tasked with finding them on an off-the-books covert mission.