Suspense dramas are gripping and extremely entertaining. Depending on the nature of the characters, such shows can be given a serious or a funny tone, which makes them relevant to a variety of audiences. Back in the 90s and early 2000s, there were many TV shows that were based on this genre. And many of these shows had a different spin that made them stand out from one another and gain individual popularity. So, when you look back and think of these shows, you do get nostalgic and wish that it’s about time that they make a comeback on television. Wondering which shows are we talking about? Read on to find out.
The smart detective with his slightly dimwitted assistant trying to solve crimes – the combination was super fun to watch. This show had a balance between serious and funny moments that made it so popular. The show featured Pankaj Kapur and Sushmita Mukherjee in lead roles.
This show was about a private detective, Byomkesh Bakshi. This Bengali detective or 'Satyanweshi' as he liked calling himself, helped police solve criminal cases. Featuring noted actor Rajit Kapur in the titular role and directed by Basu Chatterjee, the series has developed a cult following over the years.
This show was not a typical action-filled crime-fighting show but a rather funny one featuring Farooq Sheikh who played the role of Prem Kumar Choubey, a guy with special hearing abilities. With his powers, Mr. Choubey lands in sticky situations and ends up helping the police. He may not have been a proper Indian superhero like Shaktimaan but he sure had the abilities to be one.
Inspired by Charlie’s Angels, this show featured three beautiful “angels”, Malini Sharma, Nafeesa Joseph, and Kuljeet Randhawa. We won’t blame you if you had a crush on these crime-fighting beauties.
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In this show, Supriya Pilgaonkar played the role of a housewife, Sushma Jawahar Singh, who moonlighted as a private detective. With the help of her sidekick played by Kabir Sadanand, she outsmarts the bad guys and solves a lot of cases. Sushma was a badass mom and was a lot of fun to see her in action.
This show was about a group of highly intelligent investigators who solve crimes that are meticulously executed. With their experience and their presence of mind, they cracked these cases and bring justice to the people.
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