New Delhi: Edge-of-seat thrillers are everyone’s favourite and when the protagonist is trapped in a place, time or situation, it just adds to the thrill. Survival dramas are catching everyone’s eye and gaining more audience these days. With Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Mili’ releasing in cinemas, the audience is once again up to watch their protagonist fight for life and escape a situation.
Here is a list of 5 nerve-chilling Indian survival dramas and where to watch them on OTT:
Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Trapped’ has set a standard and developed the taste for survival dramas for the Indian audience. The film revolves around a person who accidentally traps himself in a new apartment with no basic facilities. ‘Trapped’ saw one of the best performances by actor Rajkummar Rao.
The film is streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Zee5.
2. Manjhi: The Mountain Man
Starting as a love story, ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’ becomes a survival story for Manjhi who has to battle a mountain as he vows to break it. The film follows the themes of love, determination and courage. In the movie, the protagonist has to survive the natural calamities and other challenges posed in front of him.
The film has some mesmerizing performances by Nawazuddin Siddique and Radhika Apte. ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’ is available on Netflix.
A married couple comes across a gang and now has to survive in a totally unknown location. ‘NH10’ directed by Navdeep Singh and written by Sudip Sharma has one of the career-best performances by Anushka Sharma. The film also stars Neil Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumaar.
‘NH10’ is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Zee5 and Eros Now.
‘Malayankunju’ is a unique survival thriller starring Fahadh Faasil. The film follows Anikkuttan, an ill-tempered technician when his life is disrupted by a newborn baby bringing up memories from his past. The film is directed by Sajimon Prabhakar and also stars Rajisha Vijayan, John Antony, Jaffer Idukki and others.
The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Written and directed by G.S. Viknesh, ‘O2’ follows a mother and her son trapped in a landslide. They need to survive while the son is running out of oxygen. The 2022 film stars Nayanthara at her best with Rithvik Joshi Raj playing her son.
‘O2’ is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.