The Watchlist Whisperer: Indian Documentaries

Jun 25 2024.

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Struggling to navigate the ever-expanding world of streaming services and on-demand content? Feeling lost in a sea of options, unsure of what to watch next? Worry no more, because The Watchlist Whisperer is here to guide you! We'll be your trusted source for must-watch picks, from captivating dramas and laugh-out-loud comedies to thrilling documentaries and thought-provoking films. Consider us your personal concierge for all things screen-worthy. So, grab your remote, settle in, and get ready to discover your next obsession with The Watchlist Whisperer! 

This week, we're taking a spicy trip across the border for a taste of true-crime documentaries from our fascinating neighbour, India. Get ready to delve into hidden gems and chilling mysteries – because sometimes, the truth is stranger than a Bollywood plot twist!

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths 

Imagine this: you wake up to news of a family – eleven members to be exact – found hanging lifeless in their own Delhi home. Sounds like a scene straight out of a horror movie, right? Well, for residents of Burari in India, this chilling nightmare became a horrifying reality. House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths on Netflix isn't your typical true-crime docuseries; it's a plunge into a real-life mystery that will leave you tangled in a web of unanswered questions.
Suicide? Murder? A sinister ritual gone wrong? House of Secrets explores all the chilling possibilities, weaving together interviews with investigators, neighbours who witnessed the unfolding tragedy, and even surviving relatives grappling with this unimaginable loss. As the layers peel back, prepare to be drawn into a web of family secrets, unsettling clues, and a haunting sense of the unknown.

This captivating docuseries doesn't offer easy answers, but it will leave you pondering the complexities of human behaviour and the fragility of the mind. So, if you're looking for a true-crime mystery that will stay with you long after the credits roll,  House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths is a must-watch.

Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer

Remember that first season of "Indian Predator" – all shock value, light on substance? Forget it. The Diary of a Serial Killer is a dramatic improvement, offering a deep dive into the chilling story of Raja Kolander, a suspected serial killer who left a trail of terror in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

The case takes a horrifying turn when a journalist's murder leads to the discovery of a secret diary – a diary that points to 13 more potential victims and whispers of the unthinkable: cannibalism. But The Diary of a Serial Killer goes beyond the gruesome details. This series delves into the mind of the suspect, exploring his motivations and the societal influences that might have shaped him. It's a chilling exploration of a disturbed psyche, offering a more nuanced perspective than its predecessor.

So, is it worth the watch? Absolutely, if you're looking for a true-crime docuseries that doesn't shy away from the darkness while offering a deeper understanding of the criminal mind. This is a good watch for those who crave a truly in-depth exploration of a horrifying case.

 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rihaab Mowlana

Rihaab Mowlana is the Deputy Features Editor of Life Plus and a journalist with a passion for crafting captivating narratives. Her expertise lies in feature writing, where she brings a commitment to authenticity and a keen eye for unique perspectives. Follow Rihaab on Twitter & Instagram: @rihaabmowlana


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