Top 5 South Indian web series: Naga Chaitanya’s Dhootha to Amala Paul’s Kudi Yedamaithe

Ready to binge-watch the best South Indian web series? Check out our top 5 picks from Dhootha to Kudi Yedamaithe.

Updated on Jun 19, 2024  |  12:10 PM IST |  392.4K
Top 5 South Indian web series: Dhootha to Kudi Yedamaithe
Top 5 South Indian web series: Dhootha to Kudi Yedamaithe (PC: Naga Chaitanya Instagram)

The South Indian web series industry has emerged slowly, offering several top-notch thriller series. Much like its cinematic counterpart, the South Indian web series business maintains a strong focus on high-quality and content-driven stories. 

Here are five binge-worthy web series from the South that will appeal to thriller fans.

1. Dhootha


  • Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Prachi Desai, Priya Bhavani Shankar
  • Language: Telugu
  • Rating: 7.8/10
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime
  • Timeline: 2023

Dhootha is a horror-thriller directed by Vikram Kumar, who directed blockbuster movies such as Manam and 24. Dhootha is about a journalist Sagar, played by Naga Chaitanya, whose life takes a dark turn when random newspaper predictions begin to unfold accurately in his life. 

Dhootha is one of the best Telugu web series ever made in the thriller genre. 

2. Kerala Crime Files


  • Cast: Lal, Aju Varghese
  • Language: Malayalam
  • Rating: 7.2/10
  • Where to watch: Hotstar
  • Timeline: 2023

Kerala Crime Files, the first major web series of the Malayalam industry, is directed by Ahmed Kabeer, known for the 2018 movie June. 

This South series revolves around a police team investigating the murder of a prostitute. Aju Varghese and Lal are the main actors in this series. Currently, the second season of the series is under production on a bigger canvas.

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3. Suzhal: TheVortex


  • Cast: Kathir, Sriya Reddy, R.Parthibhan, Aishwarya Rajesh
  • Language: Tamil
  • Rating: 8.2/10
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime
  • Timeline: 2022

Suzhal: The Vortex is created by Gayathri-Pushkar, known for their work with Vikram Vedha. This series features R. Parthiban, Kathir, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Sriya Reddy in pivotal roles. 

This police investigative thriller focuses on the disappearance of an underage girl during a temple festival, sparking a riveting investigation.

4. Poacher


  • Cast: Roshan Mathew, Nimisha Sajayan, Kani Kusruti, Dibyendu Bhattacharya.
  • Language: Malayalam
  • Rating: 7.7/10
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime
  • Timeline: 2024

Poacher, Amazon Prime's first Malayalam series, is a thriller produced by Alia Bhatt and created by Richie Mehta. 

Based on the true incidents of ivory poaching in Kerala, the series stars Malayalam actress Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya. This series showcases the mesmerizing Kerala forests as a backdrop.

5. Kudi Yedamaithe 


  • Cast: Amala Paul, Ravi Prakash,Nithya Sri
  • Language: Telugu
  • Rating: 8.2/10
  • Where to watch: Aha Telugu
  • Timeline: 2021
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Kudi Yedamaithe is a Telugu web series which was released in 2021. Starring Amala Paul, it revolves around the concept of the time loop. 

It was created by Ram Vignesh and directed by Pawan Kumar, known for Lucia, U Turn, and Dhoomam. The series also stars Rahul Vijay in a prominent role along with Amala Paul. 

Despite the high-note ending of season 1, season 2 hasn't been released yet.

So, what are waiting for? Grab a large bowl of popcorn and tick these top 5 South Indian web series off your watchlist today!

ALSO READ: Suzhal: The Vortex Review: The twists and turns of this web series will leave you glued to your seats

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